City of Medina Bicentennial 1818-2018
Events will feature programs connected to Black History month.
Underground Railroad in Medina
Saturday, February 10 at the Grace Drake Theater, 222 South Broadway. 1:00pm
The Western Reserve Historical Society will present a program on the Underground Railroad in Medina and Medina County. Three current owners of local Medina City historic Underground Railroad stations will share presentations on their homes.
Thursday, February 22, 7:00pm, Second Baptist Church, 451 Bronson Street.
Program: Black History through Music.
Black History in Medina
Saturday, February 24, 1:00pm at the Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina, OH 44256
Local Black history will be presented along with living history characters such as Tom King and Joe Reno telling their stories.
This month the emphasis will be on the many contributions by women to Medina’s history.
Women in Medina History
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 11:00am. at the Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina, OH 44256
Enjoy a presentation on the vital role of women in Medina’s history. Living history characters portrayed by actors will also tell the stories of Wilda Bell, Letha E. House and Freda Snyder.
Medina County Home and Garden Show
March 3 and 4: Medina County Fairgrounds Community Building, 735 Lafayette Rd., Medina, OH 44256
The event will feature displays and presentations about the City and County Bicentennials. The community will be invited to share their memories of Medina and to share what they love most about the community in captioned photos.
Events will focus on the Civil War and Medina’s many fires. They were pivotal events in the community’s development.
The Fires of Medina
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 1:00pm at the Medina Town Hall and Engine House Museum, 50 Public Square.
The fires of April (1848, 1870 and 1877) and others will be remembered with a lecture and photo display that includes a history of the Medina Fire Department.
Mystery Women in Medina’s History
Sunday, April 15, 4:00 to 6:00 at Miss Molly’s Tea Room, 140 W. Washington Street, Medina, OH 44256
Historical light vignettes. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts; wine, beer, tea and coffee. (888) 832-2871
Medina’s role in the Civil War
Month long event, on display at the Medina County Historical Society, 206 N. Elmwood Avenue, Medina, OH 44256
Displays and lectures presented by the Medina County Historical Society.
The focus will be on the impact of America’s military conflicts on Medina.
Armed Forces Day
Saturday, May 19, Armed Forces Day. 1:00 to 6:00pm in the Medina Public Square Park.
Current veteran groups will present information on their organizations and on Medina’s part in WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the more recent conflicts beginning with the 1980’s.
Civil War Encampment
Saturday, May 26, Spring Grove Cemetery, 785 E. Washington Street, Medina OH 44256
The Friends of the Medina Cemetery will host programs featuring Civil War era reenactors, crafts and a review of the monuments connected to the Civil War and Medina families in Spring Grove Cemetery. Friday night through Saturday afternoon, Memorial Day Weekend: There will be a Civil War encampment at Spring Grove Cemetery. Please visit www.friendsofmedinacemetery.com for details.
The Memorial Day parade
Monday, May 28, 2018, 10am
The Parade will emphasize Medina’s history in the Services and may include the activities of civilians in home front Medina.
Get more information at www.medina200.com