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Minutes: 09/10/2015

Posted on September 11, 2015 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Attendance:

  Maryan Harrison

  Willie Montgomery

  Nellie Montgomery

  Willard Spicer

  Jerry Haddix, Village Administrator

  Darlene Carter

Location: SLHS Office

Order of Business:

  We plan to set up a table at the upcoming car show to promote our society and also to sell raffle tickets for our fall festival.  Maryan asked for volunteers to work in shifts.

  Kohl's will donate $500 to our historical marker project if we can get five of their associates to volunteer to work at either our festival or the pageant.  They would only be required to volunteer a couple hours of their time.

  LCNB donated $25 for our festival which is set for Saturday, October 24th.  The tentative time slot for the festival is 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Broadway will be blocked off on Saturday morning but setup will start on Friday night for stages, etc.  Trunk-or-Treat will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.

  We have a great lineup of entertainment this year:  Peggy Allen's clogging group, Quincy Wiley's band and other bands will be performing, and the pageant.  A new addition to our festival this year is a pet costume contest which will award $300 in prizes.  We already have a large amount of raffle items and plan to have more before festival time.  The items are posted on our site and can be purchased from now through festival day.

  We appreciate Jerry attending our meeting and his input and also the village's participation in the festival plans.


JULY 21, 2015 Monthly Meeting

Posted on July 28, 2015 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

South Lebanon Historical Society

 

 

Minutes: 07/21/2015

 

 

Attendance:

 

Debbie Bush

 

Jim Bowman

 

Willard Spicer

 

John Todd

 

Jimmy Spencer

 

Scott Doughman

 

Darlene Carter

 

 

Location: SLHS Office

 

 

Order of Business:

 

 

We discussed how our South Lebanon recipe book is coming along and whether or not we can have it finished in time for our fall festival. Debbie was unsure as to how many recipes Maryan has collected but reminded everyone to get pictures from contributors to include with their recipe.

 

 

We discussed plans for our fall festival. Lowe’s donated a $50.00 gift card for our raffle. Alex has donated some items to be used in gift baskets. Our menu for the festival will be basically the same as in previous years: Chubby’s pizza, hotdogs/chips, soup beans/cornbread. We may add deep fried mushrooms to the menu this year. It was suggested that we either purchase or rent a snow cone, popcorn, or cotton candy machine. Debbie suggested having a hayride.

 

 

We briefly discussed our upcoming field trip to the distillery and possibly scheduling a tour of the Voice of America Museum in Mason.

 

 

The South Lebanon Elementary School reunion is set for August 15 at the First Baptist Church.

 

 

Jim gave the financial report.

 

 

Minutes: 06/09/2015

Posted on June 11, 2015 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Attendance:

  Maryan Harrison

  Willard Spicer

  Jim Bowman

  Debbie Bush

  Phyllis Anderson

  Glen Anderson

  Jimmy Spencer

  Darlene Carter

Location: SLHS Office

Order of Business:

  Maryan updated us on her attendance of the ceremony in Maineville for the unveiling of the Butterworth Station historical marker.  The Butterworth Station was the southernmost station on the Underground Railroad.  We hope to have a similar ceremony, in the not too distant future, for the unveiling of South Lebanon's own historical marker that will be placed at the Union Township Hall - a building rich in local history.

  The Village Community Church is having a summer camp and wants to bring the kids to visit our SLHS office to view our artifacts and learn a little of South Lebanon's history.  Maryan will confirm the dates and then coordinate the speakers.

  Jim gave the financial report which included a recent Kroger's Rewards check we received in the amount of $169.06.

  Maryan urged us to take raffle tickets to sell for the Kings Island passes.  The money will benefit our historic marker project.  She also asked that we review the text we completed for our first marker, make changes if needed, and write new text that we are allowed to include on the back of the marker.  The marker text will be submitted in July.

  We discussed plans to have our annual Fall Festival.  The festival will include our usual musical entertainment, pageant, food, and raffles with the possible addition of a talent show.  We briefly discussed having a car show, maybe in July or August.  Willard is going to check with some car clubs to see what their schedules are, and he will also check into getting a location for the show.

Minutes: 05/19/2015

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Attendance:

  Maryan Harrison

  Debbie Bush

  Jim Bowman

  Willard Spicer

  John Todd

  Darlene Carter

Location: SLHS Office

Order of Business:

  Jim gave his financial report.

  We discussed plans for the upcoming Memorial Day Parade.  We were unable to get a trailer to use.  Jim is renting a limo to promote his campaign for South Lebanon Village Council.  He said we could share the rental cost and ride along with him to promote the SLHS.  Maryan will get the candy to throw out to the spectators.

  Maryan received a letter from Shelby Dixon who is an intern for the Warren County Records/Archives Dept.  Ms. Dixon is starting a history-awareness program for students and wants to meet with historical societies throughout Warren County to collect information for her program.  We all agreed this would be a good way to promote our group and what we are trying to accomplish for our community.  Maryan is going to contact her to set up a meeting time at our office.

