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Colerain Twp., OH 45253

Next Meeting -           FEBRUARY 21, 2018  Joe Flickinger will speak on Colerain Township History        See Meetings Page for more details

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The Coleraine Historical Society Inc.
The Coleraine Historical Society Inc.



                        Meetings held at:

Northwest Community Presbyterian Church

8735 Cheviot Road 45251

In front of Colerain High School


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


New CHS Meeting Location

Beginning in January 2018

our monthly Membership Meetings will be held at:

Northwest Community Presbyterian Church

 located at 8735 Cheviot Road

Upcoming Meetings and Speakers

FEBRUARY 21, 2018               Joe Flickinger - Author


A teacher at Northwest High School, Joe has written his second book:  “A History of Colerain Township: From Frontier Wilderness to Suburban Sprawl”.

His first book was about Green Township.


Signed Books will be on sale at the Meeting.


2018 Committee sign-ups

Installation ceremony for new Officers and Trustees. 

ATTENTION: Officers please wear blue Polo Shirts for Pictures.     


MARCH 21, 2018               


 Don't forget there WILL be Girl Scout Cookies for Refreshments!!!



Thanks to our Girl Scouts Mary Burdett and JoAnn Bertram.                                              



MARCH 21, 2018               JIM NORTH,  Speaker


Jim North will speak about Civil War hero

William Haines Lytle who was born November 2, 1826 in CincinnatiOhio, the scion of a leading area family, the Lytle family. He was a politician in Ohio, renowned poet, and military officer in the United States Army during both the Mexican-American War and American Civil War, where                                                  he was killed in action as a brigadier general on

                                                September 20, 1863 in Chickamauga Creek, TN. 

                                                He is buried in Spring Grove Cemetery



APRIL 18, 2018                 BARB MARBUT, Speaker



Barb Marbut will speak on genealogical research through The General Society of the War of 1812. Established on January 9, 1854, in Philadelphia it is an association of male descendants of veterans of the War of 1812. 




MAY 16, 2018                    Steven J. Rolfes, Author


“Cincinnati Courthouse Riot of 1884”


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


                                                             Signed books for sale at Meeting


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 millionSix 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 & Mill Creek


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.


Available on Amazon: Wooden Shoe Hollow by Charlotte Pieper                              



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:  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.  




OCTOBER 17, 2018                 Paul Ruffing     

CHS Member 

President of Green Township Historical Society



PowerPoint presentation





             Reminder: November 11th is Veterans Day


Date of Meeting changed to 2nd Wednesday in November

NOVEMBER 14, 2018                    Program Pending


Election of 2019 Officers and Trustees                      




DECEMBER 5, 2018               Annual Society Holiday Party

                                                      Members ONLY



Registration required

JANUARY 16, 2019              No Program Scheduled


2019 Committee sign-ups

Installation ceremony for new Officers and Trustees. 

ATTENTION: Officers please wear blue Polo Shirts for Pictures.     

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