Please join us at the restored Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse to learn about early life in Green and attending school in the 1880's.
Monday, October 20, 2014 @ 7 p.m.
Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse in Boettler Park (near tennis courts)
5300 Massillon Road
Public Welcome—Kid Friendly—Bring the whole family!
We will meet at 9:15 at the Green High School parking lot to line up for the Memorial Day parade. Members and their friends and families can ride Jim St. John's hay wagon or walk along. Dress is patriotic or historic. We will hand out 2000 small flags to the crowd. The Cub Scouts will assist us in handing out flags and some of their small ones and parents will be on our wagon. Please join us if you can. We are entry number 12. Thanks.
Below is the information from Parks and Rec:
Memorial Day Parade Line-up Number: 12, Green Historical Society
Thank you for choosing to participate in the City of Green's Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 26, 2014. Please read these parade instructions thoroughly and communicate to all your parents, children, family and friends. The parade will step off at 10:00 a.m., departing from the Green High School parking lot.
Line-up for parade entries will begin at 8:00 a.m. All parade entries must enter the parade line-up site from the east drive of the high school parking lot. Parade start and end location will be the Green High School parking lot. Entry to parade line-up will be accessible only from Boettler Road. No parking will be permitted at the Middle or Intermediate Schools. To drop off an individual that is participating in the parade, please use the east side high school parking lot (from Boettler Road). Once your parade entry has traveled the entire parade route, we ask all entries to travel back to the Green High School parking lot to disburse or unload parade participants. No one will be permitted to stop in the Middle School drive or parking lot to unload; Summit County Sheriff will be on hand to keep a continuous traffic flow.
Some general parade guidelines: with the addition of two new Emergency Rooms on Massillon Road, we ask that if you hear sirens, please stop the parade progression as if you were in a vehicle. If you have children participating in the parade, we ask that they do not throw the candy like it is a baseball or a missile. We have had children watching the parade progression getting hit by flying candy as well as children running into the street to retrieve candy and almost getting hit. If you are throwing candy, please let your walkers distribute by tossing gently to parade observers. The Massillon Road route will be using the west two lanes, please throw candy to the west side spectators only.
We encourage everyone to attend the Memorial Ceremony held at the Veterans Memorial Park at 11:15 a.m.. This short Memorial Ceremony is a small way in which we can say thank you to our brave soldiers and Veterans. Join our community as we demonstrate our gratitude for the sacrifices these brave men and women make every day.
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Please check out the new 2014 Calendar. And check out our many updates to make the website more user friendly.
We are going to get together again to finish up our projects Monday, October 7th at 7 pm at the Schweikert's house. This work party will be held in place of our monthly Board meeting. Everyone is welcome - please bring small paint brushes, scissors, and a hair dryer if you have one. Snacks and beverages provided.
The Festival of Crafts Show is October 19th from 9 to 3 pm. We will need volunteers on Oct. 19th from 8 am to 3:30 pm. The Green Band Boosters Craft Show is November 2nd from 9 am to 4 pm. We will need volunteers on Nov. 2nd from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Please let me know if you are able and willing to volunteer.
Please see the following announcement from Carol Eubank regarding the Portage Lakes Historical Society 35th Anniversary Celebration:
The Portage Lakes Historical Society will meet for their 35th anniversary celebration at Craftsmen Park dining hall, 4450 Rex Lake Road on Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m. Artifacts and numerous photo boards documenting the history of the Portage Lakes will be displayed.
The display will include: Historical Boat Tour Map, history and cast aluminum site sign; Portage Lakes Kiwanis Water Festival history; George Beckham’s Portage Lakes postcard collection; collection of items from Portage Lakes library, Railroad and ice house photo of Cottage Grove Lake; Goodyear Boat and Yacht Club photos, photos of Hohman’s Landing and Map brochure; Hydroplane racing boats photos & history, photos from Burch’s/Kieffer’s; Iron Channel before and after construction photos; Crooks Hotel items, history and photos ; Hackett’s Edgewater Inn photos & history; Pake’s Pharmacy soda fountain glasses & article; framed Portage Lakes pennant; Turkeyfoot Island artifacts; Anchor Boat Livery photos; Pick’s Boat house paper placemat; ice boat photo on North Reservoir, Aerial view 1972 Dusty’s Landing, Old State Mill postcard photos and decorative pin tray, Turkeyfoot Golf Course photos (Miller Lake area), Young’s Hotel and much more.
Don’t miss this outstanding display of Portage Lakes History. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, 7 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served. Also available for purchase will be Portage Lakes Historical Society postcards, note cards and Portage Lakes Kiwanis portagelakesopoly game.
For more info call 330-644-3748.
Our next meeting will be Monday, September 16th at 7 pm at The Schweikert's
(1261 Steese Road). We will be planning our Fall activities and (hopefully) working on some materials for the Fall craft fairs in Green.
Our calendar has been slightly modified, see new calendar on website. Our October 21st event will be at Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse and we will learn about early life and learning in Green. This will be a family friendly event.
Also, please note that Portage Lakes Historical Society will have a 35th Anniversary event on October 10th at 7pm at Craftsmen Park. More details to follow soon.
Photos are now available of the War of 1812 event on our website, click here to view photos. A belated thank you is owed to one of our long time members, Ted
Dudra, for preparing this fantastic event. Thank you and excellent job Ted! Also, thank you to Amy Nichols and Jan St. John, Ted's GHS committee members and all of Ted's many community friends who assisted us.The video of this event can be viewed by clicking here or go to http://www.erniestv.com/.
Dues are now payable. Please see the attached 2013 membership application. The financial situation of our organization has warranted cut backs in the quantity of events we have presented this year. Please consider supporting our organization so that we can continue to provide the same quantity and quality of programs that we have all become accustom to over the last several years. Thank you.
Please join us as we honor those that served from Green Township in the War of 1812 as part of the bicennential celebration of the War of 1812.
Monday, August 19th
Veterans Memorial Park
4224 Massillon Road
(parking at Torok Center)
Monday, June 17th at 7 pm at the City Central Administration Building. The Cadettes of Girl Scout Troop 90384 will present their Silver Award project entitled "Memories of Green."
Our next meeting will be Monday, June 17th at 7 pm at the City Central Administration Building. The Cadettes of Girl Scout Troop 90384 will present their Silver Award project entitled "Memories of Green."
Below, please see a description of the project and video from the Cadette Troop leaders, Lori Walent and Janet Muckley.
The video is about the community members' Memories of Green - what they remember most, what they enjoyed, etc. One visit to the Akron Public Library to visit the Kepler-Coss Collection was all it took! The girls were hooked! They loved all the stories - good and bad about Green. Their view of Green as young ladies is so much different then our views as adults.
The people interviewed were:
Please come out and join us for this unique presentation. The girls will have at least 50 DVDs of their film available to hand out to attendees - first come, first served!
Staci Schweikert, Secretary GHS