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World, and their migration as pioneers throughout the USA. Focusing specifically on the history and settlement of Holmes County and Walnut Creek Township, the German Culture Museum strives to give you a snapshot of life in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum is housed in the lower level of the new Walnut Creek Township building, which also is home to a public library and community meeting room. THE HOLMES COUNTY ANTIQUE FESTIVAL Contact Information – Pam Akins; (330) 674-4358, www. holmescountyantiquefestival.org. 54th Annual Festival in 2016 – October 8 and 9 (always the 5th weekend after Labor Day), in downtown Millersburg The Holmes County Antique Festival is a yearly fall festival, which takes place in Historic Downtown Millersburg, Ohio. Enjoy two days of markets, arts and crafts, and demonstrations on the Square. Activities – Events usually include the festival queen and princess contests, food concessions, the Grand Parade (Sunday at 2 p.m.), arts and crafts, an antique market, an antique and classic car parade as well as a classic car show, a 5K race, a kids’ tractor pull, a lumberjack show, a souvenir stand, a costume contest and many other fun-filled activities for the whole family. KEN MILLER SUPPLY OIL, GAS, CAR & TRUCK MUSEUMS Contact Information - 7920 Shreve Rd., Shreve, 330-496-4024 or 330-378-2121, www.shreveohio.com Hours - 12-3 p.m. 2nd Saturday of each month Call for special appointments. Admission - $5 for adults, children 12 and younger are free and a maximum of $15 per family. County Line Historical Society paid up members are free. The Ken Miller Supply Oil, Gas, Car, Truck and Agriculture Museum is located just north of Shreve and 15 minutes south of Wooster on State Route 226. The museum houses a vast collection of early gas pumps, drilling machines, tractors, trucks and cars. There also is a display of paintings by Roger L. Debnar (1917 - 1988) a native of Rayland, Ohio. He began painting in 1975 after retiring from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Mill, bringing history to life with precise detailing. Filling most of the north wall of the museum’s second building you can capture a clear glimpse into the past of steel mills and trains. Garage Doors • Entry Doors • Windows Stone • Siding • Seamless Gutters • Central Vacuum Parts & Service for all Makes & Models

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Volunteers from the County Line Historical Society host the museum with the admission fee going to the Society for the operation of their museum at 281 North Market Street, (State Route 226) Shreve. THE KILLBUCK VALLEY MUSEUM Contact Information – Front St., Killbuck; (330) 763-0133 (Bob Porter) or (330) 264-2839 (David Reed), www. killbuckmuseum.org. Hours – Saturday and Sunday, 1-4:00 p.m., May 1-Oct. 31; call for special tours. Admission – donations accepted; memberships available. Amenities – The museum features archeological, geological, historical and ancient Indian displays; a taxidermy room with 150 animals; and an old school display; and a gift shop. Holmes County’s Only Natural History Museum – On display are actual mill stones from the old Duncan Mill of Killbuck as well as a miniature replica of the mill. Our archaeology room features displays of locally found artifacts as well as exotic materials from other parts of the world. Mastadon bones! Indian Artifacts! These are all parts of Killbuck Valley history. The geology room has rocks and minerals from the world over. Kids love our fluorescent minerals display. In our reception hall we have local history and historic school display, plus a gift shop with lots of books about wildlife, geology and archaeology. SCHROCK’S AMISH FARM & HOME Contact Information – 4359 SR 39, one mile east of Berlin; (330) 893-3051, www.amishfarmvillage.com. Farm – Schrock’s offers self-guided tours of an Amish home; other activities include Amish buggy rides, an animal petting area, a 15-minute train-ride Farm Hours – April-Oct.; Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; closed Sundays. Farm Admission – Call for rates Shops – Berlin Craft Mall, the Berlin Antique Mall, Ms. Gadget’s, Gramma Fannie’s Quilt Barn, Berlin Leather, Berlin Pet Shop, Precious Petals, Quail Hollow Candle Shop and Tis the Season, Ohio’s largest Christmas shop. Shops Hours – Open year-round; call for seasonal hours. YODER’S AMISH HOME Contact Information – 6050 SR 515, between Trail & Walnut Creek; (330) 893-2541, www.yodersamishhome.com. Hours – April 20-Oct. 23 Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; also open Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day Admission – Call for rates; group rates available Amenities – This establishment features two houses to tour, a barn full of animals to pet, buggy rides, a one-room Amish parochial school and knowledgeable guides to answer questions about the Amish and the area. Apple Butter Stirrin’ event takes place in the fall. For information on more Holmes County attractions, shops, tours and events call the Holmes County InfoCenter at (330) 674-3975, or go online to www.visitamishcountry.com.

Holmes County Today: The 2016 Community Guide  

A guide to services and life in Holmes County, Ohio, published by Spectrum Publications, a division of The Daily Record.

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