381 Main Street, Smithville, OH 44677

(330) 669-9308

Smithville Community Historical Society

Welcome to Pioneer Village - Log Cabins in Smithville


Open House Band Concert & Base Ball, Sunday, July 21 2019


10:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Take a step back in time on Sunday, July 21 for the monthly Open House at the Smithville Community Historical Society. The Pioneer Village and Mishler Weaving  Mill will be open from 1:30 to 4 P.M. The Smithville Stars will play the Mansfield  Independent at 2 P.M. on the greens of the old school house across from the Church of God. 

At 3:30 P.M. the Orrivlle Community Band will present their annual summer

concert with music from the Sosa era to current Broadway Musicals. Following the concert, we will hold our Ice Cream Social. Donations are welcomed to go towards the cost of repairs to the Church of God.

Norma Trotter, Barb Mast and friends will be providing music in the Pioneer Village.

In the Downey Pioneer Visitor Center, we pay tribute to Sayer’s Market Place which was formerly Sayer’s IGA with a display on the first floor. On the second floor a wonderful collection of both ladies and men’s hats are on display with some that you can try on.

Craftsmen will be presenting their trades in the various buildings and our ladies will be at their looms in the Mishler Weaving Mill. Please visit the Model-T Museum and see their latest additions to their collection. Bring your chairs and blankets for an enjoyable afternoon for the whole family, set back and relax.

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

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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