Kelso House Museum and Brimfield Historical Society

Kelso House Museum and Brimfield Historical Society The Kelso House Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the history of Brimfield Township; and showcases the Kelso House & Union Inn, built in 1833.
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The Kelso House Museum and Brimfield Historical Society is an semi-open air museum located near the center of Brimfield Township. Our ideal location as well as our Six featuers allow us to foucus on the agrarian and community base of Brimfield. Our Research Library and Archives are full of helpful and important Histoic documents and Information. The Granary, the Boosinger Corn Crib, The Township Outhouse, the Brimfield Township Bell, the Michael-Cable Barn all sit adjacent to the Kelso House. For More information please visit our website at http://www.kelsohouse.org/.

Mission: The Mission of the Kelso House is... - To Honor the memory of the rural Brimfield Township that existed from its settling in 1816 into the early 1900s and to link that historical past to the present; - To maintain and make available resources -records, books, photographs, and archival materials- concerned with this rural Wester Reserve township and its place in history - for research and study by intrested, responsible persons; - To promote intrest in and interpretation of the History of Brimfield Township for the education of its residents, students, teachers the pubnlic and other intrested persons; - To serve as a center for community gatherings in keeping with the origional, historic uses of the Kelso House, for the enjoyment of residents and passers-by.

Enjoying Reindeer Games & Crafts today at the Kelso House.
12/07/2019

Enjoying Reindeer Games & Crafts today at the Kelso House.

12/06/2019

Good food...
Good friends...
Good time was had by all at the Holiday Gathering & Wreath Auction. Thanks for joining us and participating.

All set for the Wreath Auction & Holiday Gathering tomorrow at 6:00 pm. Join us!
12/04/2019

All set for the Wreath Auction & Holiday Gathering tomorrow at 6:00 pm. Join us!

11/27/2019

Thanks to all who participated in our Sportsman Raffle.
The winning ticket numbers are #0100 & #0242 !!
Congratulations

Had a good time this morning at Kelso Kids: Messy Art.We used our hands and feet to paint a turkey. It was lots of fun!!
11/16/2019

Had a good time this morning at Kelso Kids: Messy Art.
We used our hands and feet to paint a turkey. It was lots of fun!!

Holiday Wreath-Making EventNov. 14, 2019 from 1 to 3:00 pmFor reservations or questions, contact us at 330-673-1058or em...
11/01/2019

Holiday Wreath-Making Event
Nov. 14, 2019 from 1 to 3:00 pm

For reservations or questions, contact us at 330-673-1058
or email to [email protected]

Great start to the Native American Heritage Series. Beautiful evening and everyone enjoyed giving the atlatl dart throwe...
09/26/2019

Great start to the Native American Heritage Series. Beautiful evening and everyone enjoyed giving the atlatl dart thrower a try.

Good day at KSU Fashion Museum
09/12/2019

Good day at KSU Fashion Museum

Beautiful day for marching practice for the Texas Infantry Civil War reenactors.
07/13/2019

Beautiful day for marching practice for the Texas Infantry Civil War reenactors.

We are enjoying crafts at the Brimfield Township event called Touch a Truck, at Lions Park on Edson Rd. Lots of fun thin...
06/15/2019

We are enjoying crafts at the Brimfield Township event called Touch a Truck, at Lions Park on Edson Rd. Lots of fun things to see and do here with the kids.

Monday, June 17, 2019BHS Annual Meeting of the MembershipDinner at 6:00Program at 7:00BHS provides the meat, rolls & bev...
06/15/2019

Monday, June 17, 2019
BHS Annual Meeting of the Membership
Dinner at 6:00
Program at 7:00

BHS provides the meat, rolls & beverages/ members & guests bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Program will include:
Thank you to interns & students from past school year
Presenting student scholarship winners
Thank you to outgoing trustees
Vote & welcome our new trustees
Enjoying the Pop-Up Museum items you bring

A Pop-Up Museum is a temporary display created by you. We choose the theme... You bring something to share with others on that topic.

