Oregon Jerusalem Historical Society

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Historic Brandville School & Museum Complex

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1133 Grasser Street (near Pickle & Wheeling Streets.)
Oregon, Ohio  43616

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CHANGE—is there any other word that can create such opposite emotions? We can equally look forward to or dread change. It seems that the ones we look forward to are the happy ones—an upcoming wedding (if you are part of the bridal couple); the birth of a child/grandchild/great-grandchild; the purchase of a new home; a new job, a new local business.

Those that are dreaded invariably are the ones that cause stress or grief—an upcoming wedding (if you don’t approve of the person being chosen); the relocation necessitated by a new job; the loss of a beloved; a business being built in "your backyard" and . . .

 Here at Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society it seems that we are always changing something!! Decisions are not made lightly or unthinkingly. We are fortunate to have a very pro-active Board of Trustees who are willing to think "outside of the box". No changes are made without consideration or discussion by the Board of Trustees. The betterment of our cherished historical society and the positive affect on the most people is always the prime consideration.


As you peruse the articles in the Brandville Bits you will find several instances of proposed changes. Please keep in mind that these proposals are taken very seriously and your input is welcome and encouraged. If you have an opinion and would like to speak with me personally, my phone number is always listed in each issue.



Connie Isbell, Interim President






My committee was charged with reviewing the By-Laws and bringing them up-to-date. In doing so, we revisited our whole mission and ways of operating, initiating many changes, some of them sweeping. The Board of Trustees has approved the changes and we will vote to accept at our September meeting. Since the By-Laws are 6 pages long, it is impossible to include in the newsletter, so we are putting them here, (Click here )  for your review. The changes from the original will be marked in red. If you do not have access to the internet, please call Bonnie Olson, 419-696-0280, and she will send you a paper copy before the meeting. Probably the most important aspects are our decision to only sponsor 3 programs per year, (not including our events), to not conduct business at these programs, and to have one All Members Meeting per year for the purpose of electing Board Members, reviewing the preceding year, and envisioning the year to come. This will be a dinner meeting at Brandville with a visual presentation of our activities, and appreciation for those who chaired the events. 

Bonnie Olson










Our complex is open 10 am-2 pm each Thursday (excluding holidays). Closed during the months of January and February.  Additional arrangements can be made for a tour by a trained docent for groups of 4 or more.  There is no charge for this, but donations are welcome.  

Our Email Address:  ojhs@att.net

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