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The Coleraine Historical Society Inc.

PO BOX 53726

Colerain Twp., OH 45253

2020 CHS Meetings -           CANCELLED  

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




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


CHS JUNE Member Meeting 


Following "social distancing" guidelines,  14 members enjoyed a lovely summer evening at Heritage Park


It was a nice surprise to have  Tere Moore       (our Pageant Editor) join us.



Upcoming Meetings and Speakers

Please watch your email , CHS Facebook and CHS website

for updates on future events and meetings.


CHS Membership Meetings for SEPTEMBER,


DECEMBER are cancelled.




Saturday JANUARY 16, 2021          10:00am  


Annual Focus &

Planning Workshop

All members encouraged to attend. 

This is your chance to voice your opinions on the focus and direction of CHS efforts. 

Review last year’s goals and accomplishments.

Plan for 2021 – goals, projects, outreach, fundraising, etc.

Installation ceremony for new Officers and Trustees will be held at

Annual Focus & Planning Workshop 

St Paul United Church of Christ

5312 Old Blue Rock Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45247



JANUARY 20, 2021                 

 NO Membership Meeting 

 (as it usually snows!)       


FEBRUARY  17, 2021                    Program Pending  







March 17, 2021                          Program Pending






MARCH MEETING              


There WILL be


for Refreshments



APRIL 21, 2021                            Program Pending






MAY 19, 2021                              Program Pending        


JUNE 16, 2021                            Program Pending


JULY 21, 2021                            Program Pending



AUGUST 18, 2021         


What: Annual Indoor Picnic          


When: Wednesday, August 18  6:00 – 8:00 pm

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


Where: Place to be determined


WhoMembers, their Families and invited guests


CHS will provide Chick-fil-A sandwiches and drinks.

Members are asked to bring favorite side dishes and desserts to share.               


        By Friday, August 13th, please RSVP to email: 



SEPTEMBER 15, 2021                            Program Pending



OCTOBER 20, 2021                            Program Pending



NOVEMBER 17, 2021                            Program Pending



DECEMBER 1, 2021     ***First Wednesday of December           


Annual Society Holiday Party


Members ONLY








Past Meetings


January         Annual CHS Focus & Planning Workshop


February       Colerain Comprehensive Plan

                               Speaker: Mike Ionna

                          Colerain Township Director of Zoning & Planning


March 13 through May 28, 2020 Ohio was under orders from Governor Dewine to "stay-at-home" due to COVID 19 Pandemic. With lifting of Stay-at-home order, there were still restrictions on gathering in groups of 10 or more and social distancing guidelines to be followed.


March          CANCELLED A Visit to Coleraine Ireland

                                Speakers: Bob & Diana Rielag


April           CANCELLED Arlington Memorial Gardens

                                Speaker: Marcia Ross


May             CANCELLED The Oxbow

                                Speaker: Jon Symore

June 1 through August 31, 2020 Ohio Governor Dewine continues the restrictions on gathering in groups of 10 or more and social distancing guidelines due to COVID-9 Pandemic. 


June              CANCELLED    Speaker from Great Parks

                CHS Meeting held outdoors at Heritage Park


July             CANCELLED      "Mrs. Anna Tuthill Symmes"

                               Re-enactor: Patsy Johnson Gaines


August         CANCELLED     Annual CHS Indoor Picnic


September     CANCELLED History of Land Use in Colerain Township

                                Speaker: Matt Shad


October         CANCELLED   History of Rumpke

                               Speaker:  Anne Gray


November      CANCELLED     Colerain Chamber of Commerce

                               Speaker:  TBD


December      CANCELLED      Annual Holiday Gathering



January         Annual CHS Focus & Planning Workshop


February       Hidden Cincinnati

                               Speaker & Author: Jeff Suess


March          The Barns of Colerain Township

                                Speaker: Chris Henson


April           The Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Eden Park

                                Speaker: Gary Henson


May            Martha Washington

                                Reenactor: Millie Henley


June            Civil Air Patrol

                                 Speaker: Marlene Vastine


July            Manasseh Cutler & the Ordinance of 1787

                                Speaker: David Savage


August         Annual CHS Indoor Picnic


September      History of Procter & Gamble

                                Speaker: Shane Meeker

                Meet & Greet - Candidates for Colerain Township

                                 Trustee & Fiscal Officer


October         Update on the Toll House

                                 Speakers: Chris Henson & Larry Shad


November      OPEN HOUSE

                55th Anniversary of CHS


December       Annual Holiday Gathering

                                  Barnesburg Tavern & Grill



January         Annual CHS Focus & Planning Workshop


February       A History Of Colerain Township

                                Speaker & Author: Joe Flickinger


March          William Lytle a famous Cincinnatian

                                 Speaker: Jim North


April           The 1812 Society

                                Speaker: Barb Marbut


May            The Cincinnati Courthouse Riot

                                 Speaker & Author: Stephen J. Rolfes


June            The 1937 Flood

                                 Speaker: Chris Smith


July            Wooden Shoe Hollow

                                Cincinnati Museum Center


August         Annual CHS Indoor Picnic


September      Traveling Morgans Trail

                                 CHS Members Larry Shad & Earl Corson


October         About Green Township

                                 Speaker: Paul Ruffing, Green Township Historical Society President


November      Hamilton County Genealogical Society

                                Speaker: Kathy Reed


December       Annual Holiday Gathering

                                  Barnesburg Tavern & Grill




January         Annual CHS Focus & Planning Workshop


January        History of Military Uniforms worn in US Wars

Speaker: Chris & Mary Dumford


February       Researching Your Home's History

Speaker & Author: Ann Senefeld 


March          Haunted Cincinnati

                                Speaker & Author: Jeff Morris


April           Fernald Then and Now

                                Speaker: Penny Borgman


May            Dulcimer Society 


June            The American Flag

                                 Speaker: Don McGraw & Jim Schaeffer of Ohio SAR


July            St. Bernard Parish 150 years

                                Speakers: Ken & Barb Yoder


August         Annual CHS Indoor Picnic with Graeters Ice Cream!


September      VanZandt Family

                                 Speaker: Gretchen Wilson


October         Famous and Infamous Green Township Characters

                                 Speaker: Paul Ruffing, Green Township Historical Society President

                Meet & Greet - Candidates for Colerain Township 



November      George Remus

                                 Speaker & Author: Mark Plagman


December       Annual Holiday Gathering

                                  Barnesburg Tavern & Grill



January         Annual CHS Focus & Planning Workshop


February        History of Pinecroft

                                  Speaker: Mike Martini


March           A Visit to North College Hill Historical Society


April            Moeller Nursery 100 years

       Speaker: Terry Moeller


May             Mt. Healthy Historical Society

                                   Speaker: Penny Huber


June             Are you on Facebook?

                                   Speaker: Matt Tietsort


July             ?

  Reenactor: Patsy Johnson Gaines


August          Annual CHS Indoor Picnic


September       Ohio Legends

                                  Speaker & Author: Jeff Wilson


October          SunWatch Village & Archeaological Park

                 Speaker & Anthropologist: Andrew Sawyer, Site Manager        


November       Cincinnati Riverfront in Pictures 1848

                   Speaker: Jim Mainger, Cincinnati Public Library


December        Annual Holiday Gathering

                                   Northgate Mall Colerain Police Substation



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