Oregon Jerusalem Historical Society
Historic Brandville School & Museum Complex
Home of the Oregon - Jerusalem Historical Society
1133 Grasser Street (near Pickle & Wheeling Streets.)
Oregon, Ohio 43616
FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK:
Have you ever gone surfing (a wave– not the internet)? Or have you ever watched someone surf on an ocean wave? If so, you are awed by the sight of the surfer riding the crest of a magnificent wave.
You can compare OJHS and its activities to surfing—there are highs and then there are lows. At this moment, it seems like we are riding the crest, having just completed two very successful projects.
The Living History Day Camp was completed on June 20 with a maximum of 24 students under the very capable and creative leadership of Dianne Powers and Patty Davis as well as the competent staff of teachers and other volunteers. There was such enthusiasm that a number of the students asked if they could sign up for next year! On the summer solstice, June 21, our first Lawn and Garden Tour was a sell-out. Linda Wise, Nancy Nopper and Betty Metz were the co-chairs of the tour and did an outstanding job. Publicity was exceptional and drew a lot of attention and put OJHS in the limelight. The ten gardens each reflected a different theme and were exceptional. Even the smallest detail received attention. If all goes as anticipated this will be a biennial event, alternating with the Holiday Home Tour.
There has been increased interest in OJHS, and we are riding the crest of this recognition. We have NEVER wanted to be Oregon’s "best kept secret" and just perhaps we can give up that title !!
My sincere thanks is extended to everyone who is making our time on the "crest" possible.
Connie Isbell, Interim President
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.
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