Columbia Historical Society
News Letter Fall 2011
Labor Day is just around the corner which means the fall season for the Historical Society is on the horizon.
Thank you, to everyone that helped with the Columbia Story, Block House Days, the 3rd grade tour (it was warm on tour day and the teachers rushed them through). The open houses during Engine Show and Homecoming had visitors that were not members. The August open house had mostly members that got to visit. Thank you to our docents. The Homecoming booth did well this year. Thank you to everyone that put up, took down, and worked the booth.
The Township has offered the stones that came off the side steps of the town hall to the Historical Society. Dot and Mary measured and have found locations for several of them. The road crew will place them when all calendars mesh.
On August 10, Lorain County Metro Parks brought a tour through Bronson Museum. The cell phones took a lot of pictures. Many of them were quite impressed with the Kowalski store customer record keeper.
Members are requested to make a special effort to come to the September 13th meeting as the Block House project will be discussed. Everyone’s input is desired. A list of what has been volunteered, what would need to be paid for, will be presented.
Sept. 4 – Bronson House – Open House 2 – 4 Scanning historic pictures.
Any one wishing to work on the Title abstracts is welcome.
Sept. 13 - Columbia Town Hall, 7:00 P.M. Social time, 7:30 Program, Meeting to follow.
Margaret Cheney will present a program on Internet Resources – using the internet for genealogy
Oct. 1 –31 Our historic picture display plus our Columbia history books we sell will be on display in Elyria Library.
Oct. 11 – Columbia Town Hall, 7:00 P.M. Social time, 7:30 Program, Meeting to follow
Are you smarter than a Columbia 8th grader circa 1900. We will have old text
books, and selected questions from the Boxwell test. 8th Grade students had to take the test to go on to high school. Put on your thinking cap.
Halloween – Time will be indicated by Township.
Nov. 3 – Columbia is hosting the Intersociety Meeting at Carlisle. We set up the tables, and
provide the coffee and water or lemonade and clean up afterward.
Nov 8 – Columbia Town Hall, 7:00 P.M. Social time, 7:30 Program, Meeting to follow.
In 2008 we read the first half of the Civil War Letters of Jonathan Ring. Now we will finish the letters. Some volunteer readers are requested.
Dec. 13 – Columbia Town Hall, 7:00 P.M. Social time, 7:30 Program, Meeting to follow.
Everyone is invited to bring a Holiday Show & Tell. It does not have to be Christmas only. Election of Officers.