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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
MAY 16, 2018 Steven J. Rolfes, Author
“Corruption and Murder in the Gilded Age”
A spate of bloody killings and a devastating flood set off a firestorm that Cincinnati would never forget. In 1884, three nights of rioting known as the Cincinnati Courthouse Riots left dozens dead, a courthouse burned to the ground, and the way clear for a new political regime to sweep in. When jury tampering led to a murderer getting the milder verdict of manslaughter, throngs more than 10,000 citizens took to the streets to deliver their own justice. In this sweeping account of some of Cincinnati’s bloodiest days, historian Steven J. Rolfes examines the political, social, and economical milieu of a city swept by tides of change. – excerpted from Amazon
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JUNE 20, 2018 Chris Smith, Cincinnati Library History Department
Presentation "The 1937 Flood"
The Ohio River Flood of 1937 affected the city from January 18 to February 5, 1937.
With damage stretching from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Illinois, one million people were left homeless, 385 were dead and property losses reached $500 million. Six to 12 inches of rain fell in Ohio during January 13–25, 1937, totals never before or since equaled over such a large area of Ohio. January 1937 remains as the wettest month ever recorded in Cincinnati
JULY 19, 2017 Cincinnati Museum Center presents:
“Wooden Shoe Hollow”
In a time that may seem long ago in human terms, but not even a blink of Mother Earth's eye, a group of families who had once called Germany home in the 19th century came to settle in an area of the Mill Creek valley in Cincinnati.
That area would later come to be called Wooden Shoe Hollow.
Families with names like Goetz, Wiese, Kettler, Hackemeyer, Brunswick, Osterbrock, Funke, Rahn, Howeller, Niehaus, Schumacher, Renegarbe, Friedhoff, Greber, Kissel, Koch, Mattfeld, Tieman, and countless others who made the earth and the family farm their new home in the new country. They provided for their families and their livelihood farming vegetables and they called themselves "gardeners".
Though many of the names have long since disappeared from the mailboxes along Gray road and Wooden Shoe Hollow Lane, a hand full remain in the 21st century.
Book by Charlotte Pieper "Wooden Shoe Hollow" available on Amazon.
AUGUST 15, 2018
What: Annual Indoor Picnic
When: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: Location to be determined
Who: Members and invited guests
Not a member? Easy to join...just $15 for single membership.
Bring your $$$ or Check and join that night... just please RSVP by email
How…much? FREE for Members $5 for guests
RSVP to email: email@example.com by August 5th
SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
CHS Members Larry Shad & Earl Corson
will recall their adventures as they followed the path of Morgan Raiders.
Created in 2013, the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail follows the route of Confederate Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s daring and innovative Great Raid of 1863.
This unique Ohio driving tour begins at Harrison and ends 557 miles later near West Point. It features 56 interpretive wayside exhibits and over 600 directional signs.
Date of Meeting changed to 2nd Wednesday in November
NOVEMBER 14, 2018 Election of 2019 Officers and Trustees