Sunday, May 31, 2009

Historical Society Work Day

Saturday, May 20, 2009 the Trotwood-Madison held a work day from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. When we first purchased the Iams Homestead, we held many work days to get the house, studio, and barn ready for use. Everyone seemed to enjoy these days and a lot of work was accomplished.

For this work day, seven members were present. We had hoped for more, but, we did a lot of work with this work crew.

Regina Kleinhenz received some donated flowers from the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) which were planted in various flower beds around the Iams House. The south patio area was cleared of weeds, vines and small trees and swept of debree. Vines around the tall teee near the west end of the house were cut so they should die before long. The tobacco field was relocated and tilled for the first time. It will need to be tilled at least two more times before we plant the tobacco. The grass and weeds on the west side of the barn were mowed and looks a lot better. The cistern was pumped out.

A lot was accomplished, but, there is a lot more to do. Another workday is scheduled for June 27, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Please come out and join us to keep the property prepared for public viewing.

For more information, contact Ralph Kuester at 937-837-5387 or

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