United Methodist Historical Society of Ohio
Friday, May 07, 2021
Established in 1839




The Archives of Ohio United Methodism (AOUM) will be closed during the following dates this summer:

May 31 - June 6        July 1 - July 5       July 15 - 25

Please plan your research needs accordingly.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Archivist .
Do you have newsletter skills?  UMHSO needs you!  Contact President Bill Smith at bsmith1244@cinci.rr.com if you would like to learn more about this volunteer position.  UMHSO produces two newsletter issues per year.
The next Local Church Historians School is planned for 2022.  Details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Thank you to Greg Johnson of Armstrong Chapel UMC, Indian Hill, our newest UMHSO life member.  
Thank you to UMHSO member, Peggy Hewitt, Oberlin UMC, in Lebanon, who sent in annual dues.

Nottingham United Methodist Church in Cleveland celebrates its 200th anniversary this year.  Celebrations are planned throughout the year and include: 
July 10th at Euclid Cemetery, join us as we meet Amanda Crosier Frissell.  Amanda and her family were early members of our church.  Thanks to Mary Louise Jesek Daley for her portrait of Amanda.  Mary Louise is president of Collinwood Nottingham Historical Society.

July 17th at the mouth of Euclid Creek (Metropark Wildwood Marina) as Roy Larik presents us with our historic connection to the land.  Sharing the importance of Lake Erie, Euclid Creek, Euclid Ridge and our call to be stewards.  Roy's ancestors were early members of our church.  Roy is active in local history circles.and hosts Facebook page Bluestone Heights,

July 24, 31, and August 7th: all at Nottingham UMC, 18316 Euclid Avenue (hopefully in our historic sanctuary)  Each one a revival style worship service with previous pastors sharing the word.  

For more information, contact the church at nottinghamat200@gmail.com 
Mary Elizabeth Ramer, UMHSO Life Member #27, a long time member of Jelloway UMC, entered the Church Triumphant on 27 December 2020.

General Commission on Archives and History Commissioner and Vice President William Bobby McClain entered the Church Triumphant on 18 November 2020.
Dr. Ashley Boggan Dreff, cradle United Methodist, professor and author of Entangled: A History of American Methodism, Politics, and Sexuality and #Nevertheless: American Methodists and Women's Rights, has been elected as General Secretary of the General Commission on Archives and History (GCAH). Her nomination from the search committee was voted and approved at a special meeting of the Commission on Oct. 30, 2020.

Gladys M. Nicholas, UMHSO Life Member #12, of Ellsworth UMC, entered the Church Triumphant on 11 July 2020.

Canal Lewisville UMC celebrated their 150th anniversary on 7 June 2020.







The United Methodist Historical Society of Ohio (UMHSO) was originally founded in 1839 as the Western Methodist Historical Society.  The goal of the organization was to "collect and preserve...materials for a complete and authentic history of the Methodist Episcopal Church, west of the Allegheny Mountains."  Today, these original materials and many more comprise the collections of the East and West Ohio Conferences of The United Methodist Church, housed at the Archives of Ohio United Methodism at Ohio Wesleyan University.  Members of the Society include church historians, as well as others who have a common interest in preserving the history of United Methodism in Ohio.

The UMHSO Convocation and Annual Meeting is held in a different Ohio location each year.  In addition to topical workshops, there are practical workshops for local church historians such as "Preservation 1001", "Creating an Archives for your Church", "Making History Come Alive in the Local Church",  "Caring for Your Church's Photographs", and "Oral History Basics."  Education of church historians is a primary goal of the Society.

Upon submission of required information, UMHSO will prepare certificates to honor significant church anniversaries.

UMHSO member benefits include The Historians's Newsletter published by the Society twice each year and discounted registration for the UMHSO Convocation and Annual Meeting Members are also invited to hioni the UMHSO Executive Committee or to volunteer in other capacities.  





Membership Questions:  Contact Membership Secretary Mary Ann Stotts at ma215stotts@gmail.com
Research Questions?:  Contact archivist Sharon Monigold at aoum@owu.edu
Archives of Ohio United Methodism
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43 Rowland Avenue
Delaware, OH 43015
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