Oregon Jerusalem Historical Society

Preserving the History of Our Community
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Historic Brandville School & Museum Complex

Home of the Oregon - Jerusalem Historical Society
1133 Grasser Street (near Pickle & Wheeling Streets.)
Oregon, Ohio  43616





VOLUNTEERING—Volunteering is generally considered an unselfish activity and is intended to promote good-ness or improve human quality of life. In return, it can produce a feeling of self-worth and respect. There is no financial gain involved for the individual. Volunteering is also renowned for skill development, socialization, and fun. Volunteering may have positive benefits for the volunteer as well as for the person or community served. I LOVE THAT DEFINTION-AND THE PEOPLE WHO IT DEFINES. My husband, Richard, and I have been regular volunteers at OJHS since we joined in 1997, being at the museum most Thursdays if we were in town. We’ve both done many different tasks and loved doing them (well, usually!) My personal reason for joining was the love of old houses and look how that has evolved!


Our membership drive is nearly complete and we have gained a number of new members– welcome. If you have indicated that you would like to help in specific areas, please be assured that you will be contacted to share your talent.

As we all know, life would be empty without friends. Some of your future best and closest friends are just waiting for you to be involved in our society so those friendships can develop. So when you get that call to volunteer, please don’t hesitate to say "yes"; it’ll be one of your best decisions. We look forward to having you onboard.


                                                                                                              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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