Program of the Avon Historical Society, Fall 2005

Avon Historical Society

Research - Preservation - Education

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

August 25, 2005

Dear Members,

This is the time of year to say Hello to all of you. We sincerely appreciate your support during this past year and ask for your renewal of that support for the coming Sept. 2005 - Sept. 2006 season.

During the past year, two of Avon's three homes on the National Register of Historic Places have "come under fire" so to speak. With the help of member Joe Richvalsky, architect, the integrity of the Williams House has been maintained. Stone Eagle Farm House is currently under vigilance to prevent any destruction of the landmark.

Member Ralph White has been busy trying to have Detroit Road designated as a scenic byway, under the Division of Scenic Byways, Ohio Department of Transportation.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission, has handled their duties well this past year. Some structures have been removed on request, while requests to remove others of significant historical interest have been properly denied.

As usual, regular meetings will be held on the first of Wed. of the month at the Old Town Hall at 7:00 PM.

Wed. Sept. 7, 2005 Rodney Beals of the Black River Historical Society will speak about "Ethnic Churches of Lorain"

Thurs. Sept. 22, 2005 Inter-Society Pot Luck, Carlisle Visitor Center, Diagonal Rd. Bring covered dish to share, table service. Gary Gerrone will entertain with "Songs of the Civil War" Coffee, tea and lemonade will be provided.

Wed. Oct. 5 2005 Betty Lou Higgins will present "Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times"

Wed. Nov. 2, 2005 Ernest Scuilli will speak about Civil War enactment from his experience.

Wed. Dec. 7, 2005 Christmas Party, V.F.W., Mills Road at 6:00 P.M. Bring hors d'oveuvre or finger food to share. Drinks will be provided.

Looking forward to seeing you,

Del Fischer, Membership Chairman

Jean Fischer, Program Chairman

P.S. If you have a relative, friend or neighbor who might be interested in joining the Avon Historical Society, with your return their name and address. I will send them an invitation letter. Thank you. DLF

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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