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The Henry County, Ohio, Historical Society

Historically Speaking

January 2015

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

Membership, membership, membership!  This is a friendly reminder of the February 1st deadline for membership IF you want to be able to vote at the annual meeting in April.  Of course, we accept new members throughout the year, but the ability to vote requires you to have your membership dues to the Henry County Historical Society by February 1st.  Check your calendars—that date is right around the corner!  If you’re currently a member, double check that you’ve sent in your dues as well.  Membership is tax deductible.

Speaking of the annual meeting, mark your calendars now:  our meeting will be Thursday, April 23rd.  This should be plenty of notice—we hope to have a great crowd on hand!  All the details will be presented in our next program!

Have you started making plans for Valentine’s Day?  The Bloomfield House will be hosting their Wine & Cheese get-together on Saturday February 14th from 6-9 PM.  The cost is $10 per person, and of course, you must be 21 to be admitted.  This is perfect for stopping in before or after dinner for hors d’oeuvres and your favorite wine.  We’ll also have silent auction items available, which are always fabulous.  Here’s your chance to impress your Valentine with a great gift basket that you bid on just for him or her!  So bring your spouse, bring your date, or bring a friend and we’ll see you at the Bloomfield for our Valentine Wine & Cheese extravaganza!

Another reminder:  Tom Jenny has several great power point presentations available for schools and organizations.  These are perfect introductions to various aspects of our local history, and they are suitable for all age groups.  Contact the Henry County Historical Society if interested.

How would you like to help the Historical Society in a different way?  We are currently looking for old toys for our children’s rooms for the 2015 season.  There are two ways of doing this:  you can loan us the toys and we will return them at the end of the season, or you may donate toys, giving us ownership.  We are also looking for collections you may have tucked away at home that you would loan us for the season.  This can be just about anything, as long as it would be fitting for the Bloomfield House or Carriage House Museum.  We’re always looking for something new and different to display, and we’d love to have you be part of it!  Stroll through your house, something that is ordinary to you may be very interesting to our visitors! If you have something for us to consider, please contact the Henry County Historical Society.

This concludes this month’s edition of “Historically Speaking” sponsored by the Henry County Historical Society.  As always, we thank you for helping us keep history alive!  See you at the Wine & Cheese!

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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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