History Day 2012

The Greenfield Historical Society hosted History Day on October 6th. It was a day of various activities at the buildings at the east end of town. Special exhibits were featured as well as craftspeople demonstrating their skills.


Grace Minor, a descendant of Nobel Crawford, shared stories about her ancestor to help the society celebrate the 200th anniversary of Travellers Rest.

Thelma Coffey lived in the old Century House (Smith Tannery) as a child and shared her experiences with visitors during History Day.

Carvers, Eric Salyers and Jim Thompson along with Ralph Miller, demonstrated their craft for the guests.

Chris Dodds smoked the pork loins for sandwiches.

Chair caning was demonstrated by Susan Faulkner.

A new crafter this year was Shirley King. She shared her fascinating skill of painting with colored pencils.

Earlene Scott portrayed Mrs. Nobel Crawford to help celebrate the 200th anniversary of Travellers Rest.

Visitors watch and ask questions as Jayne Honnold shows her quilting project.

Guests enjoyed visiting and learning about the society's mail buggy.

Shari Bellar and Candy Black set up their jewelry booth for the first time this year.

A view of part of the Barnyard sales area.

Another section of the Barnyard sales area.

The line for food was a busy place for most of the day.

Wendy Ellis shared her collection of Tigerette uniforms. Thanks to Patsy Smith for such a fine arrangement.

This year Tom Adams included the B&O Depot, its water tank and the Atlantic Hotel in his train display.

Visitors were fascinated by Tom Adams's model train layout. He adds something new each year.

Chris Dodds, Jerry Parker, Lew Speakman and Harold Schmidt demonstrate the Browder Life Saving Machine.

Susan Long played the pump organ and Paul Orr sang songs to entertain the visitors.

State Representative Cliff Rosenberger stopped by to present the Historical Society with a proclamation honoring the 200th anniversary of Travellers Rest.

The Never Fail Oil Can factory, one of the new buildings on the model train display of Tom Adams.

The Greenfield Historical Society
PO Box 266
Greenfield, Ohio 45123
(937)981-7890