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Smithville Community Historical Society open house is May 21

Linda Platt demonstrates a 1905 Edison phonograph.


The Smithville Community Historical Society will hold it's first open house of the season on Sunday, May 21 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The Pioneer Village and Mishler Weaving Mill will be open. Those who made donations to the collection this past year will be recognized.  Acquisitions chairperson Linda Platt has marked the new acquisition in each building and a list will be available in various buildings. 
Railroad Memorabilia, a windup toy train, horizontal drag saw, circle shearers, cone shaper, history of local aviator, John Emerson Rike and much more gave been a acquired over the years. With new donations each year the society is able to present more of the background of Smithville and Green Townships history.
Craftsmen; blacksmith, potter and tinsmith will be in their buildings and Nancy Ganyard will be spinning yarn in the Sheller Log House. Norma Trotter and Friends will provide music. The Downey Pioneer Reception Center will only be viewed from the outside at this time. A special announcement will be made when the building is complete. 
The Smithville Stars will play baseball as it was played in the 1860s.  The season opener will be against the Mohican 9. The game starts at 1:30 p.m. on the field between the Pioneer Village and the Methodist Church.  
The Mishler Weaving Mill, Model-T Museum and Reception Center will be open along with the gift shop. The Mishler Weaving Mill is also open every Wednesday from 1:30-4 p.m. The open house is free to the public but donations are always accepted.

Published: May 15, 2017
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