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PO BOX 53726

Colerain Twp., OH 45253

Next Meeting -            November 20       55th Anniversary Open House

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The Coleraine Historical Society Inc.
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Third Wednesday of Month

6:30 - 8:30pm


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 Program

8:00 – 8:30pm     CHS Membership Meeting



Membership Meetings will be held at:


Northwest Community Church

8735 Cheviot Road in front of Colerain High School

Upcoming Meetings and Speakers

DECEMBER 4, 2019     ***First Wednesday of December           


Annual Society Holiday Party


Members ONLY



JANUARY 15, 2020                 


NO Membership Meeting 

 (as it usually snows!)       


Installation ceremony for new Officers and Trustees will be at

Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 7th



Saturday JANUARY 18, 2020   

          9:30am to Noon           



Planning Meeting 


All members encouraged to attend. 

This is your chance to voice your opinions on the direction of CHS efforts. Review last year’s goals and accomplishments.

Plan for 2020 – goals, projects, outreach, fundraising, etc.


St Paul United Church of Christ

5312 Old Blue Rock Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45247



FEBRUARY   19, 2020                      



And Recycling at the Colerain Location


Rumpke’s history dates back to the1930s when founder  William F. Rumpke ran a junkyard and coal delivery business  in Cincinnati. 

His customers often bartered sheep, chickens and old cars and trucks as payment for his services.  One day, he was paid with six young pigs. William fixed up some old trucks from the junkyard and enlisted relatives to search for garbage to feed the pigs. William J. Rumpke (who is currently President Emeritus and chairman of the board for Rumpke Waste & Recycling) was only five years old when he began helping his father collect trash from homes and businesses.



March 18, 2020                          


A Visit to Coleraine, Ireland

In June 2019, former Colerain Township Trustee  Diana Rielage and her husband Bob, travelled to Ireland to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. As part of their trip, the Rielages visited Coleraine Ireland and exchanged gifts and Proclamations.

Coleraine is a town and civil parish near the mouth of the River Bann in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is 55 miles northwest of Belfast and 30 miles east of Derry, both of which are linked by major roads and railway connections. 


MARCH MEETING              


There WILL be


for Refreshments


APRIL 15, 2020                            Speaker: Vi Daniels


History of Arlington  Memorial Gardens

Since 1934, Arlington  Memorial Gardens has served and earned the trust of families in the Tri-State region. It is a non-profit funeral home, cemetery, crematorium and memorial park


MAY 20, 2020                            Speaker: Jon Symore


The Oxbow

In the central Ohio Valley, the most important remaining wetland is a 2500-acre spread of level river bottom farmland on the shore of the Ohio River, known as the Oxbow.


 The Oxbow is a broad floodplain where the Great Miami River empties into the Ohio. This area where three states - Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky - come together, is near Lawrenceburg, Indiana, seventeen miles downstream from Cincinnati. It is named for a small horseshoe, or oxbow-shaped lake, formed when flood waters cut a new course for the Great Miami River, isolating a meander in the old stream bed. There is not a building on it.

Almost every year it is flooded with shallow waters that deposit nutrients from upstream. This annual enrichment, plus a water table close the surface, makes the Oxbow area a highly productive land for farming.  - Excerpt from Oxbow website           



JUNE 17, 2020                    Speaker: Kimberly Whitton


Great Parks of Hamilton County

There are 17 Parks managed by Great Parks of Hamilton County. It was created in 1930 as the Hamilton County Park District. Great Parks is a separate political subdivision of the State of Ohio, governed by a Board of Park Commissioners.



JULY 15, 2020                     Speaker: Patsy Johnson Gaines


Mrs. Anna Tuthill Symmes


 Martha Washington. Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell. Caroline Scott Harrison. Those are just a few of the 24 women Patsy Johnson Gaines plays as an historical re-enactor.


Since the early 1980s, she has performed as many as   160 times a year in front of audiences ranging from schoolchildren to DAR members to retirement home residents.


For the CHS Program, Ms. Gaines will act as Mrs. Anna Tuthill Symmes, wife of John Cleves Symmes

John Cleves Symmes (July 21, 1742 – February 26, 1814) was a delegate to the Continental Congress from New Jersey, and later a pioneer in the Northwest Territory. 

Symmes was married to Anna Tuthill of New York (1741–1776) on October 30, 1760.

They had three children:

  • Maria Symmes (born April 23, 1765)
  • Mary Symmes (born August 30, 1767)
  • Anna Tuthill Symmes (July 25, 1775 – February 25, 1864), who married William Henry Harrison,   who eventually became the President of the United States.



AUGUST 19, 2020          


What: Annual Indoor Picnic          


When: Wednesday, August 19, 2019  6:00 – 8:30 pm

              NOTE: Since this is Dinner, we have an earlier start time


Where: Northwest Community Church


Who: Members, their Families and invited guests



        By Friday, August 14th, please RSVP to email: 



SEPTEMBER 16, 2020         Program Pending



OCTOBER 21, 2020         Program Pending










NOVEMBER 18, 2020

Debra Stonehill, President


The Colerain Chamber of Commerce seeks to advance the economic, industrial, professional, commercial, cultural and civic welfare of the Northwest Cincinnati area; to encourage the growth of existing industries and businesses while giving all proper assistance to any new firms or individuals seeking to locate in the area; to provide business and industrial education to the people of Colerain Township and the surrounding areas; and to support all those activities determined to be beneficial to the local business          community and surrounding areas.  

                                Debra Stonehill has been President of The Colerain Chamber since 2014.


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