Theme this program: VACATION!!
Bring something you got while traveling,
something from a "stay-cation" or
something brought back to you from someone else.
It's simple. It's fun. It's always interesting.

For more information on the Annual Meeting or the Pop-Up Museum program, call the BHS office at 330-673-1058.🎈🎈🎈

Kelso House Museum and Brimfield Historical Society's cover photo
06/14/2019

Kelso House Museum and Brimfield Historical Society's cover photo

Thank you Portage County Master Gardeners! Good help, good program and good food at the Flavors of the Garden presentati...
06/07/2019

Thank you Portage County Master Gardeners! Good help, good program and good food at the Flavors of the Garden presentation. We also loved the new herb markers you donated to us. These photos show Lady's Mantle (yellow/ green buds), Lavender (thin purple stalks), and Comfrey with a bumblebee visiting (purple-ish/ pink). Stop by and take a look at the garden.

We have the new picnic tables... so lets start Summer!!
05/25/2019

We have the new picnic tables...
so lets start Summer!!

Attended Crestwood High School's American Experience Academy this morning. This program integrates language arts, scienc...
05/11/2019

Attended Crestwood High School's American Experience Academy this morning. This program integrates language arts, science and American history to explore early Ohio life, Ohio wild life and the environment. This student group also recently participated in our Night at the Museum program, here at the Kelso House Museum. These encampment photo taken today show the log cabin they previously built with traditional methods, an early garden behind the cabin, and the ladies participating in a May pole dance. Great job!!

Start the month of May with a Ladies Day Out.Meet us at the Kelso House office on May 1st at 10:00 am to join us in a to...
04/26/2019

Start the month of May with a Ladies Day Out.

Meet us at the Kelso House office on May 1st at 10:00 am to join us in a tour at Kent State University Fashion Museum. After the tour, we will enjoy lunch together in downtown Kent. The cost will be $6 for the museum and the cost of your lunch off the menu. We will set up car pools for your convenience.

For questions, or to make a reservation, please contact the Kelso House Office at 330-673-1058 or email to [email protected].

Night at the Museum:where the buildings come alive with people from the past.Come visit with the Crestwood High School's...
04/25/2019

Night at the Museum:
where the buildings come alive with people from the past.

Come visit with the Crestwood High School's American Experience Academy students, as they share their historic impressions, representing Native Americans, the wealthy settlers, and the average family of the Western Reserve.

Talk to Lt. Jeremiah Greenman and his wife Mary, about their life during the Revolutionary War.

There will be 10 stations available to meet the characters. Bring the family for demonstrations, games, food and much more. Don't miss out on this great experience.

The fun will be in the museum, in the out buildings and around the grounds from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

Thanks to the Brimfield Police Department for providing the Special Easter Baskets for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.Winner...
04/24/2019

Thanks to the Brimfield Police Department for providing the Special Easter Baskets for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Winners are as follows:
Conner Stewart of Mogadore (3 years old)
Lucas Croston of Brimfield (4 years old)
Colton Little of Brimfield (6 years old)
Bentley McCartney (9 years old)

Our other lucky winners include:
Winner of Jelly Bean Guessing Contest Lucas Croston
Winner of Easter Basket #1 Kaylee Clear
Winner of Easter Basket #2 Maddie Winter

We also appreciate help for the event from the following:
The HIll Church
Brimfield Boy Scout Troop #259
Brimfield Fire Department
RSVP volunteers

Lots of fun, lots of eggs and NO RAIN!!

04/20/2019

The RAIN has stopped...
So the Easter Egg Hunt is a go!!

Join us

Night at the Museum!History will come to life at the Kelso House Museum on Thursday, April 25 from 7:00-9:00 pm. Free ad...
04/18/2019

Night at the Museum!

History will come to life at the Kelso House Museum on Thursday, April 25 from 7:00-9:00 pm. Free admission, donations accepted.

There will be activities for everyone to enjoy:

Native American cooking by the fire
Frontiersmen with muskets and rifles
Frontier surveyors
Medicine and nature walks
Frontier games
Tavern hospitality
Traditional breadmaking
Old time school teacher
Revolutionary war soldier and wife

Everyone is welcome! Bring your family and friends for a fun filled evening!

