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PO BOX 53726
Colerain Twp., OH 45253
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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 monthly program
8:00 – 8:30pm Membership Meeting
April 17, 2019 Gary Henson
“35th Anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Eden Park”
A Vietnam era soldier stands looking down at the ground. On his left, a second soldier stands with his left foot resting on a stump and his right hand resting on the other soldier's shoulder. The red granite represents bloodshed.
The Memorial, overlooking the Ohio River in Eden Park, consists of 2 servicemen on an inscribed pedestal. Although the elements of the Memorial are uncomplicated, the discussion leading to the Memorial’s dedication was anything but..
There were protests when Eden Park's bronze sculpture of two soldiers was dedicated; now in April 2019, we will celebrate the 35th anniversary of a once-controversial Vietnam Veteran Memorial in Cincinnati
MAY 15, 2019 MILLIE HENLEY
Desperate enslaved people of the pre-Civil War South devised all kinds of ways to escape from bondage. Some of their methods were quite ingenious. From hiding in plain sight, to disguises, to piloting a ship under Confederate guns, brave people on the run used all their daring and ingenuity to make a better life. Hear their unusual and stirring stories when Millie Henley of Historical Connections presents Clever and Unusual Escapes from Slavery.
She will wear period attire and use Power Point illustrations to bring the inspiring stories to life.
JUNE 19, 2019 Speaker Pending
The origins of Civil Air Patrol date to 1936, when Gill Robb Wilson, World War I aviator and New Jersey director of aeronautics, returned from Germany convinced of impending war. Wilson envisioned mobilizing America’s civilian aviators for national defense, an idea shared by others.
World War II and
In January 1942, German submarines began attacking merchant vessels along the East Coast. With the military unable to respond in force, CAP established coastal patrol flights to deter, report and prevent enemy operations.
Post-World War II, CAP focused its efforts on three core missions – Cadet Program, Emergency Services and Aerospace Education.
The latter half of the Cold War witnessed the further expansion of CAP roles and capabilities. In 1979, CAP began flying Military Training Route surveys for the Strategic Air Command and the Tactical Air Command. A 1985 agreement with the U.S. Customs Service saw CAP conducting counterdrug reconnaissance missions for law enforcement.
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, ushered CAP into a new era of homeland defense. With increased federal funding and creation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, CAP received new technologies for its emergency services, including hyperspectral imaging, improved airborne communication, forward-looking infrared systems, GPS-equipped glass cockpit avionics and geospatial information interoperability.
AUGUST 21, 2019
What: Annual Indoor Picnic
When: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Location to be determined
Who: Members and invited guests
By August 15th please RSVP to email:
SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 Shane Meeker
“A History of Procter & Gamble”
P&G WAS FOUNDED IN 1837 BY TWO MEN WHO MET BY CHANCE.
William Procter, emigrating from England, established himself as a candle maker in Cincinnati, which was a busy center of commerce and industry in the early nineteenth century. And James Gamble, arriving from Ireland, apprenticed himself to a soap maker. The two might never have met had they not married sisters Olivia and Elizabeth Norris, whose father convinced his new sons-in-law to become business partners.
As a result, in 1837, a bold new enterprise was born: Procter & Gamble.
DECEMBER 4, 2019 ***First Wednesday of December
Annual Society Holiday Party
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by Fri. Nov 29