Reynoldsburg-Truro Historical Society Goals:
To discover, preserve and disseminate knowledge of the history of Reynoldsburg, Ohio and surrounding areas.
To illuminate past lives, events and activities.
You are invited to Join the Reynoldsburg-Truro Historical Society. Our group would love to have you as a member. Your talents and energy would be much appreciated.
As a member you would receive our newsletters, are invited to all the museum events, and can help us as we plan for the future.
Our new Museum library is assembling a large collection of Historical Records, Books, Newspapers, and Photos and would like your help. We would like to include your collections of memorabilia, photographs, genealogical records, stories, and other information associated with Reynoldsburg heritage. We can scan them and return to you. Consid
Our new Museum library is assembling a large collection of Historical Records, Books, Newspapers, and Photos and would like your help. We would like to include your collections of memorabilia, photographs, genealogical records, stories, and other information associated with Reynoldsburg heritage. We can scan them and return to you. Consider our files a resource for your search into Reynoldsburg and Truro Township History.
The Reynoldsburg-Truro Historical Society is proud to present our addition to the “Images of America” series by Arcadia Publishers called Reynoldsburg and Truro Township.
The book is 125 pages of pictures and captions covering Early Settlers, Religious Freedom & Freedom from Slavery, Families & Homes, Schools, Community Involvement, Street Scenes & Landmarks, Agriculture & Business, and Notable People from Truro Township.
In this book, our goal is to take you on a journey from the early days of the settlers and introduce you to the individuals who built this town from the bottom up. These are folks from all walks of life who started small businesses, farmed the fields, policed the streets, taught in the schools, served on the volunteer fire department, ran for office in our city government, raised their children here, and worshipped in our churches. Most of them have since been buried in our cemeteries.
They all worked hard to make this town the wonderful city it is today.
It is important to note that since this is a history book, the publisher requested we only write about people and events prior to the 1970s.
The cost of the book is $26.00 (tax is already included), plus add $5.00 for shipping. You can mail your $31.00 check to the following:
RTHS – HISTORY BOOK
PO BOX 144
REYNOLDSBURG, OH 43068-0144
On the Memo line on your check, please write “RTHS HISTORY BOOK.” Also, you will need to include the Order Form with your contact information (in case we need to reach you). Download a PDF File of the Order Form using the button (above).
Just an FYI: We are not set up to accept credit card transactions, AND - you must use our PO Box. Any mail sent to our street address will be returned by the Post Office.
If you would like an autographed copy, check the box on your Order Form to indicate whose name we should address the autograph.
Please note: This book wouldn't have been possible without the knowledge, background research, and incedible memory of one of our founding members of the Reynoldsburg-Truro Historical Society and author of the book published in 1981, History of Reynoldsburg and Truro Township, Ohio, Cornelia M. Parkinson. She is my mentor, my inspiration, my idol, and above all, my good and faithful friend. Her constructive criticism has taught me more than she will ever realize. I may have collected the photos and wrote the captions, but she edited everything and her approval was final. I never question her. Connie is the boss! (and the best boss I ever had)
Cornelia M. Parkinson, age 97, left for her next adventure November 4, 2022. I will miss Connie's friendship for the rest of my life ~ Mary Turner Stoots
Mary Turner Stoots and Suzy Millar Miller co-authored a new book published for the Reynoldsburg-Truro Historical Society (RTHS). The title is “Reynoldsburg High School 1899 to 1970.”
Our Board of Directors has decided to offer a free gift to non-members who buy this book. Plus, you will receive six issues of our bi-monthly newsletter. If you are from this town or have relatives from this town, chances are, they are pictured here. It’s a valuable resource for genealogy research. And it's not only family. Do you realize how many of our teachers graduated from Reynoldsburg?
The book is spiral-bound, around 100 pages, and includes:
• chronology of the Reynoldsburg school system from 1833 to 1980
• a story about the acquisition of the class composites
• a compilation of 62 class pictures from 1899 to 1970
• indexing of every graduate by the year of graduation from 1871 to 1970
• an alphabetical index by the name of each graduate from 1871 to 1970
The book contains high-quality photos of every class composite we have at the RTHS Museum from 1899 through 1970. It is available to purchase at the cost of $35 for RTHS Members or $37 for Non-Members plus $5 to cover the cost of postage and a padded envelope. The sales tax is already configured into the price. If you are interested, you can send a check in the amount of $40 for Members or $42 for Non-Members to RTHS at the following:
Please write “RHS SCHOOL PHOTO BOOK” on the memo line of your check.
Reynoldsburg-Truro Historical Society
PO Box 144
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-0144
Please include your contact information with your check, including an email account (if you have one) and a preferred phone number for our database. You can download the order form PDF file (above).
Due to the size and weight of the book, USPS First Class may not be our best option, and we will need to send it “Media Mail.” If so, it may not arrive in a timely manner (2 to 9 business days). We are exploring several mailing options to stay within the $5.00 range.
If you would like to save $5.00, we will arrange or set up a pickup time for the local people.
So far, everyone has given us wonderful feedback. It is well worth the price.
~ Mary Turner Stoots, RTHS 2018-2023 President - RTHSCourier@aol.com
There are so many ways to support our mission. Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and ways to get our message to your friends and family.
1485 Jackson Ave, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068, United States
Open House is Scheduled on the Third Saturday of every month from January through December, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm