Melba Guard, President (513)
Tony Torres, Vice President
Charles Heis, Treasurer
Shirlee Morgan, SecretaryAs written in our Constitution,
the purpose of our Society is to encourage the preservation of historic
structures and sites; identify, collect, and preserve literary, graphic
and artifactual materials significant to prehistoric and historic
cultures, schools, churches, businesses, and families of Crosby
Township; to increase community awareness and appreciation of this
heritage through documentation, educational programs and other public
events; and to assist persons interested in this history by making our
collected cultural resources available for study.
The Society board is governed by seven members as listed: Melba Guard, President (513 367-2186); Tony Torres, Vice President; Shirlee Morgan, Secretary; Chuck Heis, Treasurer; and three Trustees: Mike Minges, Duane Singleton, and David Roessler. The board meets on the second Thursday, March through December in the Senior Center at 7:00 p.m.
The Society’s regular meetings are on the third Thursday, March through December in the Senior Center.
The time has been changed from 7:30 PM to 7:00 PM. The general
public is invited. The regular meeting consists of a business
meeting, a presentation on various topics given by an invited
speaker, and refreshments. On occasion the Society goes on field
trips to interesting places.
for 2019 are as follows: $10 per individual; $15 per family (in the same household); $100 life membership.
2019 dues are to be paid in March and April. A check for dues should be made out to Crosby Township Historical Society and sent to Chuck Heis, CTHS, 8910 Willey Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030.
Programs for 2019
June 20 Cincinnati Memories, Speaker: Jeanne Rolfes, Cincinnati
July 18 First Aid-What you Don't Always Know, Speaker: Sara
August 15 Great Parks of Hamilton County Wetlands, etc.
September 19 Annual Picnic at the Log Cabin
October 17 Hiking the Appalachian Trail, Speaker: David
November 21 Native Americans of the Miami Valley, Speaker:
Kathy Creighton, Butler County Historical Society
December 19 Christmas Party and Entertainment
Crosby Day at Stricker's Grove
Memorial Day Celebration
Crosby Township celebrated their 104th Memorial Day Service at New Haven Cemetery to honor local men and women who fought in various wars to keep our freedom secure. There was a parade, speeches were given, music was played, and many organizations participated. The Historical Society was included in the reading of the names of veterans who have passed on. The Old Town Hall was not open this year due to renovations but a canopy was set up outside the hall where free cookies and drinks were available for those who stopped by.
Congratulations on New Baltimore's Bicentennial
This year the hamlet of New Baltimore in Crosby Township
will be celebrating their 200th anniversary. Samuel S.
Pottenger, a native of Maryland, purchased 602 acres of land in
southeastern Crosby Township along the Great Miami River in
1815. He had a portion of it surveyed on February 27, 1819 to
establish a town. It was then recorded in the Hamilton County
Court House on June 21, 1819. The town was named after the city
of Baltimore, Maryland. On April 8 the Crosby Township Trustees
issued a proclamation to commemorate this milestone. It was
presented to the Crosby Township Historical Society and will be
on display in the Society's glass case at the Senior Center
along with New Haven's Bicentennial Proclamation that was
presented last year. The township has also purchased signs that
have been placed along the roads recognizing the Bicentennial
town. We thank the township trustees for their participation in
remembering significant events in the township's history.
Crosby Township History Book Reprint
Issues of the Memorial Edition of Stanley McClure's
History of Crosby Township are no longer available. The
Society's Board has decided to cleanup the master copy,
including photos, before reprinting more to sell. If you have
any copies of photos that are in the book or know of anyone who
has some that can be scanned and returned, please contact Melba
March Meeting Show 'n Tell
The new year of meetings started with an interesting night
of Show 'n Tell. Members brought items of interest to share.
Can you guess what the items are in the photos?
NEWSLETTERS: Our newsletter has a new look! It
has been redesigned and in color starting with the 2018 April - June
issue! Newsletters can be picked up by members at the meeting
when published. Newsletters that are not picked up will be
2017 Jul-Sept 2018