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GHS ... bringing together those people insterested in history, and especially those interested in the history of Green, Ohio.

03/10/2020
Green Local Schools - Green, Ohio

Green Local Schools - Green, Ohio

Based on today's COVID-19 press conference and recommendations from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health, we are postponing tonight's Seniors Serving Seniors event at Green High School. We deeply apologize for this late notice to our senior citizens who planned on attending. The Class of 2020 looks forward to a rescheduled date soon!

03/10/2020

GHS will host a work session at Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse on Wednesday, March 11th from 8 to noon. We will continue sanding the wooden portions of our antique desks for the schoolhouse. Be prepared to get dusty, dust masks and sanders provided.

Great day at Celebration of Education!
02/29/2020

Great day at Celebration of Education!

First sanding day: 32 pieces done, 96 to go! Great job volunteers! We will work again next Wednesday and Friday, 8 am to...
02/28/2020

First sanding day: 32 pieces done, 96 to go! Great job volunteers!

We will work again next Wednesday and Friday, 8 am to noon. Come out and learn how to use an orbital sander, it's a great time!
Thanks all!

02/24/2020

Come out and see us this weekend at the Celebration of Education at Green High School, Saturday, February 29th 9 am to 2 pm!!!

02/24/2020

GHS will host work sessions at Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse on Friday mornings from 8 to noon, February 28th, March 6th, and March 13th. We will be working on sanding the wooden portions of our antique desks for the schoolhouse. Be prepared to get dusty, bring dust mask, work gloves, handheld sanders if you have one.

Great news! There are many things still to do to get our schoolhouse ready to teach our third grade classes in May! We w...
02/21/2020

Great news! There are many things still to do to get our schoolhouse ready to teach our third grade classes in May! We will have work sessions to sand and prep desks for stain on Friday mornings from 8 to noon, February 28th, March 6th, and March 13th. Please join us if you can! Email [email protected] if questions.

Wednesday was the last construction meeting for the Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse. Time to get ready for school! Thank you to the wonderful team @ CavanaughBuildingCorp and PRIME AE Group who helped make this project such a success.

City of Green, Ohio -- City Administration
02/12/2020

City of Green, Ohio -- City Administration

Nearly finished! Please join us Saturday, June 13 @ 9:00am for the Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse Community Open House!

01/25/2020

THANK YOU to everyone that came out to help today - Glenn & Becky Witsaman, Jason Witsaman, Councilman Dave France, Rick and Carrie Miller, Renee' Summers, John and Jan St. John, Chris McMahan, Carol Carlton, Staci Schweikert and our guest of honor Al Courtney. And special thanks to Ashley McComb for taking our pictures! We were able to get all 40 desks disassembled and ready for powder coating!

01/22/2020

UPDATE: We are all done at 10:30 am this morning!!! We had a great group come out and help and the work went super quickly!!!! Thank you all!!!!

GHS will host a first work session at Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse to dissassemble antique desks in preparation for their restoration and placement in Lichtenwalter this Spring. Please join us this Saturday, January 25th in the Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse basement in Boettler Park from 8 am to 1 pm. Dress warm (basement is heated), bring work gloves, rubber mallet, flat head screw drivers and/or cordless drills if you have them. We are looking for volunteers to assist with this project and others related to getting the schoolhouse ready for the Spring visits for all 3rd Grade Green Primary School classes. This event is open to the public, please pass this on to anyone that might be interested in assisting. Please consider passing on to students or Scouts looking for service hours as well.

01/14/2020

From our friends around the corner:

The Stark County Civil War Roundtable Meeting is this Thursday, January 16th @ 7:00pm.

Location: United Methodist Church, 3088 State Street NW, Greentown, Ohio
Speaker: Richard Haldi
Topic: “The Famous People from Greentown, Ohio"

Local historian and author, Richard Haldi, will be presenting a riveting and entertaining history of Greentown's past and its famous people. It is astonishing how many local and nationally famous people have called Greentown home. Mr. Haldi is a lifelong Canton resident, living at Meyers Lake Village since 1972. He earned his BA degree from Ohio University Athens and is retired after a 36-year career at Diebold, Inc. Mr. Haldi is the author of “Cornelius Aultman: Ohio's Great Civil War-Era Industrialist” and a board member of the Canton Preservation Society.

Non-member meeting fee = $4. Annual Membership = $20 per member, or $25 for two or more at the same residence (Jan. - Dec.)

01/07/2020

For anyone who wants to get involved with the Green Historical Society, our monthly board meetings for Jan, Feb, March will be at the Central Administration Building Conference Room B at 6:30 pm on the 2nd Monday of each month. We will be planning 2019 events and working on the interior preparations of Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse in anticipation of its Spring re-opening.

12/17/2019

Author Tim Carroll will be talking about his book WORLD WAR II IN AKRON at Green Branch Library at 6 p.m. this Thursday, December 19th.
This is a free program.
Hope to see you there!

