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!

Local History

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.

Van Deusen Diaries 1847-1930

 

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.

 Doctors of Weymouth 1826 to 1937

This medicine bottle was filled by Dr Bela B Clark c. 1829.
Community Room

Our beautiful new Community Room is available to rent for your special party, shower, or function.  Contact weymouthpreservation@gmail.com to learn more today.

WPS Projects: Past and Present

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.

2014 Weymouth Cemetery Restoration Project:

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.

   2015 Medina Township Historical Driving Tour:

 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.

 

The WPS will be celebrating Weymouth’s 200th Birthday with special events all throughout 2017!  Take a look below for more details.

Current Museum Exhibit

March 12, 2017  &  April 9, 2017,  from 2pm-4pm:  Museum Exhibit “Countryside Life”

Current Exhibit through May 13, 2017:  The exhibit in our museum for March and 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 the 2nd Sunday of every month from 2-4, until May 13, 2017.

Spring Tea Event

April 22, 2017 at Noon: Spring Tea Event: “Mentioning Unmentionables”

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.

2017 Plant Sale

May 13, 2017 at 10am-1pm: Annual Plant Sale

Herbs, perennials, heirloom vegetable and tomato plants, hanging baskets and garden-related books and items.  Free Admission.  Free Parking.  Rain or shine.

 

Happy Birthday Weymouth Pot Luck Birthday Party

July 29, 2017 at 6pm: Happy Birthday Weymouth Pot Luck Dinner!

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.

Annual Weymouth Day Lawn Sale

September 16, 2017, 9am-5pm Weymouth Day Lawn Sale

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 weymouthpreservation@gmail.com for more details.

Historic Weymouth Cemetery

October 8, 2017, from 2pm-6pm: Tours of the Historic Weymouth Cemetery 

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

   2017 WEYMOUTH CEMETERY TOUR FLYER

2017 Exhibits

Current Exhibit through April, 2017:  The exhibit in our museum for March and 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 the 2nd Sunday of every month from 2-4, until May 14, 2017.

 

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.

Historic Home Plaques

As part of Weymouth’s bicentennial celebration, the WPS will offer plaques for houses in the greater village area. They are 9×15”, cast aluminum, in dark green. 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 send a check for $40 to the WPS 3314 Myers Road Medina, OH 44256. Questions? Susan McKiernan 330-697-4320.

NOTE: Color scheme of plaques will be Hunter Green background with Gold Lettering/Numbering.

Weymouth, Ohio tee shirts are available from Child sizes to XXL Adult sizes for $16.

Please join the WPS!

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.

Membership levels:

  • 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!

WPS Leadership

Current WPS Board of Trustees:

  • President: Susan McKiernan
  • Vice-President: Mary Doermann
  • Secretary: Tom Barko
  • Board Member: Richard Clark
  • Board Member: Karen Kuhns Fisher
  • Board Member: Scott Benson