Friday, September 22, 2017



Opening Ceremony:  Color Guard, Singing of National Anthem
            Booths and displays open from 10 AM to 5 PM
Country Store in Studio: 10 AM – 5 PM
Corn Husking Contest south end of barn near fence at 1:30 PM.
Two categories 15 years and above  and 14 years and below.

Throughout the Day

Corn Husker Shredder Demonstrations: 11 AM, 12:30 PM, 2 PM
Hay Rides:  11 AM – 5 PM
Buzz Saw: 11:30 AM, 2 PM
 Corn Binding: 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM
Corn Husking Contest:  1:30  PM
Civil War Display
 Blacksmith Demonstrations
Antique Tractors, Fire Truck, Cars, Etc.
Tobacco Harvesting Demonstrations
Cider Press Display
Kettle Cooked Chili & Roasted Hot Dogs
Apple Peeling
Corn Drying in Iams House Museum Kitchen
Displays in Iams House Museum
Trotwood Trailer Display
Wire Bending Demonstration/Model Farm Implements in Barn
Antique Farm Tools and Equipment in Barn
Handcrafts in Barn

 The schedule of events may change before the harvest fest.  Please stop by our Welcome Tent and pick up a Program the day of the event.

Old Farmers kept time by the sun, not a clock or watch.  Please note that all times are approximate.  We try to keep on schedule, but when using old equipment, many things may happen

Friday, March 10, 2017


The Trotwood-Madison
Historical Society

Greatly appreciates your past support and donations to our community museum. You are cordially invited to the Iams Homestead 2017 Grand Opening Sunday, April 2, 2017 2-4 p.m. 


WHERE: Iams Homestead Museum at 349 S. Broadway, Trotwood, Ohio

TIME: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. or longer if necessary.

TO VIEW WHAT: Displays / Program Relating to Trotwood and Madison Township i.e.: 

1. Madison Township Resident- Rilma Stuckhardt was a school teacher only one year after she graduated from Madison High School in 1916 a dedicated life-long educator she taught until 1964. 
2. A Unique display of Warped Wing Trotwood Lager airplanes, vehicles, trailer and accessories created from Warped Wing’s Trotwood Lager cans made by Former Trotwood’s resident Tom Brown.
3. Early Women’s Fashions…including a vintage swimming suit…a must see.
 4. Tour of 1847 Iams House

WHERE: At our 1200+ year old Bur Oak behind the Iams Barn

RIBBON CUTTING TIME: 3 PM at the Bur Oak Tree

TO VIEW WHAT: The work accomplished by Tree Care Inc.  In maintaining the health of Trotwood’s ODNR certified 2nd largest Bur Oak Tree in the state of Ohio

Refreshments will be served.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Items Made From Trotwood Lager Beer Cans


If visited the Iams Homestead Museum before it closed for the season last year you may have already seen the display of items made by Tom Brown using Trotwood Lager beer cans.  He made these items for Ruth Lang and she displayed them in the museum.  Ruth has made arrangements to loan the items to the library and they will be displayed there through February 28 and possibly longer.

The museum staff is planning a program for the Iams Homestead Museum reopening for the season April 2, 2017.  There will be a program for the reopening and these items will be an exhibit in the museum.  The program will start at 2 PM.  The museum will close at 4 PM.

The museum hours for the season is each Sunday 2PM - 4PM the first Sunday of April through Labor Day weekend.  Come out for the reopening of the Iams Homestead Museum and enjoy the program; tour the museum; and take a walk on the nature trail.

I will update this post as I get more information.

Pictures of the  exhibit are posted below.

Thursday, January 5, 2017



This year the Historical Society will have a booth at the January Flea-N-Tique show which is held in the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Coliseum Building, 1043 South Main Street, Dayton, Ohio January 7-8.  Saturday January 7 the hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Sunday January 8 the hours are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  We will have a lot of Valentine Day and Easter items on sale as well as numerous other items.  We will have booths 27 and 28.

Set up is Friday night.  After the booths are set up, pictures will be taken and posted to

The show is produced and managed by Rainbow Productions.  Parking is free; however, there is a $2.00 admission fee to enter the show.

Monday, November 14, 2016



DECEMBER 1, 2, 3
DECEMBER 8, 9, 10

I guess Christmas is the time of the year to give thanks for all the good things that have been bestowed upon us.  The Society has been especially blessed this year with many donations that have been received.  If you have attended our garage sales or the Country Store during harvest fest you know the amount and quality of the items we have to offer our customers.  If you have not visited these events, Kris Kringle will be your last chance to come to one of our Society sales for 2016.  I think you will be truly amazed at what we have to offer and will find that something special that you have always wanted—even if you did not know you wanted it.
The elves are hard at work in the Kris Kringle Shop getting ready for the opening day on December 1, 2016.  Christmas items have been moved from our storage area to the Iams Homestead to be added to items already there.  The elves have been sorting, cleaning, pricing and putting the items on display.  They do such a great job and the shop looks beautiful.  By the time we open, you will find a Christmas wonderland.  After the shop is set up, Claude will update our blogspot with pictures of the items on sale this year.  
Come to Kris Kringle Shop; support your Society; and have a great time. We hope to see you all there.  Shop hours are from 10am-5pm each day of operation at the Iams Homestead property, 349 S. Broadway, Trotwood, OH. For additional information please call 837-5387 or 837-0355.

                                                                                    Linda Keeling

Pictures added Sunday November 27, 2016