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Historic Brandville School & Museum Complex

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1133 Grasser Street (near Pickle & Wheeling Streets.)
Oregon, Ohio  43616










Welcome to mid-summer! We (trustees) usually take a "breather" during July, but there’s just too much happening at OJHS at this time of year. You can learn all about these activities in other articles in this newsletter. However, I’d like to encourage you to attend our first "All-Member" meeting scheduled for August 18th, at 6 p.m. It’s im-portant for you to attend—not just to enjoy the camaraderie and good food, but the opportunity to help shape the direction of OJHS with the election of new trustees. Our base of active volunteers continues to expand and we look forward to more new projects.

As I complete my term as interim president, on a personal note I’d like to comment that the trustees I’ve worked with over the past two years are the most enthusiastic, willing, "out-of-the-box" thinkers I’ve ever worked with here at OJHS (or elsewhere).

With regret, we bid farewell to Betty Metz, Bob Metz and Jeanette Mlynek whose terms have ended. These three trustees have been so very valuable. However, I’ve been assured by the Metz’ that they will continue to be active volunteers; but Jeanette will be making life-style changes and will no longer be involved with OJHS. She was the inspiration and impetus of two of our most successful ongoing projects—the teas and Living History Day Camp.

Bonnie Olson (treasurer) and I have agreed to serve another term and we both look forward to continuing the tasks that lay ahead. The trustees—Dick Isbell (2016), JoAnn Flanagan (2016), Lisa Pavley (2016), Al Adam (2016), Michelle Quilter (2017), and Linda Wise (2017), will continue in their positions as will Joanne Crandall as recording secretary (an appointed position).

I look forward to seeing you at the All-Member meeting!

Connie Isbell, Interim President










Due to the increased activity at the complex and all the media coverage we’ve received having our Battery H Artillery Battle of Cold Harbor, VA, Gilbert Gaul painting being the focal point of the current exhibit at the Toledo Museum of Art, the trustees have agreed to change our open hours beginning May 28th and continuing through September 10th, from 12 Noon to 4 P.M.






Our complex is open 10 am-2 pm each Thursday (excluding holidays). Closed during the months of January and February.  Additional arrangements can be made for a tour by a trained docent for groups of 4 or more.  There is no charge for this, but donations are welcome.  

Our Email Address:  ojhs@att.net

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