About Us

Downey Pioneer Visitor Center, 1830 log cabin, named for Harold Downey.

Who We Are

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


The Downey Pioneer Visitors Center is our newest structure offering information about the village with changing exhibits on the main floor and permanent exhibits on the second floor. 



Gazebo on Square

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



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.

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

(330) 669-9308

Hours for Mishler Weaving Mill

Wednesdays 1:30 to 4:00