Malinta Community Historical Society

Malinta Community Historical Society Preserving the history of Malinta Village and Monroe Township in Henry County, Ohio.
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The mission of Malinta Community Historical Society, Inc. is to collect, preserve, research and interpret the history of Malinta Village and Monroe Township in Henry County, Ohio.

History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020
04/10/2020
History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

Kids Bored?

"Enjoy many hours of creative, wholesome play. Have fun coloring your own characters, or print the fully colored versions. Paper dolls are easily re-printed, or stored in an envelope!"

We're waiting for the day that we can set out by the caboose and visit with you all!  Stay safe in the upcoming days.
04/03/2020

We're waiting for the day that we can set out by the caboose and visit with you all! Stay safe in the upcoming days.

04/02/2020
Ohio Rail Experience

Ohio Rail Experience

Good morning everyone. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are cancelling our Spring 2020 schedule. Our first concern is for the health, safety and well being of our passengers, staff and trackside fans. As of now we plan to offer these same trips in the fall and will update everyone in the coming weeks and months. This is subject to change based on how the COVID-19 pandemic plays out through the summer months and directives from Gov. Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton. All tickets will be refunded in the coming days. We appreciate you all very much and look forward to seeing you soon, until then stay safe and practice safe social distancing.

Josiyah Martin"The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all."
03/28/2020

Josiyah Martin
"The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all."

Malinta Community Historical Society's cover photo
03/04/2020

Malinta Community Historical Society's cover photo

02/29/2020
History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

Women’s History Project (update 2/29/2020)

This morning a meeting of a small group of women met to get plans going for 2020. They elected to research and create a traveling exhibit to various sites around the county. This exhibit will travel from March this year through February of 2021. The sites suggested would be the county courthouse, fair, hospital, senior center, chamber of commerce’s windows, libraries, historical societies, schools (including Four County and NWCC), and in the windows or lobbies at businesses. This exhibit would have items related to the women to be honored and to women in general. A handbook would be developed to move with the exhibit and help answer question that may rise.

After the historical organizations select the women to be honored, the group will proceed with the completing the exhibit.

We look forward to celebrating our women of Henry County!

An old fashion country scene just for us country folk.  Welcome 2020!
01/15/2020

An old fashion country scene just for us country folk. Welcome 2020!

Malinta Community Historical Society's cover photo
01/01/2020

Malinta Community Historical Society's cover photo

Malinta Community Historical Society's cover photo
12/28/2019

Malinta Community Historical Society's cover photo

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. Norman Vincent Peale
12/17/2019

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Norman Vincent Peale

History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020
12/07/2019
History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

"What we don't get that our grandparents did is that although the next get-together is always a year or so away, people aren't commodities and everyone has an expiration date. "

"Our extended family isn't the center it once was and if a reunion were to be planned, most wouldn't bother to come."

"Thanksgiving means spending time with the people you love, even if they aren’t related by blood. Whether you share the ...
11/28/2019

"Thanksgiving means spending time with the people you love, even if they aren’t related by blood. Whether you share the stuffing with friends and neighbors, or gather round the table and say grace with all of your cousins, it’s a great day to simply be grateful, and give thanks for your blessings and the people in your life, something we should but don’t often do.

Regardless of how you celebrate the day, remember the true meaning of this thankful day when you sit down and come together with the people who matter the most in your life."

Malinta Community Historical Society's cover photo
11/26/2019

Malinta Community Historical Society's cover photo

11/19/2019
Four Corners Historical Cooperative, Inc.

Four Corners Historical Cooperative, Inc.

Snake Town Project
Kaiser Property
Cabin Site
Hy '98 (or Hx?)
hearth from cabin
1984

Does anyone have information regarding this archaeological project that happened years ago (1984)?

11/19/2019
History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

Knee-High by the Fourth of July or as High as an Elephant’s Eye?

"Knee-high by the Fourth of July is a common saying for corn farmers throughout the Midwest. It serves as a way to measure the corn’s growth and compare it to previous years. Corn is expected to be knee high in late June or early July. When the saying proved true, it means that growing conditions have been favorable and farmers could expect a good yield that year. If the corn crop has not gotten off to a good start, it’s unlikely that you will have a high yield." ... "The new phrase was taken from a song in the 1943 musical Oklahoma! With new corn breeds and varieties available, there are noticeable differences in the way the crop grows. Farmers can plant earlier because of tougher breeds and new kinds of seeds. Earlier planting means taller corn on July 4th. The expectation is now corn that is chest-high or taller."

One way farm traditions live on is through sayings that are passed on from generation to generation.

NAS Pensacola
11/11/2019

NAS Pensacola

Thank you to all Veterans #HonoringAllWhoServed

11/02/2019
History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

"Netherlands American Cemetery is one of 26 overseas, American, military cemeteries managed by the American Battle Monuments Commission, which is an agency of the U.S. federal government. 8,291 soldiers lay to rest in the cemetery. The names of 1,722 missing soldiers have been inscribed at the Walls of the Missing."

