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The Coleraine Historical Society Inc.

PO BOX 53726

Colerain Twp., OH 45253

Next Meeting -           May 16, 2018  Speaker:                    STEVEN ROLFES          Topic:   Corruption & Murder in the Gilded Age

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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

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


                                                             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


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:  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





Date of Meeting changed to 2nd Wednesday in November

        NOVEMBER 14, 2018            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: NEW Officers please wear blue Polo Shirts for Pictures.     

FEBRUARY 20, 2019              Program Pending




MARCH 20, 2019              Program Pending


But there WILL be


for Refreshments


APRIL 17, 2019                 Program Pending







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