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Election Day dinners have a long history in the United States. On election days, communities would celebrate the democratic process by sharing a meal. People would set aside their political views and gather together because they have the right to vote. 

The Brimfield Historical Society has proudly hosted an Election Day Dinner for over 40 years. We invite you to celebrate with us as we continue this honored tradition.

Election Day Dinner
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
McCormick Heritage Meeting Room
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Adults: $10/ Children (5 to 10 years): $5/ Children Under 5 years: Free

Dinner includes a creamed chicken dinner with all the fixings, beverages and desserts. Meals are kindly provided by Mike's Place Restaurant in Kent, Ohio.

Dine-In and Carry-Out options are available. 
The annual membership drive continues. Now is the time to renew your membership or join for the Brimfield Historical Society for the first time. Memberships are good from September 1-August 31. They are tax deductible and are important sources for obtaining operating funds for the Historical Society and the Museum.

Benefits of membership include subscription for the monthly newsletter, Kelso Post, priority attendance at museum sponsored events, discounts for events (if fee is required), discounts at the Museum Gift Shop and discounts on rental fees for the McCormick Heritage Room. 

Annual Membership Fees are
  • Student Membership- $10
  • Individual Membership- $15
  • Family Membership- $25
  • Sponsoring Membership- $50
  • Lifetime Membership- $250*
*Lifetime Membership is limited to one individual

Membership information will be mailed in the near future and is always available on the website,


White Glove Wednesday: Antique Clothing
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Kelso House Muesum
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
White Glove Wednesdays are "hands-on" opportunities to examine the collection at the museum. Participants will wear white gloves and handle some of the historic items in the museum.

This FREE event will examine clothing and personal items. Come and see some of the hidden treasures at the Kelso House Museum. 
The Family Historian: Your Ancestors are Waiting to be Found
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
McCormick Heritage Meeting Room
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Introducing The Family Historian, a four part series that focuses on best practices for family research and preservation of family heirlooms.

You are invited to join us for the first FREE session. Hosted by Gretchen Quinn, Reference Librarian and Brimfield Historical Society Board of Trustee, "Your Ancestors are Waiting to be Found" presents information for your genealogical research. 

Attendees are invited to bring their laptops and their own research for tips and advice. 
BHS Hosting Council of Historical Institutions and
Preservation Societies (CHIPS)

Saturday, November 5, 2016
McCormick Heritage Meeting Room
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Brimfield Historical Society is hosting a a gathering of CHIPS, a council of local historical and preservation societies in Summit and Portage Counties. 
Election Day Dinner Fundraiser
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
McCormick Heritage Meeting Room
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Adults $10/ Children (5 to 10 yrs) $5/ under 5 yrs free
Join us for this annual Election Day celebration.

Dine in and Carry Out available.

Dinners are donated by Mike's Place Restaurant in Kent, Ohio. 
Kelso Arts & Crafts Series: Wreath Making
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
McCormick Heritage Meeting Room
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
BHS Members $8/ Non-members $10
Reservations required for this event.
Introducing the first session in the 2016-2017 Kelso Arts and Crafts Series. Join us to learn about the history of wreath making and make your own wreath. Please call (330) 673-1058 or email for reservations.
BHS Board of Trustee Meeting
Monday, November 21, 2016
Kelso House Office
6:00 pm
All are welcome to attend.
Brimfield Township Tree Lighting
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Town Center Park
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Please join us at the Brimfield Township Tree Lighting to start the holiday season. BHS will provide a children's craft during this event. 
For more information about the upcoming events, contact the Brimfield Historical Society and Kelso House Museum at (330) 673-1058 or email at

Brimfield Historical Society
& Kelso House Museum

4158 State Route 43 | Brimfield | Ohio | 44240

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