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History Section

  • Sanders to discuss Simeon Fess

    Scott Sanders will discuss Simeon Fess on Nov. 12.

    Antioch College Archivist Scott Sanders will present “Fess Up! The Story of a Yellow Springs Political Dynasty” on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m., at the Senior Center.

  • Yellow Springs Historical Society to give tour of Octagon House

    The village's Octagon House, at 111 W. Whteman St., will be open to the public through a tour presented by the Yellow Springs Historical Society. Come satisfy your curiosity about this elegant and unusual building on Sunday, from 1–5 p.m. (Submitted photo)

    The Yellow Springs Historical Society will host a tour of the village’s Octagon House, Sunday, May 7, 1–5 p.m.

  • Forgotten Springs, vol. 3 – the Japanese teahouses of Yellow Springs

    In this edition of Forgotten Springs, we take a look at a place on the Antioch campus whose planned obsolescence reflects a philosophical take on life. The Village was home to a series of Japanese teahouses, built by an Antioch professor who wanted to establish a place of reflection similar to those he enjoyed during the years he spent in Japan.

  • Virginia in Ohio

    Standing with Virginia Hamilton's Ohio Historical marker is Hamilton’s husband, Arnold Adoff; her son, Jaime Adoff; and granddaughter, Anaya Adoff. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    A crowd of local students and community members converged on the Yellow Springs library last Wednesday, March 22, for the dedication of a historical marker for renowned author Virginia Hamilton, who grew up and lived most of her life in Yellow Springs.

  • Honoring Little Miami Trail bikeway boosters

    Ed Dressler spoke to a small crowd at last Saturday’s 25th anniversary celebration of the opening of the local portion of the Little Miami Scenic Trail. Dressler and Marcia Sauer were honored at the event for their pivotal role in making the local bikeway a reality. Former Village Council member and trail proponent Connie Crockett organized the celebration. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Once controversial but now widely used, the local bike path turned 25 this fall. A small ceremony marking that milestone was held in front of the Train Station last Saturday

  • Explore history of village schools on walking tour

    The Union School House is one of several historic school buildings in Yellow Springs, which will be explored on a walking tour guided by YS Heritage on Aug. 27. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Yellow Springs Heritage will lead a walking tour of the historic schools of the village on Saturday, Aug. 27, beginning at 1 p.m.

  • Sanders to discuss East Gym mural

    The YS Historical Society will sponsor a talk by Antioch College archivist Scott Sanders on Sunday, July 31, 2 p.m., in the Senior Center great room. The talk will concern the history of the mural in the East Gym of the Antioch College Wellness Center, which was painted by social realist painter and muralist Gilbert Wilson.

  • Antioch College attracts generations

    Bo Waite recently moved back into the West North College Street home his grandparents owned from the 1930s to 1960s. His partner Angie Bogner, a fitness trainer and teacher now working at the Antioch College Wellness Center, joined him from San Francisco. Waite, a Cincinnati psychiatrist, was the fifth member of his family to attend Antioch. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    A few years ago, some 50 years after visiting his grandparents’ house as a child on West North College Street, Bo Waite purchased it, and moved in last summer.

  • Springfield architectural tour comes to Yellow Springs

    The Summer Tour Series gets under way this weekend in Springfield and finishes in August with an architectural investigation of Antioch College.

  • Architectural bike tour— Builder Kline left mark on village

    Local residents Martha Kline, Jack Kline’s daughter, and her son, Andrew, recently visited one of the best known Yellow Springs homes designed by Martha’s father. On Saturday, July 26, Turner Foundation historian Kevin Rose will lead an architectural tour of some of Kline’s local works, including Yellow Springs High School and the Vernet Ecological Center at Glen Helen. Due to popularity, this month’s bicycle tour will be followed by a second tour in September, at a date to be determined. Visit ­ westcotthouse.org for details or to purchase tour tickets. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Perched on a cliff side in the woods on Old Mill Road sits a house made almost entirely of glass and so close to the trees that its designer and original owner, John L. (Jack) Kline, had only to reach out his window to touch the birds.

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