Greene County History Week to kick off Saturday


Greene County News Report

GREENE COUNTY — The second annual Greene County History Week, which will have events running from June 18-26, will kick off Saturday. All events are open to the public, with no reservations required. Admission to the events is free, except as noted below.

Saturday, June 18

– The “Juneteenth Family Heritage Day” at the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center, 1350 Brush Road Road, Wilberforce, includes a genealogy workshop, book signing and guided tour of Massie’s Creek Cemetery. The special event will cost $10, which includes museum admission for the exhibit “Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela.”

– The “Historic Homes of Yellow Springs, North” tour will start at 1 p.m. at Mills Park Hotel at the corner Xenia Avenue and Limestone Street.

Monday, June 20

– An overview of the Greene County Archives & Records Center by Robin Heise will run from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Greene County Media Room, 541 Ledbetter Road, Xenia.

Tuesday, June 21

– “A Tale of Two Towns,” a program detailing some of the history of Osborn, Fairfield and Fairborn,he will be presented by the Fairborn Area Historical Society at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 526 Legion Lane, Fairborn.

-“The First Transcontinental Automobile Journey” program will begin at 7 p.m. at Bellbrook Methodist Church, 47 E. Franklin St.

Wednesday, June 22

– Guided tours of “Youngholme,” Charles Young’s house will be available from 1-5 p.m. at the Col. Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument, 1120 U.S. 42. E., Wilberforce.

– The Conscience of the Human Spirit quilt exhibit will be open for $6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center, 1350 Brush Road Road, Wilberforce.

– The “Memories of a Country Store” exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Bellbrook Historical Museum, 48 N. Main St.

Thursday, June 23

– Trains Galore, “Meet Me at the Station” video will be available from 4-8 p.m. at the Brantley Carriage House, 74 West Church St., Xenia.

Friday, June 24

– Jamestown Opera House tours will be available from 3-5 p.m. at the corner of North Limestone Street and East Xenia Street.

– The Conscience of the Human Spirit quilt exhibit will be open for $6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center, 1350 Brush Road Road, Wilberforce.

Saturday, June 25

– Ian Soderquist, a Xenia High School student quilter will do demonstrations from 12-2 p.m. at the Greene County Historical Society building, 74 W. Church St, Xenia.

– Black Hoof historical interpretation at 7:30 p.m. at the Beavercreek Historical Society at Wartinger Park, 3040 Kemp Road.

Sunday, June 26

– Black Hoof historical interpretation at 2 p.m. at the Greene County Historical Society, 74 W. Church St., Xenia.

Throughout the week from 12-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 12-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Historical Society building see “Hats off to Xenia,” an exhibit about notable local inventors and an interactive history table for visitors old and young.

For more information, contact Catherine Wilson at the Greene County Ohio Historical Society at 937-572-4606 or gchsxo@yahoo.com.

Submitted photo Some of the Greene County History Week events will take place at the Greene County Ohio Historical Society complex in Xenia.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_house1.jpgSubmitted photo Some of the Greene County History Week events will take place at the Greene County Ohio Historical Society complex in Xenia.

Greene County News Report compiled by Nathan Pilling.

 

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