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

Poland Historical Society Meetings, Programs, and events are canceled due to the Coronavirus.

2020 Membership Dues

$20 per person

$30 per couple

January - December 2020

Make Checks Payable to: "Poland Historical Society

Mail to:  Poland Historical Society, PO Box 5052, Poland, OH  44514

Fundraising items for sale:
Three Poland prints by local Artist Linda Clark - $35 each, + $5:00 each for  shipping and handling, -"Main Street Poland", "Poland Historic Sites", and "The Little Red Schoolhouse in Winter"  - see  sample images on www.facebook.com/polandohiohistoricalsociety

Poland Pride License Plate Frames - "Poland Ohio - Proud Past, Promising Future" - $5 each + $3.50 shipping and handling

Book - "Poland Historical Highlights 1796-1966"  - $10 + $3.50 shipping and handling
Book - "Poland Historical Highlights 1966-2016"  -  $15 + $3.50 shipping and handling

You can  email   or call 330-536-6877 for more information.

 


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.

2020 Officers
Laurie Fox, President
Regina Rees, Vice President
Melanie Noble,, Secretary
Joanne Eiselstein, Treasurer
2020 Trustees
Larry Bartos
Larry Baughman
Dick Dale      
June Deeley    
Debbie Gilbert 

Ted Heineman

Joe Majzik
Frank Mazzarino
Doris Rice
Dave Smith
Ed Virostek
2019 Historical Society Officers

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2019 Historical Society Trustees

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