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September 2021 Meeting

Northampton Historical Society Meeting
Monday September 27 2021

Note: New Location
Northampton Methodist Church
852 W. Bath Rd
Cuyahoga Falls OH


The Northampton Historical Society meeting will be Monday, the 23rd at the Northampton Methodist Church. Doors open 5:30 for setup and social time and a short business meeting before the presentation. Program to start at about 7:00 Refreshments Provided. All Are Welcome

We’re staying in the Valley this month as “Skip” Wilson brings us the history of Wilson’s Mill. The mill, located on Canal Road in Valley View, dates from the era of the Ohio Erie Canal, which runs adjacent to the mill. The mill has been in the Wilson family for several generations. Skip is also a Civil War reenactor.

Masks are required for everyone!


Visit Us At: www.northamptonhistoricalsociety.com
or Northampton Historical Society on Facebook
and http://cuyahogavalleyterminal.org/

August 2021 Meeting

Note: New Location
Northampton Methodist Church
852 W. Bath Rd
Cuyahoga Falls OH


The Northampton Historical Society meeting will be Monday, the 23rd at the Northampton Methodist Church. Doors open 5:30 for setup and social time and a short business meeting before the presentation. Program to start at about 7:00 Refreshments Provided. All Are Welcome

We are honored to have local author Beth Roose as our guest. Beth Roose was born in Northampton, Ohio. Her parents James and Helen Roose were active in the historical society. Her father James served as President of Northampton Historical Society in the 70’s. Beth was active volunteering at the Adams House on Bath Road as a teen. She has written 19 books that encompass Children, Middle School and Adult books. Her adult books are historical fiction. She uses the same characters that are also Woodridge Alumni, Morgan King, Ellie Mezer, Marsha Garman, and Bev Grissom. She produced three animated films. All her books and films are centerd in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

April & May 2020 Meeting

Until further notice, all meetings are cancelled. Only April and May are scheduled before we take the summer break, these are cancelled. September is our next scheduled meeting and we’ll announce it later. If the state ends the shutdown early enough we’ll still try to have a picnic over the summer. Stay tuned and Stay safe.

March 2020 Meeting

Meeting Rescheduled

to April 27 2020 tentatively.

Our meeting for March is being moved up to Monday, March 16th, 2020, new location at the Woodridge Middle School (Library). Spring Break for the Woodridge School District will be during the 4th week of March. Social/Business hour starts at 5:30 pm. Program at 6:30 pm. The guest speaker will be, Mark J. Price from the Akron Beacon Journal.  Mark will review many of his interesting and informative articles relating to our local history. I’m sure everyone will like this program. 


The reason for the new location is due to repair work that will occur at the Old Northampton Town Hall. The new site, Woodridge Middle School is still within the old Northampton Township. The library is very nice – please attend. 


Another meeting of importance is, CF Parks and Recreation will be having public meetings relating to future plans for the CF Parks. The meeting that will include Keyser Park and its history of the Keyser Farmhouse/Barn within Keyser Park will be, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Woodridge Elementary School, 6:30 pm. Please do your best to attend this meeting and express the need for the historic adaptive reuse of the Keyser Farmhouse/Barn for future generations to enjoy.
Remember the new date for our meeting/program, Monday, March 16, 2020!. Refreshments will be provided. 

February 2020 Meeting

We will be starting our guest speaker programs for 2020 on Monday, February 24, 2020 at a NEW location in the Library at the Woodridge Middle School, 4451 Quick Road, CFO. The school is ADA accessible with the library on the first floor. Doors open at 5:30 pm for a social hour and short business meeting. The program will start at 6:30 pm. A representative from the MAPS Air Museum will talk about this unique museum located near the Akron-Canton Airport. Bring a friend or young family member to the meeting. Refreshments will be provided. A sign will be placed near the entrance.

There will be an informational display of the 1927 National Balloon Race that took place at the former Akron-Cleveland Motor Speedway Race Track in Northampton.

We are the process of producing a new membership booklet based on current PAID members soon!. We will try to get everyone listed, but you must hurry!. Our membership dues are $5.00 for Individuals and Students, $10.00 for Families and $100.00 Life Membership. PLEASE join and be part of preserving the history of Northampton Township. Write your check as NHS and mail it to NHS C/O David Brown 2316 Iota Ave. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223.
Membership dues are deposited into the NHS checking account that is used for mailings and supplies.