  We briefly discussed having a fund raising event for our historical marker project.  Maryan has King's Island passes to raffle that could go toward this fund.

  The community yard sale is now going to be held at Amburgy Park.  Even though we have insurance to cover the event which was set up for the Community Center, the mayor has declined our use of the building.  We plan to set up a table at the park to sell raffle tickets.

Minutes: 04/21/2015

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Attendance:

  Maryan Harrison

  Jim Bowman

  Willard Spicer

  John Todd

  Phyllis Anderson

  Willie Montgomery

  Nellie Montgomery

  Angie Bowman

  Sara Wilson

  Darlene Carter

Location: SLHS Office

Order of Business:

  We discussed the two Girl Scout troops who recently visited our SLHS Office in order to earn their badges in government and first aid.  The SLHS team tailored their presentations to incorporate our local history into government and first aid, and the troops successfully received their badges.  They gave us a $50.00 donation which is greatly appreciated.  We hope to reach out to future groups.

  The field trip to Ginger's restaurant was successful.  With only ten participants for this first outing of the Friends of South Lebanon Tour, we made a profit of roughly $75.00.  The next tour is tentatively planned for the first week of June with a visit to Staley Mill Farm and a stop for lunch at Young's Dairy in Yellow Springs.

  We discussed work on our South Lebanon Cookbook.  It was suggested that we include some of South Lebanon's history in the book.  We haven't yet decided on what picture to use for the cover, but we unanimously decided to dedicate the book to Mabel Norman.  Mabel was a much loved cook at South Lebanon Elementary School for many, many years.  Nellie is going to contact recipe contributors from some of the old cookbooks we have in our archives for permission to use certain recipes.  We made up a flyer to hang in area businesses requesting recipes for the book.  Sara suggested that we also contact our local churches and have them announce our need for recipes.

  SLHS plans to participate in this year's Memorial Day parade.  Willard will check on getting a hay wagon that we can use.  It was suggested that we throw out candy with our society's information attached.

  The historical marker for Maryan's house is on track.  The deadline to apply for grants is July.  Our art history program will probably not start until sometime next year.

Minutes: 03/17/2015

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Attendance:

  Maryan Harrison

  John Moore

  Debbie Bush

  Jim Bowman

  Willard Spicer

  Willie Montgomery

  Nellie Montgomery

  Angie Bowman

  John Todd

  Alejandra Murillo

  Darlene Carter

Location: SLHS Office

Order of Business:

  John Moore updated us on his installation of computer equipment at the office and our access to Wi-Fi and the internet.  We now have a scanner that scans in high detail which will enhance our website postings.

  The King's Cookbook is now completed, and we have sold seven to date.  They are listed on our web store.  John is now ready to start on the one for South Lebanon.  He suggested that we add our local history and also pictures to the cookbook as well as Duff's recipes.  All agreed this would boost its sale.  Angie volunteered her help.

  We discussed the upcoming field trip to Ginger's restaurant on April 11.  Since the cost of renting a van for the trip is over $600, we may just carpool unless we can borrow a van/bus from one of the local churches.  It was suggested that we need to take a field trip to the Warren County Historical Society Museum to see their display of the King's Powder Company.

  We discussed historical markers.  Maryan is in the process of applying for a marker for her house.  She was contacted by a man who makes videos of historical homes/buildings in Ohio.  He is sending her a packet with the information, but after discussing his proposal, we decided this is something we could do ourselves.

  We now have two scout troops coming to our office on April 13th to earn their Inside Government badges.

Minutes: 02/10/2015

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Attendance:

  Maryan Harrison

  Jim Bowman

  John Moore

  Willard Spicer

  Phyllis Anderson

  Willie Montgomery

  Angie Bowman

  Alejandra Murillo

  Darlene Carter

Location: SLHS Office

Order of Business:

  Maryan set up an account with TSC Apparel.  They sell T-shirts and sweatshirts at reasonable prices, but we have to add our logo.  She also purchased a wall-mount key cabinet for our new office at the Village Community Center.

  Jim gave his financial report.

  John discussed upgrading our web site.  Because our current SLHS Facebook Administration page is owned by someone else, he is creating a new one.

  John is in the process of contacting groups that make donations to non-profit organizations.  He said a camera and recording equipment would be a good request because it would benefit our research into documenting our local historians.

  Willard asked that we come up with a date to give Ginger so that she can open up the party room of her restaurant for our upcoming field trip.  We decided on the dates of April 11th and April 18th for her to choose from.

  Maryan suggested that we each join the Warren County Historical Society.  Partnering with them would be beneficial to both groups.

  Maryan is meeting with Daniel Browning.  He has documents/artifacts to donate to the SLHS.

  We discussed setting workshop dates to organize our new office space.  Willard is donating a table for us to use as a workspace for matting and framing pictures, etc.  We also discussed the need to paint the lockers.

  John presented a report on our Kroger Rewards Program.  We currently have 19 supporters and should receive our next statement toward the end of February.  Current supporters will need to re-enroll in April.

