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Open House

Location:

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Event Type(s): Education
Organization: Smithville Community Historical Society
Description:

The Smithville Community Historical Society is having Open House on October 16.
All our buildings willl be open from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.  Volunteers will be available to answer questions.

We will be making apple butter and baking items in our outdoor oven.  This activity will take place in the Pioneer Village.

The Mishler Weaving Mill and Gift Shop will be open.  Antique mechanical looms are used to weave dish cloths, placemats, and table runners.  Hand looms are used to weave rag rugs, rag placemats, and dish towels,  One of the looms is a 1860 rocker beater barn beam loom.  The Reception Center will be open.  It has the Mishler Memorial Room, a Photography Room, and the Heritage Educational Room.  There are interesting displays in the main room.  The Mishler Weaving Mill and Reception Center are at 381 East Main Street.

The Pioneer Village is on Eberly Drive near the Smithville Post Office.  Buildings include: the Tin Shop, the Village Blacksmith Shop, a Carriage Barn with the Village Pottery,  the Pioneer Log Cabin, the Sheller Log House, and the LyDo Barn with agricultural tools and equipment.  Entrance to The Historic Church of God is at 149 North Milton Street.   The Depot has wood working and cabinet making equipment.  The Caboose contains dolls and children's toys.

Handicapped accessible buildings include: the Mishler Weaving Mill, Reception Center, Tin Shop, Village Blacksmith Shop, Village Pottery, the first floor of the LyDo Barn, The Historic Church of God, and the Depot.

Address: Eberly Drive at the center of town near the
Post Office. North Milton Street, and at 381 East Main Street
Smithville, Ohio 44677
Contact Name: Margaret A. Hostetler
Contact Phone: 330-669-2921
Contact Email: mah44677@aol.com
Date: Sunday, 10/16/2011
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
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