ARCHIVES AND HISTORY
Bill Drown is responsible for special projects in conjunction with the East Ohio Commission on Archives and History. He is available as a resource to local church historians for advise on maintaining and preserving the history of their congregations.
You may reach him by telephone at (419) 483-8994, e-mail, or by mail at 7384 North County Road 29, Bellevue, Ohio 44811-9500.
The United Methodist Historical Society of Ohio was founded in 1829 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, 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.
Each year an award is given to the outstanding East and West Ohio Conference Historian. Certificates are also given to honor significant church anniversaries. The Historian’s Newsletter is published by the society twice a year, and an annual meeting is held each April.
To become a member, please call the Archives of Ohio United Methodism at 740-368-3285.
Archives and History Chair
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH.
near the Akron-Canton airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW ·
North Canton, OH 44720
Toll Free: 800-831-3972
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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