January 2020 Meeting

Note: New Location

Northampton Historical Society Meeting

Monday January 27 2020

Quirk Cultural Center
1201 Grant Avenue
Cuyahoga Falls OH

The Northampton Historical Society meeting will be Monday, the 27th at the Quirk Cultural Center, room 111 on Grant St. Doors open 5:30 for social time and a short business meeting before the presentation. Program to start at 6:30 Refreshments Provided. All Are Welcome

This month’s meeting will be another Hands on History. We will learn how to enter new items into our inventory, including evaluation, accession, and photography.

Please join as a new member or renew your membership. We will make a new membership booklet based on current members as of the end of the meeting.

We will also have available for purchase our Cookbook, and we still have the Remembrance Day panoramic photos available.

Visit Us At: www.northamptonhistoricalsociety.com

or Northampton Historical Society on Facebook

and http://cuyahogavalleyterminal.org/

November 2019 Meeting

A reminder that our Annual Members Meeting will this coming Mon. November 18, 2019, at the Old Northampton Town Hall, 851 W. Bath Rd; CFO; STARTING AT 5:30 PM with a social hour. The meeting will start at 6:30 pm. PLEASE ATTEND

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.The meeting is your opportunity to share your opinion on topics for the future of the NHS. I would greatly appreciate the interest in having someone that has been a long time Northampton resident become a Board Member.

The last election brings in new people into ‘City Hall’ from Ward Eight. The NHS needs to contact the new Councilmen with a positive approach. Ward Eight represents a special history to Cuyahoga Falls of once being a Township. Keeping Northampton’s history and its landmarks need to be preserved in a sensitive approach to maintain the rural character. This can be done by renewing your membership and getting involved with the NHS and becoming one ‘united voice’ in Northampton’s future.

Nov 18 2019 Meeting

The Northampton Historical Society meeting is tonight, Monday, the 18th at the Olde Town Hall. Doors open at 5:30 and the meeting at 6. There will be refreshments and a business meeting. Since it is our annual meeting, we won’t have a program. We’re starting to plan for next year, so please bring your thoughts and suggestions, especially for a destination for our annual outing in June. Please join as a new member, renew your membership and purchase a Cookbook, they are almost half sold now. We still have the panoramic pictures from the Remembrance Day available. One would make a nice Christmas gift for somebody.

October 28 Meeting

Northampton Historical Society Meeting
Monday October 28 2019

Old Northampton Town Hall
851 West Bath Road
Cuyahoga Falls OH

Doors open 5:30 for social time and a business meeting.

Hands on History Everyone is welcome.
For our October meeting will continue our work session. We have a lot of artifacts, pictures, documents and what-nots that need attention. We will continue with indexing the Thompson papers and we’ll try to have a bunch of our photographs that need to organized and especially identified! You may wish to bring cotton gloves, latex or rubber gloves, magnifier, and reading glasses.

Also, if you haven’t purchased your NHS 50th Anniversary Cookbook, they will be available at the meeting. We may also have a one or two of the Remembrance Day pictures available, and if not, we’ll take orders for the next printing.

November’s meeting will be our annual meeting so we won’t have a program.

December no meeting
January We are trying to get a program about Rex’s tower

Visit Us At: www.northamptonhistoricalsociety.com
or Northampton Historical Society on Facebook
and http://cuyahogavalleyterminal.org/

September 23 Meeting

Northampton Historical Society Meeting
Monday September 23 2019

Old Northampton Town Hall
851 West Bath Road
Cuyahoga Falls OH

Doors open 5:30 for social time and business meeting. Program to start at 6:30 Refreshments Provided. There will be a short business meeting before the presentation.
All Are Welcome

The crack of the whip tells you Buffalo Bill Cody is in action!
Join us as Richard Best presents the legendary Buffalo Bill in word and action. Dressed in his well researched outfit, This living action figure will bring to life this famous scout and showman. He will have a number of artifacts to show and will demonstrate some of the whip and rope routines as they might have been done in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Exposition.

Also, if you haven’t purchased your NHS 50th Anniversary Cookbook, they will be available at the meeting. We may also have a one or two of the Remembrance Day pictures available, and if not, we’ll take orders for the next printing.

Visit Us At: www.northamptonhistoricalsociety.com
or Northampton Historical Society on Facebook
and http://cuyahogavalleyterminal.org/