Thanks so much,
MT
Green Branch Library
4046 Massillon Rd
Uniontown OH 44685
330-896-9074

KIKO Auctioneers
11/12/2019
KIKO Auctioneers

KIKO Auctioneers

9.77 Acres – Home – Garage - Separate Guest House

City of Green, Ohio -- City Administration
11/07/2019

City of Green, Ohio -- City Administration

At Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse. Keystone installation - November 6, 2019. Photo by @ashleymccombproductions

Come out and visit Twisted Wilderfest today at Southgate Park!
10/05/2019

Come out and visit Twisted Wilderfest today at Southgate Park!

Hartong Farmstead Home
09/19/2019
Hartong Farmstead Home

Hartong Farmstead Home

A farm tour is mandatory for those interested in submitting a proposal.  The first tour will be held Friday, September 20 @ 10:00am.  The tour will begin at the Mt. Pleasant trailhead: 6521 Mt. Pleasant Road, North Canton (Green), OH.

Don't forget - meeting tonight!
06/27/2019

Don't forget - meeting tonight!

Interested in history, local food, protecting the environment? Join us tomorrow night at Community Hall to discuss the historic Levi J Hartong farmstead - part of the city's beautiful Southgate Park. https://www.cityofgreen.org/hartong-farm-info-meeting

05/29/2019

Green City Council approves Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse rebuild 7-0. Thank you!

Did you know that GHS provides 3 volunteers per day to run this school day long program for each of the third grade clas...
05/09/2019

Did you know that GHS provides 3 volunteers per day to run this school day long program for each of the third grade classes every Spring? It takes over 250 hours of volunteer time to give our GLS students a school day in 1885 - and it's worth every minute! Our volunteers and students have an amazing experience. A huge thank you to our partners at the Jackson Township Historical Society for allowing us to use their schoolhouse to continue this program for the last three years. Hoping we are able to run this program in our own schoolhouse in Green next Spring!

Mrs. Sarver's 3rd graders were treated to school life from the late 1800's, which included reciting some tongue twisters for their ELOCUTION lesson! Thank you to "schoolmarm" Staci Schweikert and teacher helpers Glenn and Becky Witsamen from the Green Historical Society. Huge thanks to the Jackson Historical Society for lending us the use of their school house.

Green High School Band, Labor Day Parade in Barberton 1947. Band Director - Delbert Smoke or Richard Keel, Drum Major Je...
02/14/2019

Green High School Band, Labor Day Parade in Barberton 1947. Band Director - Delbert Smoke or Richard Keel, Drum Major Jerry Archer. Head Majorette Jackie Hoffman, photo courtesy of Richard Parsons

"New" postcard for the collection. A reminder that Green was pretty cool a hundred years ago too.
01/26/2019

"New" postcard for the collection. A reminder that Green was pretty cool a hundred years ago too.

City of Green, Ohio -- City Administration
11/11/2018

City of Green, Ohio -- City Administration

Today the honor roll panels were installed on the recreated WWII Honor Roll Monument at the Green Veterans Park just in time for the Veterans Day dedication this Sunday at 2 p.m. at Queen of Heaven Church Parish Life Center. Special thanks to Jarod Korn and all the volunteers who helped make this a reality. See the story on Channel 5 at 5:55 p.m. tonight!

City of Green, Ohio -- City Administration
11/11/2018
City of Green, Ohio -- City Administration

City of Green, Ohio -- City Administration

Join the community of Green in dedication the new WWII Honor Roll on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 pm at the Queen of Heaven Parish Life Center.

Save the Date!!   Portage Lakes Historical Society will host a 40th anniversary celebration of the club’s founding.  Joi...
09/28/2018

Save the Date!!
Portage Lakes Historical Society will host a 40th anniversary celebration of the club’s founding. Join us from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wed. Oct. 10, 2018 at Picks, 530 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron, Ohio 44319. (Upper level banquet area).
View photo displays, memorabilia, digitized collection of over 250 vintage photos of Portage Lakes. Silent auction featuring unique Portage Lakes items in addition to giveaways to help us celebrate 40 years!
Light refreshments will be served.
Parking is limited so park your car where it will NOT be towed. Picks does offer courtesy golf cart transport to your car.

Information call 330-644-3748.

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09/28/2018

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11/27/2017

Ted Dudra will be presenting as Teddy Roosevelt tonight at 6:30 pm at the Green Branch Library.

GHS will have a planning meeting in December, details to follow.

Thank you to everyone who came out tonight to see the work of Dr. Tim Matney and Jerrad Lancaster.  Great turnout!
10/27/2017

Thank you to everyone who came out tonight to see the work of Dr. Tim Matney and Jerrad Lancaster. Great turnout!

Congratulations Absolute Roofing & Construction and to the City of Green!  Job well done!
05/17/2017
City of Green, Ohio -- City Administration

Congratulations Absolute Roofing & Construction and to the City of Green! Job well done!

