Our plan is to save the front entrances of the Edwards building and move them to Heritage Farm. We will incorporate them into a new building where we will recreate an old classroom and house historic school documents. UPDATE: We have received approval on the new building and plans are moving ahead at full speed. We will be announcing some fund raisers in the near future, but you can help any time by donating using the Donate Now button below.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Do you have a history with Edwards and/or Visintainer schools? Did you attend or were you employed at either building? Both buildings will be razed in 2020 and the Brunswick Area Historical Society is trying to preserve and recreate a portion of them with a new building at Heritage Farm, 4613 Laurel Road.
Once the buildings start to come down, we will be selling bricks with certificates so you can keep a physical memory of the building. But in the meantime, we need to raise funds to build the new structure.
We are partnering with Brunswick High graduate Chad Gibson and his team at Bunker Hill Golf Course for our golf outing fundraiser.
If you can devote an hour or two of your time to network with others and spread the word about our golf outing next spring, we can use your help.
To succeed, Chad is asking us to find additional volunteers to accomplish our goals. If you are interested in being a part of preserving our local history, and want to make an impact on our community, then with a little bit of help from an army of volunteers we can make a significant difference.
The next meeting will be on September 8th, 2019 at 4:30pm at Bunker Hill Golf Course. Please join us!
We will be holding a special fundraiser for the school / building project. More details to come but so save the above date. The event will be held at the Diamond Event Center, 1480 Pearl Rd in Brunswick. The $50 per person tickets will include food and a trivia contest focusing on Brunswick trivia.
The weather is finally warming up a bit so it's time to start thinking about the Farmers Market. It will open on June 9th and run through Oct. 13, 2019. Most, if not all of the vendors will be returning and we've added some new folks as well.
One of the new vendors is Union Barbecue. Here's what they would like you to know, "Union Barbecue is a Brunswick based barbecue company that is run by three life-long friends all residing in Medina County. Two are life-long Medina and Brunswick residents and love to spend time with our families in the cities. Our head cook is Casey Kulas who is known in the area for his work on ESPN Sports Radio and his appearances on the Rizzo Show on Fox 8 promoting his cooking. We are registered with the state and insured. We have been around since August 2017 and have done fundraisers in Medina at the VFW hall previously for those in need. We care about our community and wish to primarily serve the Medina County residents. We are recognized for our brisket, pulled pork, ribs and chicken but are always working to add new plates and sides."
Another new vendor is BoBell Cheese Company of Burbank. Click this link to an article about them.
Of course, many other vendors will be there as well, including many of your old favorites. Please come out and visit this Sunday and every Sunday!!
If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please call 330-441-0292 or send an email to brunswickAreaHistory@gmail.com.
Come and see trucks of all kinds for kids and vehicle lovers to get up close and personal. We’ll couple that with our children’s Costume Parade so the kids can wear those Halloween costumes or come as their favorite princess or hero. It’s all free, so families can’t go wrong. The Greg Zolton State Farm agency will be handing out coloring books and other goodies for the kids. And many of our regular vendors and friends will be there as well!
Dress up your puppy or just come to watch. Last year’s event was absolutely amazing – those pet owners know how to get those doggies dressed to the nines!
It’s a special event we know everyone looks forward to. We’re hoping to have our belly dancers and the Brunswick Rec Line Dancers back again – they were a big hit last year. The event is held rain or shine. Let's all hope for better weather than last year!
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and provide more to the citizens of Brunswick (including the school project.)
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Over the years, many articles about the vast history of the Brunswick Area have been written in local newspapers.
We found this book while cleaning out some old files. View the scans of pages of Alumni Association meeting notes from the early 1900s.
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