2017 Far Hills Speaker Series

Where the Mad Men Are: Mid-Century Modern Landmarks in the Miami Valley
Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin and Matthew Sauer
Wright Memorial Public Library, Lower Level, 1776 Far Hills Avenue
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm

While the AMC drama Mad Men may have you believe that the mid-century era revolved slowly around the advertising industry's epicenter on Madison Avenue, the truth is that modern design permeated all corners of America, not the least of which are right here in Dayton, Ohio. Mid-century is generally referred to as the years following World War II and preceding the moon landing in 1969. The Ohio Modern: Dayton Area Survey recorded more than 500 representative designs constructed between 1940 and 1970 in the greater Dayton area. In today’s presentation, you will learn of these buildings, their history, and many of the style elements common to Modernism.

This program is free and open to the public.

A Holiday Success Story

Image Courtesy of Mark Risley

The Oakwood Farmers’ Market and The Oakwood Historical Society teamed up to provide a unique shopping venue as the Long-Romspert Homestead House Museum hosted the return of Winter Market and The Elf Shoppe. Over 400 young and young-at-heart shopped the 17 vendors for distinctive handcrafted gifts and treats. An appearance by Santa Claus added to the festivities. Proceeds from the Elf Shoppe go to Oakwood City Schools and to fund the operation of the farmer’s market. Plans are already underway for next year’s event.

Volunteer Opportunities with TOHS!

Communications Specialist

The Communications Specialist will be responsible for promoting The Oakwood Historical Society’s programs and events, contacting members regarding volunteer opportunities, and distributing other materials related to the society and their mission. Various channels are used to reach the intended audience. Some of those channels include:
• Website/Social Media: Would need to have expertise in the content management system (CMS) of our website. Could include some web development/programming. Includes community engagement via social media (i.e. posting, responding, commenting, tagging, etc.).
• Email Marketing: Responsible for maintain email lists and distributing email to membership and those interested in updates on our organization and events.
• Public Relations: includes cultivating relationships with local publications and submitting announcements, articles or advertisements as appropriate.
If any or all of these aspects of this position interest you, please contact us at 937-299-3793.

Editor of The Historian

The Oakwood Historical Society announces an opening for the position of Editor of The Historian, our newsletter. This position involves:
• Staying aware of TOHS activities and schedule to keep upcoming newsletter content.
• Soliciting appropriate articles and photos.
• Editing submitted articles to ensure clarity, excellent grammar and historical accuracy.
• Getting print-ready articles to TOHS graphic designer in an acessible format.
• Working with TOHS graphic designer to produce a high quality product on a quarterly basis.
Please contact us at 937-299-3793 with questions or to apply.

Upcoming Events

Jan 29, Where the Mad Men Are by Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin and Matthew Sauer

2017 Full Calendar to be posted soon!

2016 Full calendar

Contact Us: Directory
Long-Romspert Homestead
1947 Far Hills Ave.
Oakwood, Ohio 45419
(937) 299-3793
Tours by appointment.

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See a list of blueprints rescued by the historical society. These will be made available at future events.

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Many photos throughout this website by Leah Konicki, 2014.