Program of the Avon Historical Society, Spring 2005

Avon Historical Society

Research - Preservation - Education

1964 - 40th Year - 2004

Letter from Dr. Del Fischer (Membership Chairman) and Jean Fischer (Program Chairman):

Dear Members,

Thank you for your continuing support of the Historical Society. We have been working within our above logo as follows:

We have watched the steady emergence of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and they are progressing well.

Under research, we have at least started to work on our next video, honoring famous son Norton S. Towmshend, M.D.

Now, education has really been busy. Several Cub Scout and Brownie groups have come to visit the Old Town Hall with a short review of historical Avon. These two weeks [1-18-05 -- 1-26-05] we're hosting ten third grade classes from Avon East for similar introductions to Avon history. (Yes ... TEN classes of about twenty-five students each.)

Here are the programs from now to the summer. Hope you will join us for some or all of them.

Wednesday, 2-2-05, at 7 pm in the Old Town Hall of 1871: John Mercer will speak on Civil War Lorain County General Giles Shurtleff. For more information, contact Dr. Del Fischer at 934-6106

Wednesday, 3-2-05, at 7 pm in the Old Town Hall of 1871: John Bender will speak on Historic Boston and the Democratic Convention.

Wednesday, 4-6-05, at 7 pm in the Old Town Hall of 1871: Al Doane will present a program on the Lorain Tornado of 1924.

Wednesday, 5-4-05, at 7 pm in the Old Town Hall of 1871: Betty Lou Higgins will present Favorite Great Lakes Stories.

The Avon Historical Society will tour Cleveland's Lakeview Cemetary on Sunday, 6-12-04. Details for this trip will follow.

POSTSCRIPT: Our four historic Avon videotapes are available. Call if you would like to preview or set up a program for your group or organization. Also available are Rose Mitock's signed and numbered prints of her paintings of the WIlford Hotel, the Old Mill and Kelling Barn. This is quite a fundraiser for us. Rose takes only the cost and donates the rest to the Historical Society.


Parking for meetings of the Avon Historical Society:

(7 pm on first Wednesdays at the Old Town Hall of 1871, corner of Detroit and Stoney Ridge)

Next to Smitty's Barber Shop -- please disregard the "no parking" sign,

Across Detroit Rd. at Nemo's Restaurant (park close to Colorado),

Across Colorado Avenue behind Blue Chip,

On the east side of Buck's Hardware on Church Street,

Across Stoney Ridge at Lois Shinko's Country Store parking lot (just south of the Gazebo).


Membership Application, 2004-2005, Avon Historical Society

Mark Choice: [] Individual $5; [] couple $7.50; [] family $12.



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Please send your check to The Avon Historical Society, 2940 Stoney Ridge Rd., Avon, OH 44011.

For more information, call (440) 934-6106.


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