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
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.
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
PO Box 12, Smithville, Ohio 44677
Pioneer Village Town Center
180 Main Street, Smithville, Ohio 44677
381 E. Main Street
East Main Street, Smithville, Ohio 44677, United States
Wednesdays 1:30 to 4:00