If you have any questions please contact us at 300-673-1058

Join the fun!!Saturday, April 20, 2019 starting at 10:00 am.
04/08/2019

Join the fun!!

Saturday, April 20, 2019 starting at 10:00 am.

Thanks to Officer Mike Rhoades and Officer Jake Rapp for sharing their info on Senior Scams.
04/05/2019

Thanks to Officer Mike Rhoades and Officer Jake Rapp for sharing their info on Senior Scams.

Just a reminder that we are hosting a program by the Brimfield Police Department on Senior "Scams." It will begin at 1:0...
04/03/2019

Just a reminder that we are hosting a program by the Brimfield Police Department on Senior "Scams."

It will begin at 1:00 pm in the meeting room of the Kelso House Museum.

Pop Up Museum at the Ravenna Senior Center yesterday.People brought items that reminded them of a vacation, then wrote t...
03/30/2019

Pop Up Museum at the Ravenna Senior Center yesterday.

People brought items that reminded them of a vacation, then wrote their story for the item. It was fun to see what was collected and what people remembered.

We had items such as a painted coconut, stuffed animals, printed material like books & postcards, and a clam shell purse.

Thanks for being such gracious hosts. We will do it again!!

Fun was had by all last night at the Mae West living history presentation. Lots of laughs, friends and good food.
03/15/2019

Fun was had by all last night at the Mae West living history presentation. Lots of laughs, friends and good food.

Happy Holidays from the Kelso House Museum
12/27/2018
Happy Holidays from the Kelso House Museum

Happy Holidays from the Kelso House Museum

The Brimfield Historical Society & Kelso House Museum would like to thank the following individuals and organizations that have helped us continue our mission of preservation and education this past season during our Election Day Dinner and Holiday programs:

12/08/2018
12/08/2018
Kelso Post - December 2018 -
11/30/2018
Kelso Post - December 2018

Kelso Post - December 2018 -

Brimfield Historical Society & Kelso House Museum invites you to decorate a tree for us. * Purchase a mini tree for $15 from the Brimfield Historical Society. * Embellish the tree with your style. * Donate the tree back to the before December 1st for display at the museum.

Quick Reminder!This Saturday, December 1, is the first date where you can come and see the donated mini trees that will ...
11/30/2018

Quick Reminder!

This Saturday, December 1, is the first date where you can come and see the donated mini trees that will be auctioned at the Annual Holiday Gathering. They are on display throughout the museum, which will be open between 12 noon and 4 p.m., so be sure to stop by and take a look!

The museum will be open next Saturday, December 8, 12 noon - 4 p.m. for anyone who would like to see the trees.

Here is this months newsletter!If you aren’t subscribed, but would like to be, message us your email. Kelso Post - Novem...
11/05/2018
Kelso Post - November 2018

Here is this months newsletter!

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Kelso Post - November 2018 -

Election Day dinners have a long history in the United States. On election days, communities would celebrate the democratic process by sharing a meal. People would set aside their political views and gather together because they have the right to vote.

Bring your friends and questions.
10/13/2018

Bring your friends and questions.

Kids and fall leaves. A good combo for Story Time.
10/04/2018

Kids and fall leaves. A good combo for Story Time.

08/10/2018

We are all set up and ready for the movie!

Address

4158 State Route 43
Kent, OH
44240-6916

Opening Hours

Thursday 12:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(330) 673-1058

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Hello from Eileen Blaney I'm the lady who donated all the sewing items in May. I'm now settled, if you would like to contact me my e-mail address is: [email protected] Thanks Eileen
Heartfelt thanks to the fine folks at the Kelso Museum and Brimfield H.S. for their warm welcome last evening! The Widow Garfield had a pleasant group of people in the "parlor" to hear stories of life after President Garfield's assassination. Your generous hospitality was much appreciated.
Thank you for volunteering your time to present the wonderful program "Memory Box - School Days" to SCOPE Portage County Senior Center. Everyone loved the fun, engaging format!