Ribbon Cutting | Reopening of Stemtown Historic Society Museum

Ribbon Cutting | Reopening of Stemtown Historic Society Museum

Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 5:15pm

Stemtown Historical Society Museum
111 S. Kansas St.
Green Springs, OH 44836

Join the Seneca Regional Chamber Ambassadors as they host a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand reopening of the Stemtown Historic Society Museum at their new location at 111 South Kansas Street in Green Springs on Thursday, April 4 at 5:15 PM. The museum will have their official community reopening on Saturday, April 6 from 11 AM to 3 PM.

The Stemtown Historical Society Museum was founded in 1979 by a group of people who wanted to preserve the town of Green Springs and despite the move, visitors can still explore the museum's impressive collections covering all aspects of local history.
Last year the museum was able to purchase and relocate to the former Calvary United Methodist Church, thanks to a generous donation from longtime educator Bud Rutherford. Bud made the donation in honor of his wife, Maxine Rutherford, who passed away in December of 2019.
The church is currently undergoing minor renovations in anticipation of its grand reopening this spring. These renovations include the construction of a platform to properly showcase the military display, addressing the sloped church floors. Additionally, the basement is being repainted, new safety alarms are being installed, and an outdoor area is being created to house historical firetrucks in the future. These enhancements aim to modernize the facilities while preserving the church's rich history and character.

The museum will feature various exhibits, highlighting the town's history, a research section where guests can explore decades of issues from the Echo Press (the local newspaper covering small-town life from 1896 to 1979). Military exhibits will showcase uniforms and artifacts from the Civil War, World Wars, and beyond. Music enthusiasts can peruse the museum's extensive collection of band scores and sheet music, while a display of vintage yearbooks provides a glimpse into schools of yesteryear. Sports fans can enjoy seeing team memorabilia and meeting Buddy, the museum mascot.

Upon reopening, the museum will be open on Wednesdays from 3 to 7 PM and Saturdays from 11 AM to 3 PM. Appointments can also be made by calling ahead. While the museum experience is free, donations are gladly accepted.

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