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Colerain Twp., OH 45253

Next Meeting -              Feb 20, 2019   Author JEFF SEUSS "Hidden Cincinnati History"

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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 monthly program

8:00 – 8:30pm     Membership Meeting



Membership Meetings will be held at:


Northwest Community Church

8735 Cheviot Road in front of Colerain High School

Upcoming Meetings and Speakers

Saturday, January 12, 2019              10:00am to 12:30pm


CHS Annual Focus Meeting


Planning session to review last year's achievements and set goals for the upcoming year.


ALL members are encouraged to attend.


This will be a big year for CHS. It's our 55th year and Colerain Townships 225th.


Light refreshments served.


LOCATION: St. Paul United Church of Christ       5312 Old Blue Rock Road



JANUARY 16, 2019                 


NO Membership Meeting (as it usually snows!)       

Installation ceremony for new Officers and Trustees will be at Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 8th




FEBRUARY 20, 2019               Jeff Seuss, Author


“Hidden History, Lost Cincinnati, & Cincinnati Then & Now” 


This book takes readers through the city's storied history and vibrant culture. Beginning at Fountain Square, the heart of the city, the book rolls out to the riverfront, then back downtown and outwards, eventually to the locations outside of the city center. Sites include: Roebling Suspension Bridge, Fountain Square, Union Terminal, Music Hall, and Carew Tower, Mount Adams Incline, the canal, Old Main Library, Albee Theater, Shubert Theater, Arnold's Bar and Grill, City Hall, Post Office, Nasty Corner, and many more.





March 20, 2019                          Christine Henson


“The Barns of Colerain Township”


A Powerpoint presentation discusses the Barns of Colerain Township and the families that built them




MARCH 20, 2019              


There WILL be


for Refreshments


April 17, 2019                                  Gary Henson


“35th Anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Eden Park”


A Vietnam era soldier stands looking down at the ground. On his left, a second soldier stands with his left foot resting on a stump and his right hand resting on the other soldier's shoulder. The red granite represents bloodshed.


The Memorial, overlooking the Ohio River in Eden Park, consists of 2 servicemen on an inscribed pedestal.       Although the elements of the Memorial are uncomplicated,  the discussion leading to the Memorial’s dedication was anything but..


There were protests when Eden Park's bronze sculpture of two soldiers was dedicated;     now in April 2019, we will celebrate the 35th anniversary of a once-controversial Vietnam Veteran Memorial in Cincinnati



MAY 15, 2019                MILLIE HENLEY, Reenactment Historian


Program Pending                  







JULY 17, 2019                      Mary Burdett


Its our Quasquibicentennial...


"The 225th Anniversary of Colerain Township"    

JUNE 19, 2019       Speaker Pending 

The origins of Civil Air Patrol date to 1936, when Gill Robb Wilson, World War I aviator and New Jersey director of aeronautics, returned from Germany convinced of impending war. Wilson envisioned mobilizing America’s civilian aviators for national defense, an idea shared by others.

In Ohio, Milton Knight, a pilot and businessman, organized and incorporated the Civilian Air Reserve (CAR) in 1938. Other military-styled civilian aviation units emerged nationwide, training for homeland defense.

World War II and Postwar/1941-1948
In January 1942, German submarines began attacking merchant vessels along the East Coast. With the military unable to respond in force, CAP established coastal patrol flights to deter, report and prevent enemy operations.

Cold War/1950-1975
Post-World War II, CAP focused its efforts on three core missions – Cadet Program, Emergency Services and Aerospace Education. 

Evolving Missions/1976-2000

The latter half of the Cold War witnessed the further expansion of CAP roles and capabilities. In 1979, CAP began flying Military Training Route surveys for the Strategic Air Command and the Tactical Air Command. A 1985 agreement with the U.S. Customs Service saw CAP conducting counterdrug reconnaissance missions for law enforcement.



The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, ushered CAP into a new era of homeland defense. With increased federal funding and creation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, CAP received new technologies for its emergency services, including hyperspectral imaging, improved airborne communication, forward-looking infrared systems, GPS-equipped glass cockpit avionics and geospatial information interoperability.              


AUGUST 21, 2019          


What: Annual Indoor Picnic          

When: Wednesday, August 21, 2019  6:00 – 8:30 pm

Where: Location to be determined

Who: Members and invited guests


RSVP to email: 

by August 15th





SEPTEMBER 18, 2019         Shane Meeker


“A History of Procter & Gamble”




William Procter, emigrating from England, established himself as a candle maker in Cincinnati, which was a busy center of commerce and industry in the early nineteenth century.     And James Gamble, arriving from Ireland, apprenticed himself to a soap maker. The two might never have met had they not married sisters Olivia and Elizabeth Norris, whose father convinced his new sons-in-law to become business partners.


As a result, in 1837, a bold new enterprise was born: Procter & Gamble.        



 OCTOBER 16, 2019          Chris Henson & Larry Shad



The Blue Rock/ Banning Toll House



Powerpoint Presentation



NOVEMBER 20, 2019            Mary Burdett


The 55th Anniversary of

The Coleraine Historical Society




DECEMBER 4, 2019     ***First Wednesday of December           


Annual Society Holiday Party


Please email  by Fri. Nov 29



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