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Colerain Twp., OH 45253

 CHS Monthly Membership Meeting                  3rd Wednesday

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The Coleraine Historical Society Inc.
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CHS Monthly

Meetings

                       

Third Wednesday of Month

6:30 - 8:30pm

 

The Coleraine Historical Society monthly meeting format: 

6:30pm                 Meet and Greet   Light Refreshments & Bottled water available 

7:00 – 8:00pm     Speaker/Program

                                             Speakers/Programs open to Public

Beginning April: 2023 Program Fee   $3 Visitors      FREE for CHS Members  

                             8:00 – 8:30pm     CHS Membership/Business Meeting

WINTER HOURS   - November, February and March

            1:00pm Meet and Greet/ 1:30-2:30pm Speaker/ 2:30-3:00pm Meeting

St. Paul Community of Faith Church  

5312 Old Blue Rock Rd

Cincinnati, OH 45247

         

 

2024

 Meetings and Speakers

Please check CHS Facebook and CHS website 

for updates or cancellations of events and meetings.

 

WINTER HOURS      FEBRUARY  21, 2024   

 Speakers/Programs open to Public   

 

Speaker: Lt. Jon Middendorf

Colerain Township Police Department

 

 

    

WINTER HOURS          March 20, 2024    

Speakers/Programs open to Public

 

Dave Moravec, President

Colerain Chamber of Commerce

The Colerain Chamber of Commerce is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary in 2024. Dave will speak on what’s planned for the future of the Chamber

 

     March Meeting Note:      There WILL be

      GIRL SCOUT COOKIES

         for Refreshments

 

 

APRIL 17, 2024 

Speakers/Programs open to Public

NOTE: Program Fee $3 Visitors 

FREE to CHS Members 

 

Program Pending 

 

 

 

 

MAY 15, 2024 

 Speakers/Programs open to Public    

 

History of Colerain Fire Department

 

Speaker: BOB RIELAG

 

2019 Recipient of Distinguished Service Award

          from Ohio Fire Service Hall of Fame

Began career in 1964 as Volunteer Firefighter. 

1999 to 2003 Ohio State Fire Marshal

U.S. Air Force Veteran - Bronze Star & Air Force Commendation Medal

 

 

JUNE 19, 2024   

Speakers/Programs open to Public

 

Program Pending 

JULY 17, 2024 

Speakers/Programs open to Public

Program Pending 

 

Wednesday, AUGUST  21, 2024  

 

What: Annual Indoor Picnic          

When: Wednesday, August 16  6:00 – 8:00 pm

           Note: earlier start time since we are eating dinner

Where: St.Paul United Church of Christ

WhoMembers, their Families and invited guests

 

Cost: $5 per Adult

                                                                      

Last Name A to L bring DESSERT          Last Name M to Z bring SALAD

          

        By Tuesday, August 1st, please RSVP number attending to email:         colerainehistorical@outlook.com 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 18, 2024  

 Speakers/Programs open to Public  

 

Program Pending 

 

 

October 16, 2024 

 Speakers/Programs open to Public

 

 

Program Pending 

 

 

WINTER HOURS    November 20, 2024    

Speakers/Programs open to Public

 

     

Program Pending 

 

                 

 

  

 

***FIRST Wednesday of December                December 4, 2024     

Annual Society Holiday Party

6:00 - 8:30pm

Members ONLY Event

No dinner....Finger foods and drinks

Last Name A - L                            Last Name M - Z

                         bring  Appetizers                         bring Desserts

 

 December 4, 2024  

Election of 2025 CHS Officers

conducted at December Meeting

 

 December 4, 2024   

CHS Membership Year pins distributed at December Meeting

 

 

 

2025

 Meetings and Speakers

Please check CHS Facebook and CHS website 

for updates or cancellations of events and meetings.

 

Annual Focus &

Planning Workshop

Saturday January 18, 2025

              10am to Noon

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 new year – goals, projects, outreach, fundraising, etc.

