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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
Saturday, January 12, 2019 10:00am to 12:30pm
CHS Annual Focus Meeting
Planning session to review last year's achievements and set goals for the upcoming year.
ALL members are encouraged to attend.
This will be a big year for CHS. It's our 55th year and Colerain Townships 225th.
Light refreshments served.
LOCATION: St. Paul United Church of Christ 5312 Old Blue Rock Road
FEBRUARY 20, 2019 Jeff Seuss, Author
“Hidden History, Lost Cincinnati, & Cincinnati Then & Now”
This book takes readers through the city's storied history and vibrant culture. Beginning at Fountain Square, the heart of the city, the book rolls out to the riverfront, then back downtown and outwards, eventually to the locations outside of the city center. Sites include: Roebling Suspension Bridge, Fountain Square, Union Terminal, Music Hall, and Carew Tower, Mount Adams Incline, the canal, Old Main Library, Albee Theater, Shubert Theater, Arnold's Bar and Grill, City Hall, Post Office, Nasty Corner, and many more.
BOOKS WILL BE ON SALE AT THIS PROGRAM
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
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
RSVP to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
by August 15th
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.