YOU ARE INVITED! Beavercreek Historical Society Quarterly Meeting and Program, April 4th at 7:00pm
Peace Lutheran Church Peace Lutheran Church 3530 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek
Come take a Walk Down Beavercreek’s Memory Lane
Join us for stories of the people, places, and things that built the Beavercreek Community—from Civil War panic to Prohibitionary tales to The Liar’s Table!
This unique program will be presented by our new History Center Director Brett Williford. A near lifelong resident of the Miami Valley, Brett moved to Beavercreek in the late 1990s and it quickly became “home.” As a local Realtor® he grew to know and love our community, its people, and its history. During the market recession years of 2008-2014, he built an interactive tour of Beavercreek in his “ample spare time,” The Beavercreek Heritage Trail. Brett now proudly serves as director of the History Center for the Beavercreek Historical Society.
A reading of The Beavercreek Chronicles with his son led him on a path of discovery to dive deeper into the structures, remnants, and families that made our community what it is today! His passion for the area is fueled by the stories and legends that echo within our borders—from fertile Native American hunting grounds to a hub of the early industry to the modern STEM municipality we enjoy today—Beavercreek offers something for everyone!
This program is free and open to the public. Bring a friend and join us for a fun evening of tall tales and short stories!
Donations to the Beavercreek Township Historical Society can be made via Greene Giving at https://greenegiving.ejoinme.org/donation
Volunteers Still Needed!
We’ve enjoyed success recently in adding new volunteers to the Historical Society but still have a couple of vacancies. If you are looking for something fun to do that will immerse you in the wonderful history of Beavercreek and connect you to a group of engaged citizens, we would love to discuss the following roles with you:
Newsletter Director – Vacant
Program Director and Special Events Coordinator – Vacant
Historical Buildings Director – Vacant
We appreciate member volunteers and rely on you to keep our Society active. If you are interested in any of these positions and/or volunteering in any capacity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org leave a message at 937-244-5958.
BHS Receives $5,000 grant award from Ohio Humanities Council
The national Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress on March 27 was established to provide assistance to state, local, and tribal governments to help combat the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19. Funds appropriated included $75 million in emergency funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities, of which 40 percent was distributed to the 56 state and territorial humanities councils to support local economic relief efforts.
BHS was a recipient of this funding in the amount of $5,000 through the Ohio Humanities Council grant application program, and was one of 91 organizations in Ohio to receive an award. Funding will be used to help with History Center expenses, upkeep of the historical structures at Wartinger Historical Park, and the creation of a video version of the Living History Program.
About Ohio Humanities
Established in 1972, Ohio Humanities is a private nonprofit organization and the state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Ohio Humanities promotes the humanities in Ohio through collaborations with cultural and educational institutions.
BHS Receives $500 from the Ohio History Fund
BHS is the recipient of a $500 gift grant from the Ohio History Fund COVID-19 Emergency Grant from the Ohio History Connection. This temporary grant program helps history organizations address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (www.ohiohistory.org/covidgrant).
The BHS request was one of 38 organizations funded out of 127 applications, and received the maximum award amount of $500 allowed for an organization of our size. These funds will be used together with the Ohio Humanities grant to create a video version of the Living History program.
The Ohio History Fund grants were made possible thanks to the support of the Ohio History Connection Foundation, the Conestoga volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing community support for the OHC, and private donors.
About Ohio History Connection
The Ohio History Connection, formerly the Ohio Historical Society, is a statewide organization with the mission to spark discovery of Ohio’s stories. Chartered in 1885, the Ohio History Connection carries out history services for Ohio and its citizens focused on preserving and sharing the state’s history. This includes housing the state historic preservation office, the official state archives, local history office, and managing more than 50 sites and museums across Ohio.