Poland Township Government, 3339 Dobbins Road, Poland, OH 44514
Phone: 330.757.0733
Poland Township Government
3339 Dobbins Road, Poland, OH 44514
Phone: 330.757.0733
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Welcome to the Poland Township Historical Society

An integral part of Poland’s heritage is the building known today as the Little Red Schoolhouse which was built in 1858. The building is located at 4515 Center Rd. (Rt. 224) at the Struthers Rd. intersection. In 1915, the building ceased to function as a school, but it has continued to serve the community in various capacities. In the late 1970’s, the Poland Board of Education began to consider selling the building and property as it was no longer needed and had fallen into disrepair.

In 1979, the Poland Township Historical Society was formed in an effort to save Poland’s Little Red Schoolhouse. A lease agreement between the Historical Society and the Poland Local Board of Education was arranged for $1.00 per year for a period of 99 years, thus becoming the home of the newly formed Poland Historical Society. Poland is the only school district in Ohio to still have a one room brick schoolhouse.

Through the efforts of Society members, a Federal Grant was secured for restoration of the building along with numerous donations of time and money from the community. The building has qualified for placement on the National Register of Historic Places.

Upcoming Events

February 19, 2019 - "A Look at the PHS Collection and Archives"

6:30 pm Meeting at Little Red Schoolhouse. At 7:30 pm, a program about the museum's collection and archives will be presented by the Archive Cataloging Committee.  Those participating in the presentation are Diane Baughman, Larry Baughman, June Deeley, Chuck Gilbert, Debbie Gilbert, Ginny Meloy, Regina Rees, Dave Smith, Teisha Winkler.

 Poland History Books for Sale 

The Poland Historical Society has REPRINTED the Poland Historical Highlights written by the Centennial Publication Committee and published in 1966 to commemorate the Poland Village centennial. This 190 page history book covers the history of Poland from 1796 - 1966.  The book cost is $10.

The Poland Historical Society wrote and published a new 190 page history covering the last 50 years, Poland Historical Highlights 1966 - 2016 to commemorate the Poland Village Sesquicentennial, August 7, 2016.  The book includes a 40 page, color center section and the cost is $15.

Both books can be purchased at The Village Pantry at 221 South Main Street, Poland.  It will also be available for sale at The Little Red Schoolhouse at meetings, programs and events. Click the CONTACT US tab if you have questions or would like to have the books shipped to you at a shipping and handling cost of $3.50 for each book.

2018 Officers
Larry Baughman, President
Laurie Fox, Vice President
Dave Smith, Secretary
Joanne Eiselstein, Treasurer
2018 Trustees
Larry Bartos
Dick Dale
June Deeley      
Ted Heineman     
Sue Holloway 

Joe Majzik

Ginny Meloy
Doris Rice
Lew Shirey
Peter Sturbi
Ed Virostek
2018 Historical Society Officers

2018 PHS Officers
2018 PHS Officers

2018 Historical Society Trustees

2018 PHS Trustees
2018 PHS Trustees

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