381 Main Street, Smithville, OH 44677

(330) 669-9308

Smithville Community Historical Society

Welcome to Pioneer Village - Log Cabins in Smithville


Michael Amstutz - Recipe Box Collection

Historic Church of God built in 1867.

The next Member Meeting is Monday,Moday, April 1st at 7 P.M.

A family treasure at just 3 1/2" X 4 3/4"X 5 1/2" in size with its collection of 5"X3" cards that hold many wonderful meals for a family to share.  Michael and his mother Ruth "Arleen" Amstutz the small boxes (recipe boxes) became a collection of 700 boxes.  Ruth had received some of the boxes as gifts from young students.  Michael would start colleting once he fininshe college and became a teacher in Huron, Ohio.  He would spend weekends exploring Estate Sales and yard sales to increase the collection to 750.  He will tell the story behind some of the most unusual boxes.  In order to  better share the collection Michael and his mother wrote a book "Collectible Recipe Tins and Boxes.

There will be a brief business meeting to cover ongoing  projects at the Society.  Marilyn Payn and Patty McFadden will host this meeting 

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