The Twinsburg Historical Society open houses for the winter holidays have special dates. Rather than the last Sunday, which is Thanksgiving, the society will be open Nov. 18 from 2 to 5 p.m.
The program on that day is a road show in conjunction with the Lake Erie Chapter 28 of the The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, NAWCC. Because of its popularity, this has become an annual event. The chapter comprises members from Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania who are committed to furthering the study of horology — the science of measuring time and the art of constructing devices to measure time. Members will be at the museum with a clock and watch identification road show. People can bring in their family timepieces and learn more about their treasures. This includes watches, wall clocks or that old clock on the piano that is right twice a day.
The museum will be open as always during this program, and there will be refreshments. The society has a great collection of books for sale including "Beyond the Monument: The Civil War Soldiers of Twinsburg" by member Veronica Hughes, and an informative time line compiled by Dale Diersing.
The public can also gather at the Riley House on Liberty Road at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 for the annual Christmas potluck celebration. This is a wonderful way to tour the house, and to experience what life may have been like back in the day.
Kudos to all the actors who gathered in Locust Grove Cemetery last month to recreate stories of the citizens resting there. Thanks to the members who managed the tours and organized all the food that was donated by generous local businesses, including Fresh Start Diner, George’s Donuts and Starbucks, who have donated every year since the tradition began more than a decade ago. Special thanks also goes to Larnie Zellner and Mark Hess, who provided the atmosphere by being wandering minstrels.
Other donors included Mr. Chicken, Teresa’s Pizza, Gionino’s, Master Pizza, Pizza Hut, Romeo’s, Marco’s. Twinsburg Beverage, Heinen’s, Giant Eagle, Mavis Winkle’s and Michaels Café all donated too. Visit www.twinsburghistoricalsociety.org or call 330-487-5565 and leave a message.