The second in a series of free Civil War Lectures will be Saturday, October 26, at 12:00pm. For more information, see the flyer or email email@example.com.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
The festival will feature Local Food, Local Music, Local Art and Local History at the 1808 Historic Jacob Miller Tavern on Pigfoot Square in Somerset, Ohio. Festival highlights will include Perry County roast pork & kraut, beer, brats, dogs and & German potato salad. Visitors will have the opportunity to see demonstrations of old time skill that will include soap making, potter’s wheel demonstrations, blacksmithing, flax and basket weaving, antique wood working, cider press and making apple butter. The festival will host a the Appalachian Story Tellers, Civil War Encampment, General Sherman’s Civil War cannon salutes throughout the day, along with many local artists. There will be a delightful variety of musical performances by local artists Steve Tinto, Dave Marsh, Bryan Hopple, Sheridan High School student Ty Saunders, (girl from Shawnee), along with Bluegrass bands The Sandy Tar String Band and Second Wind.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
The Perry County Historical & Cultural Arts Society is hosting a trip to the Cranberry Bog in Buckeye Lake aboard the Queen of the Lake II to be followed with lunch at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club, Saturday, June 29.
Buckeye Lake State Park is the oldest state park in Ohio. Originally built to provide water to the Ohio Erie Canal system, it became a favorite entertainment spot for Columbus residents when the interurban electric train was built in 1902. By the roaring 20’s there were twelve hotels and an amusement park on the north shore of the lake. Cranberry Bog is the world’s only floating cranberry bog and it boasts flowers, including wild orchids in the summer months.
The trip will depart at 11:00 A.M. at the North Shore Ramp at the Buckeye Lake State Park along Route 79. The maximum capacity for the boat is 40; reservations will go fast, so please call or email Judy McGaughey 740-987-4862 or firstname.lastname@example.org; her address is Box 187, Junction City, 43748. The total cost including lunch at the Yacht Club is $30.00. All proceeds will benefit the programs of the Perry County Historical & Cultural Arts Society.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Perry County Historical and Cultural Art Society’s 2012 Perry County Homegrown Almanac is now available! The Almanac is filled with stories, photos, and recipes that were contributed by residents across the county. Please view the attachment in this e-mail for a preview. It makes a unique Christmas gift, and it will be treasured by future generations. The members of the Perry County Historical and Cultural Arts Society had a great time putting it together, and we expect to follow it up next year with an addition. Start thinking about what you would like to have included.
The price of the Almanac is $23.36 plus $1.64 sales tax = $25.00.
The Perry County, Ohio Homegrown Almanac will be for sale at the following locations:
- All branches of the Perry County District Library on Tuesday, December 11 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
- Ours Garage in Glenford on Tuesday, December 11.
- Cookie Walk – Perry County Historical Society’s Museum (105 S. Columbus St, Somerset) on Saturday, December 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
You may also contact Beth Santore at 614-949-6027 or email@example.com to make pickup or delivery arrangements.
Thank you for your continued support of the Perry County Historical and Cultural Arts Society!
Friday, June 1, 2012
The Perry County Historical and Cultural Arts Society is hosting a tour of Buckeye Lake and Cranberry Bog. Come to the Buckeye Lake State Park on Saturday, June 30 and board the Queen of the Lake II boat for a historic lake tour. Our group will be stopping at Cranberry Bog, the world’s only floating cranberry bog. While touring, we will learn about the sights that made Buckeye Lake one of the most popular attractions in the state.
It is the oldest state park in Ohio, originally built to provide water to the Ohio Erie Canal system. It became a favorite weekend trip for people from Columbus when the interurban electric train was built in 1902. It cost 10 cents to ride and reached a speed of over 70 miles an hour! By the roaring 20’s there were twelve hotels and an amusement park that was destroyed by a tornado in 1928. Rebuilt larger and grander, the new amusement park boasted two ball rooms, the splendid Crystal Ball room and the Pier Ball room. People came from all over the Ohio to see the big name bands like Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, and Louis Armstrong that played there on Saturday nights. Imagine a huge ballroom with nearly 500 couples doing the “jitterbug.”
Two tours lasting one hour each will leave the North Shore Ramp at the Buckeye Lake Park along Route 79 at 10:00 and 11:00 A.M. Please plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes before your scheduled departure. Flowers, including wild orchids, should be in abundance. A boxed lunch will be available to eat on the boat. The cost is $25.00 per person.
Reservations will go fast, and they may be made with Lena Bowman at 740-246-5910 or 740-221-3876. No reservations will be accepted after June 15.
This event is a fund raiser to help with restoration efforts of the Babb House in Somerset. The Perry County Historical and Cultural Arts Society has recently purchased the Babb House with the intent of both preserving a piece of our history from the early 1800’s but also making it a museum for students and residents. The house is located along the old Zane Trace, now Route 22, in historic Somerset and was the home of Jonathan Babb, his wife Mary Henthorn and their five children. Jonathan served Perry County as sheriff and auditor and was also an Ohio Militia general. In 1832 when scarlet fever swept through the county, the Babbs lost all five of their children to the disease. Their gravestones can be seen in the Methodist cemetery. The last family to live in the home was that of William Welch.
Hope to see you there!
Monday, April 30, 2012
The spring trek to the Glenford Native American Fort is coming up Saturday, May 12th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. While this Hopewell-Adena site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, it has been rarely seen by the general public.
The hike begins at the Cooperrider farmstead at the foot of the Glenford Stone Fort Hill and passes through a beautiful mature growth forest before ascending to the plateau. After exploring the perimeter wall and the central ceremonial mound, the group will witness a Native American spirit welcoming ceremony and enjoy lunch featuring a Native American stew cooked over an open fire.
After lunch our guest lecturer will be Dr. Bradley Lepper. He is the Curator of Archaeology at the Ohio Historical Society. He will be giving us insights into the people and their culture that created this significant place.
The hike to the hill-top takes about 45 minutes. For anyone who is handicapped, we’ll have volunteers taking people up to the fort on a gator. Directions to the Cooperrider farm from Somerset are: Take St. Rt. 757 from Somerset towards Glenford. About a mile before you reach Glenford turn right on Township Rd 19. The Cooperrider farm is the first farm on the right; their two story house sits at the base of the hill. Park carefully along the gravel road so as not to block traffic.
The hike is limited to 200 people, so make your reservations early. Cost is a donation to be used to further the society’s preservation efforts. For reservations e-mail the Historical Society of Perry County website at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Beth Santore 614 949-6027 prior to the day. The event will be held rain or shine, so wear comfortable shoes!
The fort consists of a mile-long stone wall that traces the perimeter of a hill enclosing the flat hill top area, which encompasses 26 acres and a stone mound in the center approximately 100 ft in circumference and 11 feet high. The following quotations from scholarly works help explain the fort’s importance to Ohio archaeology: “A “fortification” known as the Glenford Stone Fort, is one of the most interesting and important hill-top enclosures, because of its admirable location and the fact that its remains are still sufficient for its form to be easily traced and its construction to be understood”. 1908 by Emilius Oviatt Randall, Ohio Historical Society in “The Masterpieces of the Ohio Mound Builders.”
“Glenford Fort owes its remarkable state of preservation to having been in the hands of one family for close to two hundred years…the wall is probably much the same as it looked when Atwater first laid eyes on it in 1818.” 2008 by Norman Muller in “Glenford Stone “Fort” and Other Stone Construction in Ohio and Beyond.”