Fort Dunlap Photo
Fort Dunlap Photo
The Coleraine Historical Society Inc.
The Coleraine Historical Society Inc.

Welcome To The Coleraine Historical Society Inc.,  Preserving History of Colerain Township located in Southwest Ohio, USA

REMINDER - if you picked up a BLUE member application at Colerain Heritage Day and mail it in...

You can join for a reduced rate ($10 Single/$20 Family) AND your membership runs through Dec 31, 2016!!


2015 Colerain Heritage Day declared a success!!!

In the middle if 10 picture perfect Autumn Days, Saturday Sept 26 was gray, windy and misty.

Yet, in spite of the weather, we had our MOST successful Heritage Day! A profit of $757.32. CHS will be donating some of the money to the Colerain Police Department Community Resource Center.


Pot Belly Restaurant provided boxed lunches to the volunteers; which included 15 students from Colerain High School who were volunteering for required Community Service hours.

The Settlers Corn Hole Tournament was cancelled due to rain; but we awarded medals to the teams who signed up anyway. Added note: the Society won a corn hole set at Taste of Colerain in August (in case anyone wants to borrow it)

The Footprint of Ft. Dunlap (laid out by Larry Shad and Mike Reifenberger) was a big hit. ALL of the students were “required” to visit the Fort and hear the history from Larry. They were impressed and wanted to know more about Colerain History.

The picnic shelter was crowded and busy! Sandra Shea and Mary Burdett set up displays from the Museum. JoAnn Bertram had a CHS sales table. Pat Hester led students in Kid’s crafts (God’s Eyes, fall wreaths, corn husk dolls, and the ever-popular face painting.

Richard Briggs demonstrated Scherenschnitte. In German means "scissor cuts". It is the art of paper cutting design.


A first this year, we had 4 vendors! Cricket wireless set up a tent and gave away ball caps and a free phone. A new Colerain Dentist gave away goodie bags of toothbrushes, toothpaste & floss plus they raffled off a Waterpik. Two women set up a table of handmade jewelry. Prudential Insurance advisors were there to answer questions and gave 50 Frisbees to kids.


Check out the LINKS for a complete list of Donors, Volunteers and Race Winners.

Submitted by Chris Henson –           Heritage Day Chairperson


Historic Calendar Sale

7 for $5 (includes Tax)

Calendar years 1999 to 2012

Each pack contains random 7 years

Available at CHS Museum       and Membership Meetings      


          Founders            5K Walk and 5K Run  

The day’s events started with the Annual 5K Founders Walk/Run. 20 Runners and Walkers raced amongst the raindrops in their bright yellow and bright green shirts. A spirited awards ceremony and gift card raffle followed the Race.

Heritage Day Basket Raffle

Our biggest fundraiser, also a new addition this year, was a Basket Raffle organized by Carole Callahan and her daughter Kelly. 10 great baskets were raffled off at 4:00pm (and you needn’t be present to win!) There was a James Patterson Book Basket, a Toy collection basket which included Lincoln logs, 2 harvest themed baskets, a forever 31 bag with 2 mums, an Energy savings basket with a $50 Home Depot card, and a bucket filled with $95 of car cleaning supplies. The Basket Raffle netted $238.

Restaurant Fundraisers


Tell everyone you know! Family, friends, coworkers...Support the Coleraine Historical Society by dining out at a favorite Colerain Township Restaurant. Restaurants will donate 10-25% of nightly receipts to the Colerain Historical Society. Check events calendar for dates. Print off this month’s coupons!

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