10/30/2019
History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

Women's History Collaboration Project (10/30 update):

Who are the Amelia Earhart’s, Helen Keller’s, Rosa Parks, Billie Jean King’s or Oprah Winfrey’s of Henry County, Ohio? March is recognized nationally as “Women’s History Month” and a new collaboration project locally would honor and celebrate the achievements of our Henry County women. This is the first county-wide collaboration project for the birthday celebration of the county, April 1st 1820.

Please consider nominating a relative (past or present day), co-worker or a friend. Your nominee doesn’t need to be born in Henry County, but she should have contributed to our county in some manner. Nominations are due by midnight of Sunday, December 1st. Members from the historical societies in the county will then evaluate the nominations and formalize a list for “Women in History of Henry County, Ohio 2020”. Let’s look back at the many achievements made by women throughout our county’s history.

Contact information is email: [email protected], Mail: PO Box 23044, Grelton, Ohio 43523, Facebook: History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020 or Phone: (419) 966-1648 Peggy Bohls.

10/29/2019

🚂Train Tuesday!
All welcome to attend
Malinta Community Historical Society meeting tonight at the depot at 6pm.

History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020
10/25/2019
History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

"Ohio's Historic Family Farms program was developed as a way to honor these families for their enduring legacy to our state."

10/15/2019
History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

Moving along ... from Topography to Diorama (a model representing a scene with three-dimensional figures, either in miniature or as a large-scale museum exhibit).

With the birthday coming 2020, discussion that it would be interesting if we could create an interlocking diorama exhibit of the 13 townships of Henry County and connect together during our county’s special events like the Henry County Fair. When not in use the individual townships would be showcased or stored in its township.

We have reached the next step in this project! We have a volunteer to help us through this and his name is Cody. This year's Diorama focus will be of the railroad experience of a particular date. Stay tuned to learn more and we will be glad to accept any help.

10/15/2019
The North End with Clinchfield 800

The North End with Clinchfield 800

PART 1 of 2: You know I have fun going to far away places to see steam, but what goes on in your own neck of the woods is often pretty exciting. Ohio Rail Ex...

10/15/2019
The North End with Nickel Plate Road 901

The North End with Nickel Plate Road 901

PART 2 of 2: You know I have fun going to far away places to see steam, but what goes on in your own neck of the woods is often pretty exciting. Ohio Rail Ex...

First time since 1975 a Nickel Plate Road engine crossed Malinta Diamond and the first time since 1941 has any of their ...
10/12/2019

First time since 1975 a Nickel Plate Road engine crossed Malinta Diamond and the first time since 1941 has any of their passenger cars came through town!

10/12/2019
Ohio Rail Experience

Ohio Rail Experience

Maumee River. #DTI #NorthEnd #Histroyinmotion #ORE

Photo taken on CO RD k, south of MalintaThanks to Mark Gray"Rare opportunity to ride the northern leg of Henry Ford’s Ra...
10/12/2019

Photo taken on CO RD k, south of Malinta
Thanks to Mark Gray

"Rare opportunity to ride the northern leg of Henry Ford’s Railroad. We will travel the northern end of the DT&I from Leipsic, Ohio to Diann Tower just north of the Ohio / Michigan border near Dundee. This 135 mile round trip will take us through Hamler where we will cross the CSX Garrett Subdivision, Malinta, Liberty Center, Delta where we will cross over Norfolk Southern Railway’s very busy Chicago Line and finally to Diann Tower just south of Dundee Michigan. After a short stop we will head back south to Leipsic. We will have full concessions with a wide array of options available for purchase in our Queen City Tavern car. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to travel over a very historical railroad that once hauled coal and raw materials for automobiles from the Ohio River in Ironton, Ohio to Flat Rock, Michigan.

Trip Duration: 7 Hours. Food available on the train." SOLD OUT

This train will be departing Leipsic at.9am and will be passing through Malinta shortly after. There will be a return tr...
10/12/2019

This train will be departing Leipsic at.
9am and will be passing through Malinta shortly after. There will be a return trip this afternoon. Don't miss your chance to see a piece of history pass through town.

10/12/2019
History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

Railroad enthusiasts, some nonprofits (Bartlow Township Historical Society, Liberty Center Historical Society, Malinta Community Historical Society, and the Henry County Agricultural Society) within Henry County preserve the local railroad history through historic structures, collection of railroad artifacts or events/activities. With the birthday of the county fast (2020) approaching, I suggest we work together to help these groups continue their purpose and focus on the future.

Let's focus on the railroad heritage, how the impact that the railroad had upon our communities and the individuals who worked within the railroad industry.

It is time to celebrate!

*A Facebook group "Rails of Henry County" was created a while ago and need of railroad enthusiasts. Please spread the word about this group by inviting your friends.

10/11/2019
History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

"When something no longer has a purpose, or is no longer effective at fulfilling its purpose, it tends to be forgotten because it no longer warrants our time and energy. Since our older timber framed barns cannot usually accommodate the massive size of either today's equipment or today's herds, it is often their fate to pass out of mind and into ruin."