All members encouraged to attend. 

Installation ceremony for new Officers and Trustees will be held at

Annual Focus & Planning Workshop

Drinks and Light Refreshments will be available

St Paul Community of Faith Church

5312 Old Blue Rock Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45247

 

 

JANUARY  2025   

             

NO Membership Meeting  

 (as it usually snows!) 

     

 

 

Past Meetings

2023

January         Annual CHS Focus & Planning Workshop

 

February       History of Barnesburg 

                                Speakers: Debby Scheid and Mary Burdett

 

March          Looking Toward the Future in Colerain Township

                                Speaker: Trustee Matt Wahlert

 

April           Historic Barns in Colerain Township

                                Speaker: Chris Henson

 

May            Airports in Colerain Township

                                Speaker: Chris Henson

 

June            Railroads in Colerain Township

                                 Speaker: Keith Corman

 

July            Stehlin's Meats - 110 years

                                Speaker: John Stehlin

 

August          Annual CHS Indoor Picnic - Hammann's Beef BBQ

                A-L Salad/M-Z Dessert

 

September      Meet & Greet Candidates for:

                Colerain Township Trustee & Fiscal Officer

 

                Colerain Schools 1924-2024 - 100 years

                                 Speaker: Denny Hirsch

 

October         What Is It Wednesday?

                                Members brought in vintage items to share

 

November      ROAD TRIP - American SignMuseum

                                

 

December       Annual Holiday Gathering - St. Paul Church

                  No Dinner. A-L Desserts/M-Z Appetizers

 

2022

January         Annual CHS Focus & Planning Workshop

 

February       Kathy's Happy Organs & Pianos

                                Speaker: Kathy Schwartz

                          

March          History of Arlington Memorial Gardens

                                Speaker: Marcia Ross

 

April           History of White Oak Gardens

                                Speaker: Jeff Webeler

 

May            History of Groesbeck 

                                Speakers: Chris Henson and Mary Burdett

 

June            Ruoff Family Farm

                                Speaker: Cliff Dziech

 

July            Trivia Night - Wheel of History

                                Speaker: Chris Henson

 

August          Annual CHS Indoor Picnic - Richie's Chicken Dinner

 

September      History of Land Use in Colerain Township - Part 2

                                 Speaker: Matt Shad

 

October         History of Bevis 

                                Speakers: Chris Henson and Mary Burdett

 

November      History of Peach Grove 

                                Speakers: Chris Henson and Mary Burdett

 

December       Annual Holiday Gathering - St. Paul Church

                  Richie's Chicken Dinner served

                        

2021

January         Annual CHS Focus & Planning Workshop

 

February       CANCELLED due to COVID Restrictions

 

March          CANCELLED due to COVID Restrictions

 

April            CANCELLED due to COVID Restrictions

 

May           Welcome Back Members Meeting - first in 14 months!

 

June            History of Dunlap

                                 Speakers: Mary Burdett & Larry Shad

 

July            History of Northbrook

                                 Speakers: Chris Henson, Lori McMullin, Lora Dakin

 

August          Annual CHS Indoor Picnic

 

September      Meet & Greet Candidates for Colerain Township Trustee

September      History of Land Use in Colerain Township - Part 1

                                 Speaker: Matt Shad

 

October         Colerain Chamber of Commerce

                                 Speaker: Dave Moravec

 

November       History of Rumpke

                                  Speaker: Anne Grey

 

December       Annual Holiday Gathering - Barnesburg Tavern & Grill

 

2020

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 December 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

                Note: CHS Members did gather 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 Grey

 

November      CANCELLED     Colerain Chamber of Commerce

                               Speaker:  TBD

 

December      CANCELLED      Annual Holiday Gathering

 

2019

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

 

2018

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

 

                               

2017

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 

                                Trustee

 

November      George Remus

                                 Speaker & Author: Mark Plagman

 

December       Annual Holiday Gathering - Barnesburg Tavern & Grill

 

2016

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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