March 23, 2015 – Art historian, jeweler, collector, and estate jewelry specialist Jason Adams will discuss his collection of antique jewelry. Jason conducts the popular antiques appraisal program at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, and is known for his enthusiastic and knowledgeable programs on antique clothing, jewelry, and collectibles. Program will take place at Stow Safety Center, 3800 Darrow Road, Stow, Ohio 44224.
April 27, 2015 – Our April speaker will be Silver Lake resident and author Milann Daugherty.When Milann came across a box of yellowed letters in the bottom drawer of an old dresser, she discovered not only that the letters were all written by her great-great uncle nearly one hundred and fifty years earlier but that they were a fascinating first-hand account of the Civil War as seen through the eyes of a young soldier. Over the course of three years, Milann painstakingly transcribed each of the letters, which had suffered from the passage of time, and undertook research to elaborate on much of what James described. The result was her book Your Affectionate Son – Letters From a Civil War Soldier. Listen to a first-hand and very personal account of the Civl War experience. Read more at www.uscivilwarletters.com. Stow Safety Center, 3800 Darrow Road, Stow, Ohio 44224.
June 22, 2015 – In 1996 Congress designated the area between Cleveland and Dover as the Ohio and Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor. Denny Reiser will take us on a photographic journey on this 110 scenic byway. You will see some beautiful places (including Cleveland Metro Parks and Cuyahoga Valley National Park) and learn a little history too. See www.ohioanderiecanalway.com/Main/Home.aspx for more information on the Corridor. This program will take place at Stow City Hall.
September 28, 2015 – How to be a Good Ancestor with Gretchen Quinn. Did you ever wonder what it takes to be a good ancestor? This program will cover topics ranging from family trees, oral histories, and preparing your family heirlooms and collectibles to pass on to your descendants. The program will also provide tips and hints on gathering relevant information to accompany objects for future generations. Gretchen is a librarian at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library with a specialization in Museum Studies.
October 26, 2015 – The Golden Age of Restaurants in Summit County with Sharon Myers. Take a walk down memory lane during the 50s, 60s and 70s when Akron was the place that out-of-towners came to eat! The days of Themely’s, Yanko’s, The Embers, Marcel’s, Iacomini’s and more! Sharon is President of the William Wetmore Chapter of the Daughters of 1812. Her father ran Marcel’s, known for its prime rib, on State Road in Cuyahoga Falls.
November 23, 2015 – election of 2016 officers
December 2014 – luncheon and installation of officers at Beef O’Brady’s