May 23, 2017

Unknown: Adventures of a WWII American Red Cross Girl

Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 P.M.   “Destination Unknown: Adventures of a WWII American Red Cross Girl.” Anderson Township Historical Society Program at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township, Lower Atrium, next to the History Room, at 7:30 PM. Our speaker Kathleen Cox grew up listening to her mother LeOna Cox recount her adventures during WWII as a Red Cross Girl. Her mother was a 27-year-old college graduate and teacher when a fellow teacher recruited her for the American Red Cross. From 1943-45 LeOna ran enlisted men’s social clubs in North Africa and Italy. When Kathleen found a box…

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Jim Serger’s latest book is “Next in Line Please”

“Next in Line Please” is a delightful lesson in Positive Influence From Jim Serger The strip-mall on the corner of 8-Mile and Clough in the late 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s was booming. Convenient Food Mart, Domino’s Pizza, Cincinnati Federal Savings and Loan and of course, Summit Meats. If you lived in Summit Estates, you rode your bike down there to get candy, to open your first bank account. You  ordered a pizza and turned the front porch light off, to see if you could get a free pizza, if over 30 minutes. Of course, you were down there,…

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“I Have a Dream” – MLK

Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech delivered 28 August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. Reprinted courtesy of the Estate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering…

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The Thanksgiving Proclamation

Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789 By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of…

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ATHS Annual Country Store September 26 and 27

This year’s Country Store sponsored by the Anderson Township Historical Society will be held on Saturday, September 26 from 10 am to 5 pm and on Sunday, September 27 from noon to 5 pm at the historic Miller-Leuser Log House on Clough Pike near Bartels Road. Following the long tradition of ATHS Country Stores, there will be activities galore — the Cobweb Corner flea market in the barn, hand-sewn and hand-crafted items in the Log House, produce and flowers at the Farmer’s Market, the bake sale, raffles, silent auction, publications for sale, food and beverages, games and children’s activities, and…

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Fourteen Years Ago Today

Fourteen years have passed since I stood in that cafeteria, staring blankly at a television screen, watching two magnificent buildings burn and ultimately come crushing down in the heart of Manhattan. Only minutes earlier, or so it seemed, one of my friends had come to the office door to say that an aircraft had somehow hit the World Trade Center. “What a bizarre accident”, I thought as I went on conducting a meeting about something completely unimportant. Minutes later, my friend returned, this time visibly shaken. A second aircraft had hit the other World Trade Center building. No more words…

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1862: The Black Brigade & the Siege of Cincinnati – ATHS presents

Anderson Township Historical Society presents “1862: The Black Brigade & the Siege of Cincinnati” The Anderson Township Historical Society meets on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township, Lower Atrium, next to the History Room, at 7:30 PM. ATHS member Lyn Scheper will talk about Cincinnati’s little-known Black Brigade. This previously untold story of the Siege of Cincinnati is an amazing tale of free Black citizens who helped keep 8,000 Confederate troops from invading the Queen City. In September 1862, over 700 volunteers helped build an 8-mile defensive line stretching from Ludlow to…

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Celebrate our pioneer past! Miller-Leuser Log House Open House

The Anderson Township Historical Society invites you to an open house celebrating our pioneer past on Sunday June 21 The Anderson Township Historical Society continues its schedule of summer activities at the Miller-Leuser Log House on Sunday, June 21st. Bring your fathers and families to see this historic gem in our community. The Log House is a restored 1796 pioneer home at 6550 Clough Pike, just east of Bartels Road. Open Houses are held by the Society from 1 pm to 4 pm the first and third Sundays of every month from June through October. The public is invited to…

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St. Patrick – A Brief History

Born in Britain, St. Patrick was first brought to Ireland by kidnappers who sold him into slavery. After escaping and returning home, he later went back to Ireland to preach and build churches. St Patrick is surrounded by legends. One is that St. Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland. Some tales tell that he stood on a hill and used a wooden staff to drive the snakes into the sea and banished them forever from Ireland. This legend is believed to portray how St. Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland and banished Paganism, which uses snakes as symbols. Another legend has…

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Garard/Martin Station, 1790 images

Images of the Ohio Historical Marker at the end of Elstun Rd. Photos courtesy of Roger Henize, Anderson resident and wildlife photographer.

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