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
In this fiftieth anniversary year for OJHS, I consider it a privilege to have been asked to fulfill the second half of the current term of President. I have been fortunate to have watched the last three Presidents in action since joining the society. Each brought to the office a unique agenda, ideas, and personality. Among other accomplishments, I watched Connie Isbell as she brought professionalism to our displays, especially our awesome military room. Jeff Eversman, a true historian, created our early pioneer room from what was before a rather unorganized office/storage area. His knowledge of history was always on the tip of his tongue and he shared it beautifully with us. Debbie Eversman met every challenge with such grace as we had a very successful 2012 for the society.
I am eager to celebrate fifty years of keeping history alive in Oregon and Jerusalem Township. The trustees are planning right now and may call upon YOU to help us in new ways this anniversary year. As in any volunteer organization, each and every member is so important and my first privilege as President is to say, "Thank You."
Betty Metz, President
50th ANNIVERSARY TO BE CELEBRATED IN 2013
The Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary. Early in 1963, the need and value of a historical society was discussed by the Oregon Women’s Civic Club and eventually the organization was established. The emblem adopted was a likeness of Chief Autokee. The exhibits were once displayed in the old Clay High Annex and as the museum continued to grow, it moved into the Starr Elementary School basement. Now it occupies historic Brandville School, a portable one room schoolhouse and carriage house. An office and library are located in neighboring First St. Mark’s Church. Watch for upcoming announcements as we prepare to celebrate our 50th year of preserving history for our community. If you have photos or stories to share, please contact us so we can include them in our anniversary celebration.
Our complex is open 10 am-2 pm each Thursday (excluding holidays). 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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