Special Events 2014


Regular meetings are held at 114 Valleyview Dr., Englewood, OH on the second Wednesday of each month. 7:00 p.m. April - October and 1:00 p.m. November - March.
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The History Center is open to the public. Scheduled visiting hours are from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m every Saturday from April through November, weather permitting, and also by appointment. Call 937-832-8538.

Mailing Address:
114 Valleyview Drive Englewood, OH 45322

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Coming Events for 2014


All functions are at the History Center unless otherwise noted.

Meetings on 2nd Wednesdays – NOTE: 1PM start time in Nov. & Dec.

OCT 8 – 7p        Business Mtg/ announce slate of candidates for 2015

NOV 12 – 1p        Elections & Program Mtg - Angie Hoschouer, speaker
“Woodland Cemetery Historic Presentation”

DEC 10 – 1p        Business Mtg/ Food collection for FISH

Special Events

OCT 5, 1- 3p        Tour of Vandalia-Butler Historical Society
336 East Alkaline-Springs Road, Vandalia, OH
Drive yourself there or meet at Center at 12:30p to carpool.

DEC 1 to 31        Annual Giving Campaign and “No-Bake Bake Sale”


More than thirty RTHS members, all three local city managers and mayors, councilmen, and the editor of the Englewood Independent showed up to help celebrate the end of the first week of the roofing project, collect donations, and enjoy ice-cold lemonade and watermelon. At least one city manager was quite interested in seeing the recycled aluminum cedar-shake type shingles since his city is contemplating using similar shingles on one of their city buildings. President Glynn Marsh addressed the gathering, told them about the grant from Montgomery County Waste District that was paying for 70% of the cost of the re-roofing project, and urged the importance of recycling in the community. He also announced that RTHS had just learned of a $15K anonymous donation to help meet the 30% match. The Society is considering this as a CHALLENGE GRANT and hopes members and local residents will contribute to this cause.


Roofing Work in Progress on the South Side


REPORT ON "Service Clubs and Community" PROGRAM

On Saturday July 19, members and guests of the Society heard Phil Rivkin of American Legion Post 707 described how the Post, established in 1947, offers scholarships, participates in the Boys State program, and supplies an honor guard for veterans’ funerals and a color guard for local ceremonies and parades. Sandy Freeman, representing the Northmont Optimist Club, described their work with students and schools in the area, and Jack West pointed out that the local Optimists were one of the first Optimist Clubs in the country to admit women on an equal basis as men. RTHS Vice President Dick Weimer, a former District Governor of the International Lions Club, outlined that group’s long history of providing eye care for those who are struggling financially, a task taken on in 1925 at the urging of Helen Keller. Weimer, Rivkin, and other attendees reminisced about the Legion–Lions carnival that used to be held in Englewood behind the Heck Center (then the Municipal Building). The carnival was the main fundraiser for both groups.

JUL 9 – 7p  Business Mtg/ Finalize plans for July 19th program
AUG 13 – 7p  Business/Program Mtg - Angie Hoschouer, speaker
            “Woodland Cemetery Historic Presentation”
SEP 10 – 7p  Business Mtg/ In-House program

“Dine to make a Difference” at Bob Evans in Clayton and Englewood
on July 18, 19, and 20

Have a good breakfast, lunch, or dinner on July 18, 19, and 20 at the Bob Evans       
Restaurant on Hoke Road in Clayton or at the S. Main Street site in Englewood, present one of the *DOWNLOADABLE FLYERS* on this website at checkout, and RTHS will receive 15% of the cost of your meal as a donation. Make copies of the flyer and give them to your relatives, friends, and neighbors in our area. Eat out all three days, present flyers, and earn more for RTHS! One hundred meals at $10.00 each would generate $150 for RTHS. Help us reach our goal of at least $450. Treat your friends! This is no time to diet!

“Service Clubs and Community” Program from 2-4p on July 19

If you have fond memories of going to the Legion-Lions Festival, watching the Memorial Day Parade in Englewood, or seeing Clayton’s “Just-A-Mere” Grange display at the Montgomery County Fair, then we have just the program for you.

Come to the History Center from 2-4p on July 19 and hear current representatives of the Northmont American Legion, Lions Club, Optimists, and Rotary talk about their founding dates, charter members, philanthropic work, and how they are meeting their goals today. Dick Weimer will serve as host for this event, which will be tape-recorded and transcribed for preservation in the Society’s archives. Light refreshments will be served. These service clubs and more helped shape our communities into what they are today. Dine at Bob Evans after the program and use the flyer to earn 15% for RTHS (see above paragraph).

Meetings on 2nd Wednesdays – NOTE: 7:00 PM Evening Start Time

APR 9 – 7p Business Mtg/ “Gone but not Forgotten” Program
MAY 14 – 7p Business Mtg/ In-house program
JUNE 11 – 7p Business Mtg/ In-House program

Special Events

APR 9 - 7p

Bring your photos and memories of days-gone-by to this special meeting. We are looking for previously unseen photos of local schools, businesses, buildings, parks, etc. that played an important role in your life growing up in Clayton, Englewood, or Union

JUN 5/6 - 10-4/10-3

Flea Market & Garage Sale, Mill Ridge Village



Change is inevitable, but through the years, many of our favorite local stores, restaurants, schools, and churches have been torn down or remodeled to the point they are no longer recognizable.


"The Englewood United Brethren Church on N. Walnut was demolished in the late 1960s.
The steeple of the new church building can be seen in the background."

The Society is trying to document in pictures, as many of these "lost" places as we can in anticipation of using some of these photos in the "Randolph Township: Clayton, Englewood and Union" history book to be published through Arcadia Press. Please plan to attend this important meeting and bring photos of your favorite places.

Refreshments will be available after the program.


It is 15” long, made of iron, and stamped GIANT on one handle. If you guessed a leather-stretching tool to make shoes more comfortable for people with bunions, you are correct.

If you have a weird antique tool similar to that shown above, or an unusual antique kitchen gadget, article of clothing, or whatever, bring it to the RTHS History Center at 1:00 p.m. on March 12 for the
“What is It?” Program
The program will be run like antiques roadshow, but no appraisals. Items will be displayed on a table in front of the room and attendees will guess the identity and use of each item. The person bringing in the item will have the last word. Who knows what crazy things may show up, in addition to the participants?
Refreshments after the program.


RTHS Board Members recently purchased and donated an original oil painting titled, “The Old National Road,” from Englewood artist Hal Sherman. Sherman is noted for his historical paintings that deal with Ohio subjects, especially the Shawnee Indians and treaties made with them. Sherman’s paintings can be found in museums and galleries across the state. [See "http://www.shawnee-bluejacket.com/gallery.htm" to view his works.]

The painting shown here, done at the suggestion of Dick Weimer who lives next door to Sherman, measures about 36” x 24” and depicts a covered wagon pulled by a six-horse team being passed by a stagecoach on the old National Road. The painting will be on display in the foyer of the RTHS History Center in the spring, after the foyer is redecorated.