10/11/2019

Meeting of the Minds update:

We didn't have the turn out we wanted, but those of us that did attend decided to cut our finger and bond our blood. We decided we're in for the long term. More information to come!

If you are interested in becoming a member: Individual is $10, Family is $15, Corporate $50. Since we are late into the year membership would be bumped to be 2020 year. We use our President Brent Ehlers address K-128 Road 12, Napoleon 43545.

10/10/2019

Cody's Service Station:

A question from a follower: "I am trying to find information on a business from around 1935 on Cody's Service Station. I am not certain if I am spelling it correctly. Would anyone know the years of service it was there? Or who I might contact for this information?"

We are checking into the history book about the village.

10/05/2019
History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

County Celebration 2020...

"Malinta, Colton, Ridgwell, Corners, Elery, Gratton, New Bavaria, Pleasant Bend, and Okalona are other small villages in the county."

A History of Northwest Ohio Vol. I, 1917 By Nevin O. Winter
page 474

"A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress and Development from the First European Exploration of the Maumee and Sandusky Valleys and the Adjacent Shores of Lake Erie, down to the Present Time"

10/05/2019
History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

Saving our Structures

Imagine if years ago when a home was built on a property, owners were required to create a Property Fund for the property's future. The Fund would be linked to that particular property FOREVER. Could that have been a way to help owners of these "older" homes / structures keep them in beautiful condition? What if we were to start this now?

Example: 1900 property purchased and created a "Property Fund" with $10k (cannot touch). Each year owner puts in $1000 into that future fund. That fund grows over the 100 years (10K + 100K = $110,000 + investment interest = $4400 or more annual return).

We know it could be costly to care for any structure built (now or in the past), but if we could think about the example scenario and how it would have helped us residents (since 2000 = 100 years since property purchased).

Imagine if we were to create a Property Fund now for the future?

Saving our Structures!

History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020
07/08/2019

History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

Pre-2003 (about 2000?) for Ohio Bicentennial

Malinta Community Historical Society's cover photo
07/07/2019

Malinta Community Historical Society's cover photo

Malinta Community Historical Society's cover photo
07/03/2019

Malinta Community Historical Society's cover photo

History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020
07/03/2019
History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

"These places, prominent fixtures in the imaginations of generations of adults and schoolchildren, are receding into oblivion, thanks to an education system that doesn't seem to value our heritage."

It isn't just our education system, but parents also. This is why we local historical groups need to work with educators of all kinds to have them visit our sites!

Four Corners Historical Cooperative, Inc.
06/20/2019

Four Corners Historical Cooperative, Inc.

Information written in pencil on the back of the Malinta - Grelton High School 1928-29 Champs photo.

Four Corners Historical Cooperative, Inc.
06/20/2019

Four Corners Historical Cooperative, Inc.

Malinta - Grelton High School 1928-29 Champs
Upper Row: Arnold Kurtz, sub; Justin Crew, L.F.; Roy Slentz, Coach; William Geist, L.G.; Wilson Creager, sub
Lower Row: Kenneth Rice, L.F.; Kenneth Berno, C; Arther Geist, R.G., Cap't; Maurice Russell, R.F.

We even have the trophy from the photo to be displayed, but not the ball.

Four Corners Historical Cooperative, Inc.
06/13/2019

Four Corners Historical Cooperative, Inc.

Malinta - Grelton High School graduating class 1931:
Front Row: Justin Crew, Charles Frakes, Max Reimond, Ralph Love, George Gardner
Back Row: Evelyn Reed, Dottie Parritt, Wilson Creager, Mary Coulter, Elma Crawford, Florence Rettig

We have this photo with graduates setting, but not the one of the individuals with the names listed under (helps us to verify correct spelling). We are missing 1931, 32 and 33. Please ask around to family and friends to help us!

Help is needed for photos!
06/12/2019

Help is needed for photos!

We would like to thank all our visitors to the Heritage Center on Sunday. Our focus was on the alumni, since we have graduation parties galore during June. Mark your calendars for the Heritage Center's next event on Sunday, July 21: Ice Cream Celebration.

We are searching for photos of the past class years for the various schools from our "FOUR" townships; townships of Damascus, Harrison, Monroe and Richfield. Some of the large photos of the Malinta - Grelton High School came to us damaged and we are thinking that this may be quickest and cheapest way to complete that collection.

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North Henry St
Malinta, OH
43535

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Hours are by appointment or during special events like the Malinta Festival in July .

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(419) 256-6006

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While I cannot attend your meeting of the minds event, and realizing Malinta is a small town. I sincerely hope a way can be found to preserve the station and other items in your collection. Wooden Railroad stations are becoming rare much less preserved ones. Talk to the county historical society and the Ohio History Connection (State Historical society) for assistance writing grant requests. Perhaps a sponsor from the NKP historical society. Can the station be rented out for meetings? Model railroad clubs, Railroad society meetings, garden club, etc Maybe only one meeting a season but a little rent money would be nice. Good luck.