City of Medina Bicentennial 1818-2018
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.
Events will focus on the Civil War and Medina’s many fires. They were pivotal events in the community’s development.
Civil War Voices
Saturday, April 7 -
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 317 E. Liberty St., Medina, O. at 1:00pm.
Four readings, which include H.G. Blake’s speech to Congress in 1861, Lorenzo Vanderhoef’s diaries 1862-1863, George Metcalf’s memoirs 1862-1863, and excerpts from "Medina County Coming of Age" by Joann King. David Gooding, St. Paul’s Music Director, and Will Jean, St. Paul’s choir baritone, will perform Civil War era music bet
John Smart Museum open
Sunday, April 8
The John Smart House at 206 N. Elmwood will be open from 1:00-4:00 pm featuring a display of the Medina County Historical Society's Civil War collection and a special display of Lorenzo Vanderhoef’s GAR and 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry reunion ribbons and his Civil War diaries. The event is open free to the public. Donations are appreciated. The John Smart House is an historic home and not handicapped accessible.
Fame, Fortune, and Felony
Monday, April 9 - The Medina County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at the A.I. Root community room, 623 W. Liberty, Medina, at 7:00 pm. Joann King, author of “Medina County Coming of Age 1810-1900,” will give a program entitled “Fame, Fortune, and Felony.” (H.G. Blake, Letha E. House, and William Pancoast) The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will follow. Books will be available for sale.
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
Bicentennial events will be part of the family fun events provided by Main Street Medina.
Kids Day of Safety & Play
Saturday, June 2nd in the Public Square Park, 9am-2pm
In conjunction with this fun day of learning and play, there will be displays and games and costumes presented reflecting the lives of Medina children in the past. Games may include: jacks, marbles, jump rope, balsa planes, sack races, 3-legged races, hoop sticks, quoit contests, wheelbarrow races and others.
We will celebrate Our Medina Homecoming!
July 3rd through July 11th, we will celebrate our Bicentennial with nine days of special events. Full day-by-day details will be available beginning in May.
Old Time County Fair on the Square
Saturday, July 21st, Public Square Park, 10:00 to 2:00
Get more information at www.medina200.com