Bison bones Exhibit


Thanks to Dr. Johnathon E. Bowen for his donation of bison bones to the museum.  We have never had any on display despite the fact that bison were prevalent throughout Holmes County based on eye witness accounts of early settlers.

Dr. Bowen indicates that these remains were found 3 miles east of Hope Steele Co., North Dakota.  The remains have been carbon dated to A.D. 1600 and were collected by Dr. Bowen in 1967.  The remains include a skull, scapula and leg bones.

Early American Days Local Doctor Exhibit

Date: 09/03/2011 – 09/04/2011

The Killbuck Valley Historical Society will honor Dr. Paul Roth and other local physicians with a display at the museum during the Killbuck Early American Days.

Dr. Roth, who served the Killbuck area from 1962 to his retirement in 1991 will be attending. After riding in the parade, Dr. Roth will attend a reception at the museum.

Also on display will be items from Dr. Duncan, long time Killbuck resident. Displays from Dr. William Powell and the West Holmes High School Museum will also be at the museum.

We ask all members to attend the reception and view our new display.

Doctor Porter

Museum Open House May 1st

KVHS Presents “Western Migration and George Washington’s attempt to settle the west with Immigration”

Presenter: Lorle Porter

Date: 05/01/2011 – 2 PM Admission: Free

Place: Killbuck Community Library, 160 West Front St Killbuck Ohio 44637

This year’s OPEN HOUSE at the museum will be held on Sunday, May 1st, 2011 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Admission is free. Our guest speaker will be Lorle Porter, Ph.D.; Professor Emeritus, Muskingum College. Awarded the outstanding teacher of 1998 by the Ohio Academy of History and elected to the Ohio Woman’s Hall of Fame in 2000.

Lorle Porter has authored several books including, History of Roscoe VillageSarah’s TableJohn Glenn’s New Concord, Ohio’s Hill Country which includes Holmes County, and The Western Leatherwood Valley who will present a program on Western Migration and George Washington’s attempt to settle the west with Immigration. Up sticks; Root, Hog or die…… The settling of Ohio…………

The program will be held at the Killbuck Community library at 2:00 PM. Following the program guest are invited to tour the Killbuck Museum where light refreshments will be served.

A Chicken BBQ dinner will be held at the VFW from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, proceeds will benefit the K.V.H.S. Dinners will be $10.00 dollars for adults, $6.00 dollars for children.