Watch the Oakwood Register and the Kettering-Oakwood Times for additional details on these special events. If you'd like to be added to an email list for reminders, please email the society at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 9 - Transit in Oakwood, 2 p.m.
At the Wright Memorial Public Library. Transportation to and from Oakwood to Dayton and points beyond was a critical piece of Oakwood’s history, and Tom Morrow, Oakwood resident and Oakwood Historical Society member, will talk about how transit played a key role in Oakwood’s growth and prosperity from the beginning up until the 1950s.
Week of February 18 - 22, Oakwood Winter Break
Come enjoy a program about Log Cabins and Pioneer Living in Ohio! Make a delicious gingerbread log cabin, eat pioneer food we’ll prepare, and have fun doing crafts and playing games of the era. At the end of each day, elementary age students may opt to eat a sack lunch then be escorted to programs at the Wright Library which begin at 1 p.m. Click here for program registration form. For questions, contact Linda Pearson at 648-9702 or email at email@example.com.
Feb. 25 - Members meeting, 7 p.m.
Large meeting room, Oakwood City Hall.
March 16 - Great Flood of 1913
At the Wright Memorial Public Library. Society past-president Mark Risley will present a program on the Great Flood of 1913 at Wright Library. As a member of the region-wide centennial steering committee, Mr. Risley’s presentation will include facts and photos from Dayton and around the Miami Valley.
April 28 – Oct. 27 Seasons in the Garden
REGISTRATION FULL.The popular gardening program Seasons in the Garden is gearing up for the new growing season. Last fall our garden was enlarged, thanks to a Boy Scout eagle project lead by Zach Wolcott, a high school student. As a result, we have some new raised beds so the plants can spread out a bit. (Some of you may have seen the squash/tomato tunnel in last year’s garden. The plants grew so big and merged into one large conglomeration of arched plants, so that only the children could fit into the tunnel to harvest!) We will be holding classes approximately twice a month, with some Saturday afternoons as well as some Sunday afternoons. We hope this will help with some of the scheduling conflicts.
May 18 - Annual Wine Tasting, 4 - 6 p.m.
The Oakwood Historical Society invites adults to a lovely evening of wine, light food, and friends, following a day with the family at the ‘That Day in May celebration. We are happy to have Dorothy Lane Market once again provide an expert pourer (both wine and unique ales) as well as specialty cheese spreads, fruit, and desserts. The Homestead is the perfect backdrop for this easy-going event, where guests can enjoy self-guided tours of the grounds and out buildings or just sit on the front porch, enjoying wine and cheese with friends and neighbors. For information and reservations, contact Debra Schenk at firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda Pearson at email@example.com for a lovely end to everybody's favorite holiday, That Day in May. Tickets will be sold at the door.
June 10-14 - Summer Children’s Programs
How did the Pioneers Live?
9 a.m. to noon: Entering grades 1 - 3. $55/70 Members/Non Members
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Entering grades 4-6. $55/70 Members/Non Members
Join us for a week-long exciting and fun summer experience at the Homestead! Discover how the pioneers in the Miami Valley lived, worked and played here with plenty of hands-on activities, crafts and delicious homemade snacks to make learning fun and rewarding. From bandanas to biscuits to button lamps, this program will bring pioneer experiences to life for the children! Daily snack included. Registration form here.
June 22 - Great Flood of 1913
Another chance to catch Mark Risley's excellent presentation. See March 16 description. At the Wright Memorial Public Library.