HISTORIC RESEARCH AND RESOURCE
The objective of this committee is to
provide researchers with expanding collection acquisitions and easy access
to the collections. This has been accomplished by dedicated volunteers.
So far this year, seventeen
collections/donations have been received. The collection acquisitions are
the success of the Miamisburg Historical Society’s Research Room which is
located in the Market Square Building. The Research Room is open to the
public Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. This is made
possible by dedicated volunteers.
The Miamisburg Historical Society’s
Curator, Joseph Steffen, has been a tremendous support to the Historic
Research and Resource Committee and the Society in preserving the history of
Miamisburg for the future. Thanks Joe!
Some acquisitions so far this year
include: Kauffman Buggy Works booklet, Certificate of Register Land Office
for Jacob Kercher’s land, 1920 Miamisburg High School Class photo, photo of
E. A. Deeds and Orville Wright, Acme Boat Company pictures on CD, 1885/1886
Miamisburg High School Commencement Program, Transcribed oral history by
Bernice Donahue, Wooden Keg from Miamisburg’s Dayton Shore Grip & Shore Co.,
Miamisburg High School Mirus yearbooks, History of the Miamisburg Mound
State Memorial, Pansing and Eck family’s artifacts/photographs/letters/and
genealogy, Grove & Weber Company BASA hammer, Brough-Getts Funeral Home
Records organized into books available for public viewing, a shotgun shell
loading device, an ‘old’ hay bale hook, pictures of Miamisburg from 1980 to
2003 organized in three scrapbooks, Hill Grove (Hillgrove) Cemetery Records,
Uhrich and Staley Daily Journals in binders for the public to read, and
photo of Deutsche Apothecary (A.L. Silberman’s Pharmacy).
Plans are in the ‘works’ for a
“Ghost Steps” event on Sunday, October 14th, 2007.
Our participation at the 2007 Annual
Spring Fling, Booth #47 near the “oldest” oak tree in Library Park gave our
volunteers the opportunity to answer questions about Miamisburg and Miami
Township history. We are in the process of working out details to share the
booth with the Baum Opera House – watch the Tavern Log to see if this comes
about in 2008.
The HRRC consists of many
dedicated positive thinking volunteers. Their enthusiasm and ability to
achieve goals, on their own or as a group, keeps this committee going at
“Thanks a Bunch” to all
the terrific HRRC volunteers!
Nita Petticrew, Chairperson