Ray Hoffman, noted World War II historian, will speak to the Suffield Township Historical Society on Monday April 17th at 7:00 PM as the acclaimed "Speaker Series" continues. A DVD presentation about the WASPS (Women's Air Force Service Pilots) will precede Hoffman's talk. He will happily take questions. Doors to the Fire House Community Room open at 6:30 PM. There will be a very short business session before Hoffman takes the podium for his presentation at 7:00 PM. Some light refreshments will be available.
The Historical Society also invites the public to view the museum, now that the recent renovation has been completed. The museum is located in the building that was the original fire station for Suffield's Fire Department, which was founded in 1942. By 1971, a larger and newer fire station was needed, so one was built on Waterloo Road where the current Fire House parking lot is now situated. The original fire station was used by the Road Department from 1971 until the township trustees leased the building to the Suffield Township Historical Society for use as a museum. Thousands of dollars and many, many hours of work by volunteers have been spent on this project to make Suffield's museum one of the finest non-publicly-supported facilities of its kind in the Akron-Canton area. This most recent renovation, which includes new shelving, cabinets and counters, was done by Gary Apitz, Gino Calcei, Ken Durick, Tom Mencer and Ralph Wise. As with all projects, a certain cost is involved. To raise necessary funds for improvements, the Historians will have their annual "Plant Sale" on Friday & Saturday, May 12 &13th in front of the museum from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Donation of plants would be greatly appreciated. Call president Judy Calcei at 330-606-5127 for information.