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The Coleraine Historical Society Inc.

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Colerain Twp., OH 45253

Next Meeting -            Wed March 18     Speaker:               Bob & Diana Rielage A Visit to      Coleraine Ireland

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The Coleraine Historical Society Inc.
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Membership

Meetings

                       

Third Wednesday of Month

6:30 - 8:30pm

 

The Coleraine Historical Society meets the third Wednesday of each month  

6:30pm                  Meet and Greet with light refreshments

7:00 – 8:00pm      Speaker/Program

                                                              Public welcome to attend Program

8:00 – 8:30pm     CHS Membership Meeting

 

 

Membership Meetings will be held at:

 

Northwest Community Church

8735 Cheviot Road in front of Colerain High School

Upcoming Meetings and Speakers

MARCH MEETING              

 

There WILL be

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES

for Refreshments

 

 

March 18, 2020                          

 

A Visit to Coleraine, Ireland

In June 2019, former Colerain Township Trustee  Diana Rielage and her husband Bob, travelled to Ireland to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. As part of their trip, the Rielages visited Coleraine Ireland and exchanged gifts and Proclamations.

Coleraine is a town and civil parish near the mouth of the River Bann in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is 55 miles northwest of Belfast and 30 miles east of Derry, both of which are linked by major roads and railway connections. 

 

 

 

APRIL 15, 2020                            Speaker: Marcia Ross

 

History of Arlington  Memorial Gardens

Since 1934, Arlington  Memorial Gardens has served and earned the trust of families in the Tri-State region. It is a non-profit funeral home, cemetery, crematorium and memorial park

https://amgardens.org/

 

 

MAY 20, 2020                            Speaker: Jon Symore

               The Oxbow

In the central Ohio Valley, the most important remaining wetland is a 2500-acre spread of level river bottom farmland on the shore of the Ohio River, known as the Oxbow.

 

 The Oxbow is a broad floodplain where the Great Miami River empties into the Ohio. This area where three states - Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky - come together, is near Lawrenceburg, Indiana, seventeen miles downstream from Cincinnati. It is named for a small horseshoe, or oxbow-shaped lake, formed when flood waters cut a new course for the Great Miami River, isolating a meander in the old stream bed. There is not a building on it.

Almost every year it is flooded with shallow waters that deposit nutrients from upstream. This annual enrichment, plus a water table close the surface, makes the Oxbow area a highly productive land for farming.  - Excerpt from Oxbow website

 

https://www.facebook.com/oxbowinc/                     https://www.oxbowinc.org/

 

 

JUNE 17, 2020                    Speaker: Kimberly Whitton

       Great Parks of Hamilton County

There are 17 Parks managed by Great Parks of Hamilton County. It was created in 1930 as the Hamilton County Park District. Great Parks is a separate political subdivision of the State of Ohio, governed by a Board of Park Commissioners.

https://www.greatparks.org/

 

 

JULY 15, 2020                     Speaker: Patsy Johnson Gaines

 

Mrs. Anna Tuthill Symmes

 

 Martha Washington. Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell. Caroline Scott Harrison. Those are just a few of the 24 women Patsy Johnson Gaines plays as an historical re-enactor.

 

Since the early 1980s, she has performed as many as   160 times a year in front of audiences ranging from schoolchildren to DAR members to retirement home residents.

 

For the CHS Program, Ms. Gaines will act as Mrs. Anna Tuthill Symmes, wife of John Cleves Symmes

John Cleves Symmes (July 21, 1742 – February 26, 1814) was a delegate to the Continental Congress from New Jersey, and later a pioneer in the Northwest Territory. 

Symmes was married to Anna Tuthill of New York (1741–1776) on October 30, 1760.

They had three children:

  • Maria Symmes (born April 23, 1765)
  • Mary Symmes (born August 30, 1767)
  • Anna Tuthill Symmes (July 25, 1775 – February 25, 1864), who married William Henry Harrison,   who eventually became the President of the United States.

 

 

AUGUST 19, 2020          

 

What: Annual Indoor Picnic          

 

When: Wednesday, August 19  6:00 – 8:30 pm

              NOTE: Since this is Dinner, we have an earlier start time

 

Where: Northwest Community Church

 

Who: Members, their Families and invited guests

                                            

 

        By Friday, August 14th, please RSVP to email:         colerainehistorical@outlook.com 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 16, 2020                 

 

History of Land Use

in Colerain Township

 

 

Speaker: MATT SHAD

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 21, 2020                    Speaker: ANNE GRAY                      

 

HISTORY OF RUMPKE

And Recycling at the Colerain Location

 

Rumpke’s history dates back to the1930s when founder  William F. Rumpke ran a junkyard and coal delivery business  in Cincinnati. His customers often bartered sheep, chickens and old cars and trucks as payment for his services.  One day, he was paid with six young pigs. William fixed up some old trucks from the junkyard and enlisted relatives to search for garbage to feed the pigs. William J. Rumpke (who is currently President Emeritus and chairman of the board for Rumpke Waste & Recycling) was only five years old when he began helping his father collect trash from homes and businesses.

https://www.rumpke.com/about-us/our-story

 

                      

NOVEMBER 18, 2020

                                Speaker pending

COLERAIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE              

The Colerain Chamber of Commerce seeks to advance the economic, industrial, professional, commercial, cultural and civic welfare of the Northwest Cincinnati area; to encourage the growth of existing industries and businesses while giving all proper assistance to any new firms or individuals seeking to locate in the area; to provide business and industrial education to the people of Colerain Township and the surrounding areas; and to support all those activities determined to be beneficial to the local business community and surrounding areas.  

