Poland Historical Society Events & News
You are welcome to come to our monthly meetings and see what we are all about. We always need new ideas and input from people of all ages to continue the effort of preserving Poland’s heritage.
Business meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Little Red Schoolhouse, 4515 Center Rd., (Rt. 224 and Struthers Rd. intersection), Poland Township, Ohio.
Following the meeting, a planned program usually relating to the history of Poland begins at 7:30 p.m. Our programs are often presented by historical buffs from our community as well as speakers from Mahoning County Historical Society, Struthers Historical Society, William Holmes McGuffy Historical Society, and speakers from our community who wanted to tell us about their involvement with our township in the past. They have a wealth of information.
We encourage you to attend the meetings and bring a friend to share stories, check out our displays, meet neighbors, make new friends and enjoy some refreshments.
Upcoming Programs & Events
June 18, 2019 - CANFIELD FAIRGROUNDS MEETING AND PROGRAM CANCELED. Meeting only will be held at 6:30 pm at Little Red Schoolhouse
June 26, 2019 - "Riverside Cemetery Tour" - 7:00 pm, meet at Chapel
June 27, 2019 - "Riverside Cemetery Tour" - 7:00 pm, meet at Chapel
June 28, 2019 - "Village Graveyard Tour" - 6:00 pm, meet at entrance to graveyard at front of Presbyterian Church
June 29, 2019 - "Village Walking Tour" - 1:00 pm, meet at PHS tent by Town Hall
June 28 - 29, 2019 "Celebrate Poland", visit the Poland Historical Society tent by Town Hall entrance
July 14, 2019 - "Open House at the Little Red Schoolhouse" 1:00 - 3:00 pm
July 16, 2019 - NO MEETING, NO PROGRAM
August 11, 2019 - "Open House at the Little Red Schoolhouse" 1:00 - 3:00 pm
August 20, 2019 - 6:30 pm meeting, No Program
September 17, 2019 - "More Poland Churches" (New Life, Church of the Rock, Margaret Wynn Baptist)
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - "Poland Historical Society Bus Trip to Pittsburgh"
The 54 passenger bus will leave at 8:30 am from the Poland Methodist Church for Pittsburgh. The trip includes visiting the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden, lunch at the Schenley Park Cafe, followed by a tour of the Frick Art and Historical Center and the Clayton Mansion. The bus will leave Pittsburgh at 5 pm to return to Poland. The cost of this fundraiser bus trip is $115 and includes the bus, admissions and lunch. Registration for the trip is due by Aug. 12, but early registration is encouraged as we have filled the bus on the last couple of trips. You can pick up registration forms at our meetings or request a form by emailing . Questions should be directed to Larry Bartos at 330-757-4223.
October 15, 2019 - "Lowellville Ohio: Murders, Mayhem & More", Rosalyn Torella
November 19, 2019 - "History of Poland Boy Scouts", presented by Boy Scout Troops
December 17, 2019 - Christmas Party for members and guest
The Poland Historical Highlights (1796 - 1966) - $10, and Poland Historical Highlights (1966 - 2016) - $15 historical writings and photos of Poland, and Early 1900 postcards of Poland - quantity 11 for $10 will be available for sale during the evening.
Membership dues for 2017 ($10 per person) can be mailed to the Poland Historical Society, PO Box 5052, Poland, OH 44514 or given to Treasurer Joanne Eiselstein at the meeting. Checks should be made payable to Poland Historical Society.
September 19, 2018 - Fund raiser bus trip to Pittsburgh. Visit - Heinz Memorial Chapel, Cathedral of Learning. Lunch at Church Brew Works. tour of the Strip District and Downtown. 2 hour boat tour - Rivers of Steel dock and board the 94-foot Explorer river boat. Call Larry Bartos - 330-757-4223 for more information. Everyone had a great time with the 54 passenger bus sold out.
August 12, 2018 - Open House at Little Red Schoolhouse, 1:00 - 3:00
July 8, 2018 - Open House at Little Red Schoolhouse, 1:00 - 3:00
June 29 - 30, 2018 - Celebrate Poland
June 10, 2018 - Open House at Little Red Schoolhouse, 1:00 - 3:00
January 29, 2018 - Poland residents were invited to help the Poland Historical Society celebrate President William McKinley's 175th Birthday at 11:00 am at the Poland Village Town Hall. After a brief ceremony, a birthday cake and hot chocolate was served.
November 15, 2017 - The Poland Historical Society fundraiser bus trip to Cambridge, Ohio.
1) Downtown Dickens Victorian Village where 186 mannequins dressed for the period at Christmas time.
2) Kennedy's Bakery - favorite sweet place in town
3) Guernsey County Historical Society - "Coal Miners Christmas" story in a one-room school
4) Lunch on your own at Theo's a favorite home-cooking style restaurant
5) Downtown shopping in unique shops and close-up visit with the mannequins
6) Cambridge Glass Museum
7) Dickens Courthouse light show. Over 55,000 lights synchronized to holiday music
October 8, 2017 - Open House at Little Red Schoolhouse, 1:00 - 3:00
August 13, 2017 - Open House at Little Red Schoolhouse, 1:00 - 3:00
July 9, 2017 - Open House at Little Red Schoolhouse, 1:00 - 3:00
June 30 - July 1, 2017 - Celebrate Poland
June 11, 2017 - Open House at Little Red Schoolhouse, 1:00 - 3:00
October 9, 2016 - OPEN HOUSE and Fall Fun Fest with pumpkin painting at Little Red Schoolhouse 1 - 3 pm.
August 14, 2016 - OPEN HOUSE at Little Red Schoolhouse 1 - 3 pm.
July 10, 2016 - OPEN HOUSE at Little Red Schoolhouse 1 - 3 pm.
June 25, 2016 - Poland Historical Society Dedication of Poland Village and Town Hall Ohio Historical Marker at 11:00 am.
June 12, 2016 - OPEN HOUSE at Little Red Schoolhouse 1 - 3pm.
May 14, 2016 - The Poland Historical Society will dedicate the Little Red Schoolhouse / Poland Township Ohio Historical Marker at 11:00 am. The dedication will be held at the Little Red Schoolhouse at Rt 224 and Struthers road. Come and enjoy the program.
Tuesday December 15, 2015, 6:30pm - Historical Society Christmas Dinner
Christmas Dinner at the Little Red Schoolhouse on December 15th for members and spouse or guest. This will be a potluck dinner with members providing a casserole or salad. The Historical Society will provide Ham, Desserts, Beverage and table setups.
Sunday October 11, 2015 - Little Red Schoolhouse Open House and Fall Fest and Pumpkin Painting from 1 -3 PM
The Poland Historical Society will host a Fall Open House at the Little Red Schoolhouse on Sunday, October 11, 2015, 1:00-3:00 p.m. This free activity is open to public and gives visitors an opportunity see the inside of the Schoolhouse and the many historical items on display. Children will be able to paint a pumpkin and enjoy various games and activities.