Clock Tower

Out of the Clock Tower

Hello and welcome to the Greene County Archives' blog, "Out of the Clock Tower".  Please join us as we share information on archival issues, news, special events, and highlights from our collection.

Before the archives program began in Greene County in 1996, permanent records were stored in every conceivable space, in basements, garages, and closets. Usually they were in boxes of various shapes and sizes, although seldom adequately labeled, but occasionally they were just in loose piles of books and papers. Most notable were the old records stuffed into the clock tower of the County Courthouse, where they shared their home with pigeon droppings.

Now, there is a clean, environmentally controlled, well appointed location for the county archives, where our historical records are housed in standard sized boxes on steel shelves. We have taken note of their journey in the name for our blog.

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Nov 22

Happy Thanksgiving Greene County!

Posted on November 22, 2016 at 9:48 AM by Elise Kelly

Happy Thanksgiving!
 We wish all of our readers a very Happy Thanksgiving this year. Here at the Greene County Archives, our staff are thankful for the friendship and trust we have with and for one another.

This friendship and trust  helps us provide the best services for our county governmental departments and public patrons. We also are thankful for the wonderful services our interns and volunteers provide for us throughout the year.
Greene County Archives Staff - L to R: Joan Donovan, Robin Heise, Elise Kelly

As you prepare for your family Thanksgiving gathering, take a moment to read over a Thanksgiving poem and cartoon. Perhaps some of your family members would like to see these when you gather around the table. The poem was written by S.E. Kiser. It was printed in 1913 in the Xenia Daily Gazette. The cartoon was printed in Harper's Weekly in November 1862.
                             Xenia Daily Gazette, November 27, 1913

                                   Harper's Weekly, November 29, 1862

Enjoy your turkey dressing, turkey legs and turkey pot pie this Thanksgiving!

Until Next Time!

This Week's Trivia Question: What U.S. President tried to move Thanksgiving back a week in order to boost Christmas sales?

Answer to Last Week's Trivia Question: During the 1880s, Trebeins Station had a different name. What was it? - Answer: Beaver Station


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