Saturday, May 17 will be the first Open House of the season for the Smithville Community Historical Society's “Pioneer Village.” The highlight of the day will be Acquisition Appreciation Day. We would like to show our appreciation for the artifacts donated during the past year. While touring the buildings, you will see items donated this past year or two. Each item will have a “featured” marker and we will provide a list showing which buildings you may find the items. We want to thank the generous people who donated or placed items on loan at the society. All items donated or placed on loan are cataloged and it is noted which building the item appears in. This is an ongoing process with older donations listed in a written log and all loan items are documented on our computer system. Not many know that there are over two million items classified in the museum soft wear program to choose from for correct cataloging. If you have items that were used, made, or have a connection to Smithville or Green Township and would like to donate them, call 330-669-9455 for more information.
We will have entertainment provided by Norma Trotter and friends playing American Folk music on the hammer dulcimer. This trapezoidal shaped instrument is played with a light hammer, held in the hand. Some early versions with 3 or 4 strings were held in the lap and plucked or strummed.
The Mishler Weaving Mill and Greater Akron Area Model-T Museum will be open. Watch our ladies weave, dish cloths, dish towels, rugs, table cloths which can be purchased at the Gift Shop at the Mill.
All buildings will be open 1:30 to 4 P.M. admission is free.