Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Kris Kringle Shop

Once again the Kris Kringle Shop operated by the Trotwood-Madison Historical Society is open for business. This is a fantastic little shop that has something for everyone--toys, dishes, dolls, villages, silverware, crystal, etc. There is too mush to try to list all of the items on sale. Preview the slide show to see some of the items on sale.

The shop will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday December 16 - 18 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Come out and find that one of a kind gift at a fantastic price. You will be glad you did.

Friday, September 10, 2010

12th Annual Iams Homestead Pioneer Harvest Fest

Plans are proceeding well and we should have a great program this year. Unfortunately, our blacksmith cannot be here this year, but, we have found a great replacement. A wood carver will set up this year and demonstrate the art of wood carving. He will also have some of his art work available for sale.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Barn Again

It has been a long wait, but the cupolas are finally attached to the top of the barn. They were originally removed in 2003 with the help of DP&L, and one of their bucket trucks, and Jim Crawshaw repaired them for us.

A lot of things happened after the cupolas were repaired which kept the work crew from installing the cupolas. However with the help of DP&L and their bucket truck, the cupolas are now in place thanks to the efforts of Ralph Kuester, Regina Kleinhenz and Claude Keeling.

Other pictures were taken the day we installed the cupolas. As soon as I receive them, I will update the blogspot.
If you have been around the Homestead lately, you will also notice that the studio has been painted. The east side of the barn and the north end under the overhang has also been painted. The south east corner of the barn has had the foundation repaired and new siding has been installed. We hope to get the rest of the barn painted before harvest fest.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Englewood Parade 2010

Each year some of the Trotwood-Madison Historical Society drive their tractors in the Englewood Parade. This year Tony and Regina Kleinhenz, Danny Scarbro and Claude Keeling drove our tractors. We usually have more tractors in the parade, but, the Keelings and the Kleinhenzs have some tractors down for maintenance and could not be driven in the parade.

It was a beautiful day for the parade, however, it was a little warm. There are participants in the parade that come each year and it is always a lot of fun catching up with what is happening with the.

I have included a slide show of some of the participants in the parade. I think you will recognize the Trotwood-Madison Historical Society--they are the four four tractors in a line (1st is Regina(ford), 2nd is Claude (ford), 3rd is Danny (oliver) and 4th is Tony (farmall). Individual pictures are also included.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

12th Annual Iams Homestead Pioneer Harvest Fest

The Trotwood-Madison Historical Society will hold its 12th Annual Iams Homestead Pioneer Harvest Fest Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Iams Homestead, 349 South Broadway, Trotwood, Ohio 45426. The fest will start at 10:00 AM and will go to 5:00 PM.

We will be having many of the same events that we had last year. To read about and see a slide show of last year's fest click, or cut and paste, the following link: http://t-mhs.blogspot.com/2009/10/11th-annual-iams-homestead-pioneer.html

The harvest fest is always a fun-filled day and admission is free. We will have antique tractors and farm equipment on display. We will also have demonstrations on the husker-shredder, corn binder and other things that were done on the farms of the past.

The museum will be open for tours. One room upstairs is set up as an old school room. This room contains many of the composite pictures from the old Trotwood-Madison High School. Please stop by for a look and, if you recognize anyone in the pictures, let a member of the Society know. Another room up stairs contains bedroom furniture and other items from days gone by. The rest of the museum will have the current displays for your viewing pleasure.

We will also have old hand tools on display as well as old hand crank corn shellers for the children to use. One of the best parts of the fest is the open fire cooked chili and hotdogs. I doubt that you will find any better chili anywhere in this area. Sodas and water will also be available.

There will be a corn shelling contest in the afternoon and hayrides will be given throughout the day. There are a lot of things for families to do. I think the best thing about the fest is that families can spend a day together and enjoy themselves. Every year the crowd gets larger and they stay longer.

We are still in the planning phase and as we get closer to the harvest fest, our program will be finalized. Please check this site from time to time to see what has been added

Schedule of Events 2010

July 24, Annual Picnic for members only 6 PM at Iams Homestead
Sep 9 - 11, Annual Book Sale 9 AM to 5 PM at the Iams Homestead, 349 South Broadway, Trotwood, OH 45426
October 9, 12th Annual Iams Homestead Pioneer Harvest Fest 10 AM - 5 PM, 349 South Broadway, Trotwood, OH 45426
Oct 23, Shop-Til-You-Drop 9 AM - 5 PM, Hara Arena, Trotwood, OH
Oct 24, Shop-Til-You-Drop 10 AM - 4 PM, Hara Arena, Trotwood, OH
Dec 2-4, Kris Kringle Shop 10 AM - 5 PM, 349 South Broadway, Trotwood, OH
Dec 9-11, Kris Kringle Shop 10 AM - 5 PM, 349 South Broadway, Trotwood, OH

Monday, March 8, 2010

Spaghetti Dinner

The best desserts in town and spaghetti sauce to die for! It is time for the Annual Trotwood-Madison Historical Society Spaghetti Dinner. The cooks have the ovens going and the Spaghetti Sauce Chefs have dusted off the highly secret recipe for the best spaghetti sauce this side of Italy.
The spaghetti dinner will be held Saturday March 27, 2010 4:30 – 7:30 PM at the Church of the Brethren, 208 East Main Street, Trotwood, Ohio.
Just what will this outstanding dinner cost you? I am proud to say that inflation has not caused us to increase our costs. The cost is: Adults - $7.00 and Children under 12 - $3.50. Dinner includes spaghetti, bread, salads, desserts and beverage.

All profits from the dinner will go to Iams Homestead Preservation Fund.
Please call Regina Kleinhenz ( 854-4505) for ticket information.
Come out and join us. You'll be glad you did!

Shop-til-you Drop

Once again it is time for Trotwood-Madison Historical Society to participate in the Hara Arena Shop-Til-You Drop sale. The show will be held Saturday, January 22, 2011 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday, January 23, 2011 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

We have many collectible items that have been donated to the Society and the prices are right. Come out to browse and buy.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Flea-N-Tique Show

The Keelings and the Kuesters decided to set up a booth for the Trotwood-Madison Historical Society at the Flea-N-Tique Show, Montgomery County Fairgrounds Coliseum. Although it was snowing and the weather conditions were deplorable, we sat up for the show. Hopefully, the weather will not keep people from coming. If you are in the area, please stop by booth 28 and shop and visit with Linda and Janet. They will be there Saturday 9am -5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. Come out and support your historical society.

1929 Trotwood Trailer Update

If you were at the harvestfest last year and really looked at our trailer, you would have found it in very bad condition. We had decided that we would not display the trailer again until it was repaired. The canvas was so rotten that every time we set it up more tears would appear.

We located a local company, Gilman Canvas Products, who said that they could make us a new canvas top for the trailer. We had left the trailer set up in the barn after the harvest fest last year so that we could get estimates for replacement of the top if we could find a local company. Gilman looked at the trailer and said they could make us a new top.

We took the trailer to Gilman Monday, February 1, and they had the top replaced by Friday February 5. The trailer is still in their shop and will remain there until the weather clears and we can take the trailer back to the Iams Homestead.

As you can see from both views--inside and outside--they did an outstanding job making a new top for us. The trailer should be good for another 80 years.

Mark your calendar for October 9, 2010, the day of the next harvest fest. The trailer will once again be a feature display. Bring your camera and come out and take pictures. I think you will be very happy with the results.