he Weymouth Preservation Society is dedicated to preserving the history and enhancing the beauty of our historic Western Reserve village. We have restored the historic 1925 Weymouth School into a museum with exhibits of local history. We are open the second Sunday of every month from 2-4 or by appointment.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WEYMOUTH, OHIO!
We have accessioned over 900 items, including this Walking Spinning Wheel donated by a descendant of Gad Blakslee, one of the original settlers to our area 1817. We have a file on each early resident and over 150 pages of documentation on early buildings. We transcribed the diaries of Newman Van Deusen, a local resident who wrote every day from 1863 to 1929, telling us much about life in our area over those years.
Above is the Walking Spinning Wheel recently donated by an ancestor of Gad Blakslee, one of the original settlers to Weymouth in 1817.
In 1890, Charles Salisbury picked up a silver piece in ‘Weymouth Creek’ with Graccie Collins V 1720 stamped on it.
A Colonial Spanish silver coin (Lima, Peru mint markings) found on a property on Cook Road in 2016.
Here is a Link to the diaries of Newman L. Van Deusen (1847-1930) that span 67 years of his life! Van Deusen lived in nearby Hinckley, Ohio, and wrote in his diary every day from 1863 to 1929. These notes were transcribed from the original journals. His writings are valuable in understanding the incredible changes that took place during his lifetime, right in our own local area.
Here is a Link to the database the WPS has researched about the doctors who lived in Weymouth and served our area from 1829 through 1937. Their biographies show the important and interesting lives that our doctors led throughout their careers in Weymouth and beyond.
The WPS is dedicated to the continuous improvement and beautification of Weymouth’s Historic School Building, Historic Weymouth Cemetery, and other historic aspects of the village. Here are just a few of the past and present projects of the WPS.
In 2014, members of the WPS worked to repair and restore nearly all of the tombstones and the overall grounds of the Weymouth Cemetery. Click to learn more about this project.
The WPS created, in conjunction with the Medina County Visitors Bureau, a driving tour of Medina Township, showcasing many of the unique historical sites located across the township. Click to access the driving map and legend.
Little Free Library’s motto: “Take a Book, Return a Book”.
The WPS will be celebrating Weymouth’s 200th Birthday with special events all throughout 2017! Take a look below for more details.
Kim Parr, Curator of the Crocker Historical Society in Mt Clemens, Michigan will present ‘Mentioning Unmentionables” on undergarments from the Middle Ages to World War I, and exhibit the many layers that Victorian ladies wore. Join us for sandwiches and desserts provided by the West Side Market Cafe. Be sure to have a look at our current exhibit “Countryside Life” while at the school. Tickets are $30 ($26 for members) by sending a check to the WPS. Tickets will be held at the door. Seating is limited. Free parking. Exhibit and restrooms are accessible. Contact email@example.com to reserve your tickets today!
Herbs, perennials, heirloom vegetable and tomato plants, hanging baskets and garden-related books and items. Free Admission. Free Parking. Rain or shine.
Over 100 nineteenth-century boys’ and girls’ toys, games, tools, clothing and household items from a 60-year private collection. The exhibit is open the second Sunday of every month from 2pm to 4pm or by appointment at 330-697-4320. The museum is free and accessible, with free parking adjacent.
Our sixth annual Potluck Supper and annual meeting at the school will be an opportunity to celebrate our 200th year. Please bring a covered dish to share. We’ll provide birthday cake, drinks, and table settings.
Community-wide lawn and garage sale in its 32nd year. Stop at the historic school, home of the WPS, for Root Beer Floats and to see our exhibit on children’s antique toys, open from 10am-4pm. Boy Scouts will be selling sandwiches, desserts and drinks. Free Outdoor Booth Spaces, so bring your tents and tables to sell your goods. Rain or Shine. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
You’ll learn about the recent restoration, locating lost gravestones, and who our illustrious “residents” are, some born in the 1700s. Free. Parking at the school adjacent.
Members of Leadership Medina tour the Weymouth Cemetery in 2016. The 1840 one-room schoolhouse is behind them on the left and the Weymouth Preservation Society is housed in the 1925 red brick school to the right.
Click Below for the Tour Flyer
Current Exhibit through April, 2017: The exhibit in our museum for April is ‘Countryside Life’ with over 200 artifacts illustrating child rearing, housekeeping, communication, social life, home care and transportation in Medina County villages and farms in the 19th century. It is open on April 9 from 2pm-4pm, or available until then by appointment.
New Exhibit starting May 14, 2017: ‘Children’s Toys of the Nineteenth Century‘. Over 100 nineteenth-century boys’ and girls’ toys, games, tools, clothing and household items from a 60-year private collection. The exhibit is open the second Sunday of every month from 2pm to 4pm or by appointment at 330-697-4320. The museum is free and accessible, with free parking adjacent.
As part of Weymouth’s bicentennial celebration, the WPS will offer plaques for houses in the greater village area. They are 9″ x 15”, solid cast aluminum. The plaques cost $80 each, but the WPS will underwrite half of the cost for buildings over 100 years old. The plaque will show the date and the original builder which we will research for you, and have our pine cone logo at the top. If you would like to order one, please contact email@example.com or 330-697-4320 for more information.
We welcome your participation in our events and activities. Please provide your email address or phone if you’d like to be on our mailing list.
- Single – $10
- Family – $20
- Contributor – $50
- Sponsor – $100
- Any amount welcome!
If you have any photographs, artifacts or information to share, your items would be welcome as tax-deductible donations or loans. We’ll take good care of them!
Current WPS Board of Trustees:
- President: Susan McKiernan
- Vice-President: Mary Doermann
- Board Member: Richard Clark
- Board Member: Scott Benson