Check out the new calendar, new 2012 events, and our new newsletter.
A general meeting will be held tonight, November 7th at 7 pm in CAB Conference Room 2 to discuss the 2012 calendar, budget, and membership .
Our next general meeting will be held on October 17th at 7 pm at the Torok Community Center on Massillon Road.
Our next event will be "One-room Schoolhouses" on November 21st at 7 pm at the City of Green Central Administration Building. Featured speakers include Patty Stiles and Carol Baltrinic. Please note that this event is confirmed for November 21st - despite early discussion regarding postponement into 2012.
Please see our updated Calendar of Events, available here. Please note that the Historical Walk and Talk program has been postponed until Spring.
MAPS will host the Wings of Freedom Tour on August 12, 13, 14 & 15. This event will host three WWII era aircraft, B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator and P-51 Mustang.
Rides will be sold on all planes.A special event will be held on Friday to Welcome the Planes for all area WWII Veterans. Please call to reserve for this event 330-896-6332, we need to know special accommodations.
We will have the support of the Honor Flight, Red Cross, and the National Guard.
All WWII vets will be free for the entire weekend and one guest will be free for the Friday Welcome party.
The local landmark plaque was installed today at the Aaron Swartz Homestead/Walnut Woods Preschool. Photographs of the installation of the local landmark plaque at the Aaron Swartz Homestead/Walnut Woods Preschool are available at http://www.greenhistoricalsociety.com/aaron-swartz-home.html. The property owners, Greg and Laura Frank were on hand to witness the installation of the plaque, as well as the preschool staff and students and members of the Green Historical Society.
The Walnut Woods Preschool will host an open house on Friday, August 5th from 5 – 7 pm and Sunday, August 7th from 2 – 4 pm. Anyone interested in learning more about the preschool or in viewing this historic property are welcome to attend. Walnut Woods Preschool is operated in the historic Aaron Swartz Homestead located at 4950 Massillon Road in Green. Please call 330-896-2052 or 330-494-5555 for more information.
TRIP TO AKRON-SUMMIT PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR RESEARCH - July 16th, 9 am meet at Boettler Park Tennis Courts
TRIP TO AKRON-SUMMIT PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR RESEARCH
The Green Historical Society will be hosting an outing to visit the Kepler-Coss Collection of Green Local History at the Akron-Summit County Public Library Special Collections Department on Saturday, July 16th at 9 am. Members and scholarship competitors (Green High students) will meet to caravan to downtown at Boettler Park near the tennis courts. The Kepler-Coss Collection contains the life's research of the late Bev Kepler-Coss on the history of Green Township . The description of the boxes and files available in the Kepler-Coss Collection can be found at
http://www.akronlibrary.org/internetresources/sc/finding/keplercoss.pdf and see the attached pdf.
There are not many topics in Green's history that Bev did not begin to research and document. If you are interested in researching a local history topic or would like to just learn about the collection, please join us on this outing. If you are unable to attend this outing, you may contact the Special Collections Department at email@example.com or 330.643.9030.
I recommend reviewing the Kepler-Coss Collection Description (see attached) and determining which boxes may be relevant to your research prior to the outing. If you are planning to attend the outing and there is a particular box or file of interest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so that she can arrange to have the box pulled for you prior to our arrival. Please note we will plan another outing to the Bev Kepler-Coss Collection in the Fall. Thank you.
The Green Historical Society has launched a new website for the Green Is America Scholarship. The Green Is America scholarship competition is a new partnership between the Green Historical Society and Green High School. Visit http://gia.greenhistoricalsociety.com to learn more about Green Is America!
Marlboro Volunteers are coming to MAPS
Saturday July 9th 10:00 – 5:00pm
Sunday July 10th 10:00 – 4:00pm
See equipment used in our Nation’s Wars/Conflicts:
Civil War – WWI – WWII – Korea – Vietnam – Iraq – Afghanistan
“Military History and Education” with the Marlboro Volunteers
Click HERE to see more pictures of the displays that Marlboro may bring to the event.
You may also go to Marlboro Volunteer’s website by clicking on http://www.marlborovolunteersinc.com/
The Historic Preservation Commission of the City of Green designated Greensburg Cemetery as Green's eighth local landmark at their June 21, 2011 meeting. The Local Landmark Committee of the Green Historical Society researched the historical significance of the property and prepared the application for local landmark designation with the full support of the property owner, the City of Green. Becky Witsaman, Historian of the Green Historical Society, presented the research findings to the Commissioners at the June 21st meeting. To learn more about the history of Greensburg Cemetery, click here.
Staci Schweikert, Secretary GHS