  We have established a Grants Committee.  Our Board of Directors: John Moore, Willard Spicer, Phyllis Anderson, Willie Montgomery, and Nellie Montgomery.  John stressed the importance of meeting regularly and establishing a monthly budget with documentation.

  Sara Ritter is bringing her Girl Scout Troup to our office on April 13th.  We will present our local history and also assist them in earning their Inside Government badges.

Minutes: 01/20/2015

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Attendance:

  Debbie Bush

  Jim Bowman

  Phyllis Anderson

  John Spicer

  Willard Spicer

  Willie Montgomery

  Nellie Montgomery

  Sara Wilson

  John Todd

  Darlene Carter

Location: Spicer's Workshop

Order of Business:

  We discussed our upcoming tour of the King's mansion that is scheduled for Saturday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m.  Our plan is to take photographs for our archives.

  Phyllis is going to contact the daughter of Mrs. Hagemeyer who was a member of the King's Civic Club.  Mrs. Hagemeyer had extensive documentation on the King's Powder Company, and Phyllis thinks her daughter may still have this information that we could scan for our archives.

  Our visitor, John Todd, shared photos he has of the 1959 flood.  Willard is going to scan these photos and post them on our site.

  Jim gave his treasurer's report.

  We discussed taking a field trip to Staley Mill Farm which is located in New Carlisle, Ohio.  We would tour the original gristmill that was built in 1818, the distillery that operated during the Civil War, the saw mill which was built in 1820, and the Staley house that has been home to six generations.

  We briefly discussed the possibility of applying for a government grant that may help us acquire a museum.  John Moore is checking into this.

Minutes: 12/16/2014

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Attendance:

  Maryan Harrison

  Mark Harrison

  Debbie Bush

  Jim Bowman

  Angie Bowman

  John Moore

  Phyllis Anderson

  Ginger Spicer

  Sara Wilson

  Willard Spicer

  Alejandra

  John Spicer

  Darlene Carter

  Guests

Location: Spicer's Workshop

Order of Business:

  We received a check from Kroger's for our participation in the Kroger's Community Rewards Program.  Maryan encouraged everyone to get people to sign up.  She also suggested setting up a table at Kroger's with some of our historical items on display and using a laptop to help interested customers sign up for the program.  Alejandra volunteered her time for this project.

  John Moore is working with Deerfield Township on setting up a time that we can tour the King's Mansion and the Peter's Cartridge Factory.  We want to take pictures/videos of these historic buildings for our archives.

  We discussed possibly having a spring raffle and other money-making ideas.  John Moore is negotiating for tickets to the Cincinnati Zoo and also King's Island passes to raffle.  Mark Harrison is starting up his art studio again and is, generously, donating a one-of-a-kind sculpture for us to raffle.

  We received an email from the Cub Scout leader thanking us for letting them tour our museum and for giving our presentations.  We hope to reach out to other groups by establishing an ongoing teaching program.

  John Moore suggested the need to re-vamp the main screen on our web site.  He said we've only scanned about 5% of our donated items, and there is no room for more links on the left side of the screen.  Maryan stressed the importance of keeping up our current site because it is required for our 501-3C status.  John has set it up for completing membership applications and paying dues on line.

  Jim gave his treasurer's report.

  We briefly discussed establishing a newsletter and also discussed historical markers.  June Bowman has volunteered to sponsor a marker.  John Spicer was chosen to check into getting markers/plaques for our town's historic homes.  These markers would not be listed on the historic register, but we could post them on our site as a guide.

  We will be renting a shuttle bus and taking our first field trip to Ginger's restaurant some time in the spring.

 

Minutes 11/20/14

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Attendance:

  Maryan Harrison

  Debbie Bush

  Jim Bowman

  Angie Bowman

  Phyllis Anderson

  Don Norman

  Ginger Spicer

  Willard Spicer

  John Spicer

  Sara Wilson

  Darlene Carter

Location: Spicer's Workshop

Order of Business:

  We discussed the need for historical markers on properties of interest throughout our town.  The markers would be beneficial not only to those who visit our town but would be a source of education to those who live in town and may not know the history of a particular property.  We also discussed how to go about obtaining and maintaining these markers with the help of sponsors.  It is our goal to provide historical tours of our town.

  Maryan encouraged us to attend Union Township meetings as well as town council meetings and to get involved, and encourage others to get involved, in the Planning Commission meetings that involve the future of our town.

  Jim gave his treasurer's report and updated us on the proceeds from our recent Fall Festival.

  We discussed ideas for future fund-raising events such as movie nights in the park and horse-drawn carriage rides to historical sites in town.

  Willard proposed the idea of renting a bus and going on periodic tours of places of interest in Warren County and the surrounding area.  One suggestion was visiting the Hayner House which was moved from South Lebanon to Heritage Village.

  Maryan is still working on getting the people from the ghost hunter show to feature her house.  Her house, as well as other places in town, seems to have restless spirits lurking about.  Another of our goals is to have a ghost/cemetery tour.


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