Congratulations to Absolute Roofing & Construction - for winning first place in their category for the beautiful work they did on the Hartong barn roof. Thank you!

04/04/2017
Klinefelter Cemetery Cleanup Project

Hi all,

GHS is working on several upcoming activities and we need your help. To organize all of our activities and volunteers, we are going to start using signup.com. I have summarized our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities below. If you would like to volunteer, you can email me or follow the links below to signup.com to claim your volunteer spots.

Project 1 – Assist City of Green with Klinefelter Cemetery Grave Mapping
Klinefelter Cemetery is a local historic landmark in the City of Green. It sits on the corner of E. Nimisila and S. Arlington and although it's a significant site for this community, it has become rather shabby-looking. And so the Mayor would like to encircle it with a fence and place a historical marker there to give the cemetery its due dignity. That's where Dr. Tim Matney, professor of archaeology at UA comes in. He has generously offered to organize his students to survey the cemetery so that we are able to correctly place a fence and sign - by identifying where gravesites might be that are no longer visible on the surface and generally confirming the boundaries of the cemetery. Dr. Matney met several of us at Klinefelter Cemetery on November 22 to walk the site and talk about various methods that could be used to achieve our goals for this historic place.
Dr. Matney has offered to work alongside Mr. John Berry - a Green High School science teacher and several of Mr. Berry's students in a collaborative archaeological experience. We are really excited to see this unfold and very grateful that some of our high school students will have this really unique opportunity in their own community.
The City of Green has asked GHS to assist with this project by cleaning up the cemetery grounds, removing leaves and any loose debris so that Mr. Matney’s equipment will work better. While we will not have an ‘official’ role in the mapping festivities on April 8th and 9th, we will have the opportunity to allow a few of our members to be present and watch and record our own notes about Mr. Matney’s findings. Because of the size of the cemetery, this opportunity is available first come, first served. All GHS members wishing to attend must be prepared to record notes and watch Mr. Matney and the students work without distracting or interrupting their work.

Klinefelter Cemetery Mapping Project

To sign up, click here: http://signup.com/go/dxFgZ1

April 5, 2017 – 9-12 Klinefelter Cemetery Clean Up
6 People to Do Yard Clean Up (we will have assistance from COG seasonal workers)

April 6, 2017 – 9-12 Klinefelter Cemetery Clean Up
6 People to Do Yard Clean Up (we will have assistance from COG seasonal workers)

April 7, 2017 – 9-12 Rain Date for Clean Up Work
6 People to Do Yard Clean Up (if needed)

April 8, 2017 – 8:30 – 5 Klinefelter Mapping
4 People to Watch and Record
April 9, 2017 – 8:30 – 5 Klinefelter Mapping


Project 2 – Assist with the Schoolmarms Program Temporarily Relocated to Jackson Township Historical Society

We would like to continue the 3rd Grade field trips to a local historic schoolhouse for Green Local Schools. This program was previously run for over ten years by Carol Baltrinic and Pat Stiles at Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse. We would like to help them carry on this Green tradition. Because we have lost our venue, Jackson Township Historical Society has graciously offered to allow us to use their facility this year. Their schoolhouse is beautiful and will work very well for our program. We will need at least one additional volunteer during each program to monitor the students during recess and assist with historically appropriate games and activities.

GHS and COG will provide the materials needed to run the recess activities. We will be working with Pat and Carol to make sure the schoolmarms have everything they need to run their program and we will be working on Green Township specific displays including maps, flags, and photos to decorate the schoolhouse with Green-specific history.

April 27, 2017 - Visit to JTHS Schoolhouse for Volunteer Orientation

May 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 18, 22, 23, 24 - School Field Trips – one class per day, bus arrival 9:15 depart 1:45.

To sign up, click here: http://signup.com/go/Tbif5P

For each of these dates, we need to have a schoolmarm/master, a substitute marm/master, and 2 GHS volunteers (who will be our backup subs and assist with recess and whatever else is needed) available from 9 am to 2 pm. GHS volunteers can make arrangements to split shifts if necessary.

Project 3 – Organize GHS Files and Digital Archive

We would like to start meeting on Friday mornings to do research and organize our own archives. Please sign up if you plan to attend. We will initial meet in April at Staci Schweikert’s house (1261 Steese Road). Our first work project will be reviewing and categorizing our archives and pulling information necessary for the Hamlet Historic Marker project. As part of these sessions, we may also take field trips to Akron Public Library Special Collections, the U of A Archives and the Summit County Fiscal Office. If you have suggestions for future outings or topics to research, you can indicate this in signup.com.

April 14, 21, 28 – Archives/Research Work Sessions

To sign up, click here: http://signup.com/go/FsfRxx

SignUp.com makes it easy to coordinate school events & classroom activities, fundraisers, snack schedules, potlucks & more!

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