Dining on the rails, in style

Next Member Meeting, January 7, 2019

 The Smithville Community Historical Society will hold a special meeting of the membership at 6 P.M. in order to review and vote on the revisions and updates made to the Societies Constitution. 


Our program “Dining on the Rails, in Style,” presented Doug Spence, will present some of his collection of railroad dining table services, which he has been collecting since 1973, including pieces of dining service from the B & O railroad. In 1868 the Pullman Company, builder of railroad cars unveiled the “Delmonico,” a plush dining car named for the famous New York City restaurant. Doug also has a substantial collection of books to reference the history of “Dining on the Rail Lines, in Style.” The public is welcome to join us at 7 P.M. at the historic Church of God on Milton St. in Smithville. We will hold a brief business meeting following the program. Lila Smucker and Kathy Meitzler will serve as our host.  



About Us

Who We Are

The Pioneer Village showcases the pioneer lifestyle with buildings and artifacts dating from 1830 to 1890.


Managed by the not-for-profit Smithville Community Historical Society, the Board of Directors provides governance oversight and resource development and marketing and volunteer services to the Pioneer Village.


The Society has been managed entirely by volunteers since its founding incorporation in 1990.



Pioneer Buildings

Get Involved

Membership is an easy way to get involved and help preserve 19th century artifacts, including log cabins in Smithville and an example of the Early American Pioneering lifestyle.


Membership Levels include:

Individual $10 per year

Family $15 per year

Life Membership $100 per person

Student $5.00 per year

Organization/Corporate  $50



Membership Application

Site Rentals Available

Would you like to be married in the Historic Church of God?  Download a REQUEST FOR USE OF BUILDING form and WEDDING INFORMATION SHEET at the link below.

Rental Forms

Contact Us

Get in Touch!

Mailing Address:

PO Box 12, Smithville, Ohio 44677


Street Address:

Pioneer Village Town Center

180 Main Street, Smithville, Ohio 44677


Mishler Mill

381 E. Main Street

Smithville Community Historical Society

East Main Street, Smithville, Ohio 44677, United States

(330) 669-9308

Hours for Mishler Weaving Mill

Wednesdays 1:30 to 4:00