Our annual picnic meeting was held Monday, August 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Barn, Approximately 25 members and guests enjoyed dinner, dessert, and conversation. A business meeting was held after dinner. Bob Flower updated everyone on the Old Schoolhouse project. The Stewart School is projected to be moved to its site at Heritage Reserve Park by the end of September. Thank you to Bob for his hard work and dedication to this project.
Beth Daugherty gave an update on plans for the annual Harvest Festival, which will be held October 5 and 6th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is no space left in the Heritage Barn for craft vendors, but there is still space in the tent and outside. Plans for the festival include musical entertainment, farm animals, historic house tours, refreshments, and apple butter. Costumed reenactors of the Ohio LIving History Society will also be part of the festivities. Volunteers are needed for a successful Festival, proceeds of which go to maintain our historic houses. Please contact President John Baranek at 330-688-9381 or vendor coordinator Beth Daugherty at 330-928-9386 if you are able to volunteer. Help is needed for the house tours, setting up, in the kitchen, and at the apple butter & raffle table.
Our next member meeting will be Monday, September 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Stow City Safety Center. Our speaker will be noted Abraham Lincoln expert, Geoff Elliott, Mr. Elliott has studied the life and legacy of Lincoln for forty years. He lectures widely on this subject and will be sharing his insights with Stow Historical Society. Please join us (and bring a guest) for this informative and engaging program.