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May 2016

Ohio Chautauqua Preview Event

The Brimfield Historical Society & Kelso House Museum would like to invite all of our members to join us on Thursday April 7th for our Ohio Chautauqua Preview Event. The event will feature a living history presentation, by Hank Fincken, who will be portraying American inventor and businessman - Thomas Edison.
It will take place in Underwood Hall, at the Kent American Legion (1945 Mogadore Road, Kent, Ohio 44260).

Hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6:30 pm, with the Thomas Edison performance starting at 7:00 pm.  
As with all Ohio Chautauqua events, this is a free community program - we hope you will join us.

Easter Egg Hunt - Thank You

The Brimfield Historical Society & Kelso House Museum would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers who helped with our Easter Egg Hunt; this event could not have been successful without your dedication and support. Special thanks to the Brimfield Lions Club, the Brimfield Police Department, and Brimfield Boy Scout Troop 259.  
(Photo Courtesy of Kristie McMillen)     

Brimfield Township Celebrates 200 Years

On Thursday May 5, the Brimfield Historical Society & Kelso House Museum will host the opening of its newest exhibit, Brimfield Township Celebrates 200 Years: Changes take place, but our traditions remain.

This exhibit will focus on the development of the townships services; it will include photos, memorabilia, artifacts, and interesting personal stories and narratives found while researching our roots.   

The exhibit event will be from 4pm until 7pm, with a Curator's Talk on the hour. Refreshments and snacks will be served by the Historical Society Board in the McCormick Heritage Room.     


April 7 Ohio Chautauqua Preview @ Kent American Legion
April 17 Paint Party @ Portage County Historial Society
May 5 Brimfield Bicentennial Exhibit Opening
           @ Kelso House Museum
May 13 Brimfield Bicentennial Birthday Party @ Brimfield Elementary

June 7-11 Ohio Chautauqua @ Kelso House Museum Grounds
Youth Workshops at 10:00 AM
Adult Workshops at 1:00 PM
Museum & Grounds open at 5:00 PM
Live Music begins at 6:00 PM
Performances begin at 7:00 PM

June 7 - Mary Shelley
June 8  - Theodore Roosevelt
June 9 - Dian Fossey
June 10 - Chief Cornstalk
June 11 - Marie Curie
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