                                

http://www.colerainchamber.org/

 

 

DECEMBER 2, 2020     ***First Wednesday of December           

 

Annual Society Holiday Party

 

Members ONLY

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021

JANUARY 20, 2021                 

 

NO Membership Meeting 

 (as it usually snows!)       

 

Installation ceremony for new Officers and Trustees will be at

Annual Focus & Planning Workshop 

 

 

Saturday JANUARY 16, 2021          10:00am  

 

Annual focus &

Planning workshop

 

All members encouraged to attend. 

This is your chance to voice your opinions on the focus and direction of CHS efforts. 

Review last year’s goals and accomplishments.

Plan for 2021 – goals, projects, outreach, fundraising, etc.

 

St Paul United Church of Christ

5312 Old Blue Rock Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45247

 

 

FEBRUARY   19, 2020                               Program Pending    

 

 

 

 

 

    

Past Meetings

2020

January         Annual CHS Focus & Planning Workshop

 

February       Colerain Comprehensive Plan

                               Speaker: Mike Ionna

                          Colerain Township Director of Zoning & Planning

 

2019

January         Annual CHS Focus & Planning Workshop

 

February       Hidden Cincinnati

                               Speaker & Author: Jeff Suess

 

March          The Barns of Colerain Township

                                Speaker: Chris Henson

 

April           The Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Eden Park

                                Speaker: Gary Henson

 

May            Martha Washington

                                Reenactor: Millie Henley

 

June            Civil Air Patrol

                                 Speaker: Marlene Vastine

 

July            Manasseh Cutler & the Ordinance of 1787

                                Speaker: David Savage

 

August         Annual CHS Indoor Picnic

 

September      History of Procter & Gamble

                                Speaker: Shane Meeker

                Meet & Greet - Candidates for Colerain Township

                                 Trustee & Fiscal Officer

 

October         Update on the Toll House

                                 Speakers: Chris Henson & Larry Shad

 

November      OPEN HOUSE

                55th Anniversary of CHS

               

December       Annual Holiday Gathering

                                  Barnesburg Tavern & Grill

 

2018

January         Annual CHS Focus & Planning Workshop

 

February       A History Of Colerain Township

                                Speaker & Author: Joe Flickinger

 

March          William Lytle a famous Cincinnatian

                                 Speaker: Jim North

 

April           The 1812 Society

                                Speaker: Barb Marbut

 

May            The Cincinnati Courthouse Riot

                                 Speaker & Author: Stephen J. Rolfes

 

June            The 1937 Flood

                                 Speaker: Chris Smith

 

July            Wooden Shoe Hollow

                                Cincinnati Museum Center

 

August         Annual CHS Indoor Picnic

 

September      Traveling Morgans Trail

                                 CHS Members Larry Shad & Earl Corson

 

October         About Green Township

                                 Speaker: Paul Ruffing, Green Township Historical Society President

 

November      Hamilton County Genealogical Society

                                Speaker: Kathy Reed

 

December       Annual Holiday Gathering

                                  Barnesburg Tavern & Grill

 

 

2017

January         Annual CHS Focus & Planning Workshop

 

January        History of Military Uniforms worn in US Wars

Speaker: Chris & Mary Dumford

 

February       Researching Your Home's History

Speaker & Author: Ann Senefeld 

 

March          Haunted Cincinnati

                                Speaker & Author: Jeff Morris

 

April           Fernald Then and Now

                                Speaker: Penny Borgman

 

May            Dulcimer Society 

              

June            The American Flag

                                 Speaker: Don McGraw & Jim Schaeffer of Ohio SAR

 

July            St. Bernard Parish 150 years

                                Speakers: Ken & Barb Yoder

 

August         Annual CHS Indoor Picnic with Graeters Ice Cream!

 

September      VanZandt Family

                                 Speaker: Gretchen Wilson

 

October         Famous and Infamous Green Township Characters

                                 Speaker: Paul Ruffing, Green Township Historical Society President

                Meet & Greet - Candidates for Colerain Township 

                                Trustee

 

November      George Remus

                                 Speaker & Author: Mark Plagman

 

December       Annual Holiday Gathering

                                  Barnesburg Tavern & Grill

 

2016

January         Annual CHS Focus & Planning Workshop

 

February        History of Pinecroft

                                  Speaker: Mike Martini

 

March           A Visit to North College Hill Historical Society

 

April            Moeller Nursery 100 years

       Speaker: Terry Moeller

 

May             Mt. Healthy Historical Society

                                   Speaker: Penny Huber

 

June             Are you on Facebook?

                                   Speaker: Matt Tietsort

 

July             ?

  Reenactor: Patsy Johnson Gaines

 

August          Annual CHS Indoor Picnic

 

September       Ohio Legends

                                  Speaker & Author: Jeff Wilson

 

October          SunWatch Village & Archeaological Park

                 Speaker & Anthropologist: Andrew Sawyer, Site Manager        

 

November       Cincinnati Riverfront in Pictures 1848

                   Speaker: Jim Mainger, Cincinnati Public Library

      

December        Annual Holiday Gathering

                                   Northgate Mall Colerain Police Substation

 

 

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