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Myers Schoolhouse, Sharon Woods Heritage Village Museum

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Myers Schoolhouse

Sharon Woods Heritage Village Museum

11450 Lebanon Road

Sharonville, OH 45241

Sharon Woods Heritage Village Museum is a living history museum located in Cincinnati, Ohio, depicting life in Southwestern Ohio through-out the 19th Century.  Interpreters at the museum provide the facts and stories that bring the Village to life with nostalgic glances of days gone by.  During special events at the Village interpreters demonstrate some of the historic tasks and crafts of the 19th century such as spinning, weaving, candle-dipping, soap making, hearth cooking, carpentry work, herb lore, gardening, printing, trade and bartering, and communication.  At Heritage Village Museum, visitors will experience the rural simplicity of a small town life as it was in Ohio during the 1800’s.  Volunteers and staff provide guided tours, supervise gift and book shop, coordinate special events, demonstrate traditional crafts and cooking and present educational programs for over 15,000 guests each year. Visitors can watch history come alive at Heritage Village Museum. Thirteen historic buildings, including homes, out-buildings, and equipment were saved from destruction and moved from other locations in the region to their present location on the museum grounds  to be preserved and aid in telling the story of our recent past.  The most recent building acquired by Heritage Village is the Myers Schoolhouse, a one-room schoolhouse which was located at 370 Neeb Road in Delhi Township. Built in 1891, it is named after Cornelius Myers, one of the first school trustees.  Myers Schoolhouse operated for 35 years until Delhi decided to consolidate its school districts in 1926. The school was then closed and put up for auction.  It was purchased by Henry and Emma Backus and the family continued to use the property until the mid 1980’s. The school was used as a family party house and occasional community center until 1958 when Henry and Emma’s son, Harry, used it as an interior decorating business.  In 1986, the Backus family sold the schoolhouse to Charles and Pauline Johnson, who used it as a vision therapy office. In 1990, the Johnson’s sold the schoolhouse to the College of Mount St. Joseph. The schoolhouse was then renovated and used as a community reading center. The schoolhouse was moved to Heritage Village in 2009.  Historic Southwest Ohio (HSO), a non-profit organization dedicated to preservation of 19th century life, operates the Heritage Village Museum in Sharon Woods Park.

http://www.greatparks.org/parks/sharon-woods/heritage-village-museum

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heritage_Village_Museum

http://www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org/

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