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The Henry County, Ohio, Historical Society

Historically Speaking

March 2015

Welcome to this month’s edition of “Historically Speaking.”

On Saturday, March 14th, we hosted our rescheduled Wine & Cheese event. We had a great time, and would like to thank those of you who rearranged your schedules to join us.

April 23rd will be our annual meeting. It will once again be held at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Napoleon, just across from Family Video. Voting and dinner will take place in the church basement, with voting starting at 5:15, followed by dinner at 6:00, and the business meeting to round out the evening. Tom Jenny, president, will also share one of his power point presentations he created during our birthday celebration last year. Angela Tonjes will again entertain us with her harp selections. The cost is $12 per person. Be sure to refer to the next newsletter for your reservation form, trustee candidate resumes and further information regarding the banquet. The menu consists of tossed salad, beef stroganoff, pork roast, buttered corn, red potatoes, lemon bars, chocolate cherry cake and beverages. We hope to see you there!

Also coming soon is our Mother’s Day Tea on Saturday May 9th at 2:00. You may begin calling for reservations April 9th, and we will continue taking reservations until April 30th. Do Not call the Bloomfield House! To make reservations, please call Lois Hanna at 419-599-0201. Again, Lois will begin taking reservations April 9th through April 30th. The cost is $16 per person. This is always a popular event, so get your reservations in beginning April 9th.
Our opening date of May 3rd is approaching quickly. In our April radio program, we’ll give you a glimpse of all our summer activities so you can mark your calendars!

To recap, our annual meeting is Thursday April 23rd, reservation form in the upcoming newsletter, and the Mother’s Day Tea is on Saturday May 9th, reservations beginning April 9th.

This concludes today’s edition of “Historically Speaking” sponsored by the Henry County Historical Society. As always we thank you for helping us keep history alive!

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The Henry County Historical Society was formed in 1970 to perpetuate the history of Henry County, Ohio, to learn about and preserve the artifacts of the county, and to generate interest in the past of the county. Our primary focus at this time is the completion of the restoration work on the beautiful Dr. John Bloomfield Victorian home, built circa 1879. This house is located at the corner of West Clinton and Webster streets in downtown Napoleon, across from the Napoleon Public Library. The house has been completely restored and is decorated with authentic period furnishings. Work is in progress on the carriage house and gardens. The home is open for special events, educational programs and private tours. We welcome new and old members alike to lend a hand and help us in our many programs and activities.



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