NOVEMBER IS NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

On August 3, 1990, President George H. W. Bush declared November to be Native American Heritage Month.  This was a landmark bill honoring America’s tribal people and building bridges of understanding and friendship in local areas. Historic Yellow Springs is pleased to honor the Lenape Indians who first built their campfires and erected their lodges in our area, establishing a village here.   Long before white settlers were to name the area Pikeland, the Lenape knew of the curious yellow water which bubbled up from the ground and were the original people to name Yellow Springs. William Penn made treaties with these peace-loving Americans who were settled here.  Archeological evidence suggests that the Lenape Indians utilized the magical springs for medicinal and ceremonial purposes.  In the summer of 2006, Dr. Heather Wholey, Assoc. Professor of Anthropology at West Chester University, brought her class to our village and they did a field project discovering the existence of a village in the Iron Spring Gazebo area.  Significant artifacts were uncovered from the Late Archaic (3000-1000 BC) period.  A notched point of Quartz Eshbach from the Middle Woodland (300 BC-500 AD) period was also unearthed. Other archeological research has been conducted since that beginning exploration and we continue to hold our Archeological Camps for kids during the summer months.  All the “digs” have produced interesting artifacts covering all the eras of HYS history. The Lenape were Woodland Indians who hunted, fished and even cleared land in their villages for growing crops such as corn, pumpkins, squash and beans.  They assisted the early Welsh, Quaker, German and English settlers in clearing land for their...

RESCHEDULED: ELAINE D. ORR A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE OF ELAINE D. ORR, SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 29, WAS CANCELLED DUE TO AN ACCIDENT IN THE FAMILY AND WHILE ALL IS WELL NOW, THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO BE HERE. The celebration is now scheduled for Sunday, December 10, at 11 a.m. in The Washington in the Village of Yellow Springs. A light lunch will follow. Please mark your calendars and plan to join sons Gus and Jake Orr and their families and all of us at Yellow Springs to honor Elaine. Gus and Jake apologize for any inconvenience and trust you will join them on December 10.  They also would like any contributions in Elaine’s memory be made to Historic Yellow Springs.  Thank you. For more information, go to www.yellowsprings.org, call 610...

CHESTER SPRINGS STUDIO ARTIST OF THE MONTH

This is the first in a series of articles to highlight the extraordinary artists at the Chester Springs Studio who bring their talent and passion to share with our students. NELL HAZINSKI We are pleased to honor Nell Hazinski as our Artist of the Month for November. Nell remembers that when she first came to teach at the studio many years ago there was no potter’s wheel! In 1990 Nell left the Studio and accompanied her husband to Japan where he was teaching for four years. While there she taught art and pottery at an International School and had the opportunity to study the wonderful pottery and pottery techniques found there.  The family returned to the United States and Nell returned to the Chester Springs Studio. Nell sees her Studio experiences as exciting and filled with incredible energy. She said, “I think the village is a magical place where Feng shui exists. She is not the first person to express this feeling when visiting or working here. Nell will be conducting a Nerikomi workshop on November 5 here at the Studio. This old Japanese process uses colored clay to make designs which are then applied to pottery. Nell also works on her farm at her Milkhouse Studio where she teaches classes and workshops. A native of Northern New Jersey, she attended Rutgers University and later studied drawing and photography in Denver. Pottery, however, has been her “forever” love since Rutgers. Nell is happy to see all the growth at the Chester Springs Studio and gives praise to Matt Wren and Cher Pizzi for all the wonderful things they have brought to art in Chester...

YELLOW SPRINGS ART SHOW POSTER COMPOSITION

WHAT:  2018 YELLOW SPRINGS ART SHOW POSTER COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION WHEN:  December 8 – 17, 2017  WHERE:  Lincoln Galleries TIME:  Opening Reception Dec. 8 from 6 – 8 p.m. – Open Daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. THIS EVENT IS OPEN AND FREE TO THE COMMUNITY Join us in this first event to celebrate the 45th Annual Yellow Spring Art Show.  All artists in our current show are invited to submit work representing a village scene or an historic reference to Yellow Springs.  They may also submit one other piece of art.  All pieces are for sale with the exception of the piece that is chosen to represent the 2018 Art Show.  This piece will be auctioned at the Opening Gala of the show and you will see it on all our mailings, the catalog and other marketing pieces. Art Show Chair Maureen Fendrick said, “We have such talented artists in our show and we are always surprised how they interpret our village.  It is such fun and we can’t wait to see the work that they will bring to us this...

Holiday Stroll 2017

WHAT:  THE 2017 HOLIDAY STROLL AT YELLOW SPRINGS WHEN:  Friday, December 8, 2017 WHERE:  Village of Yellow Springs TIME:  5:30 – 8 p.m. THIS EVENT IS FREE TO OUR COMMUNITY!   The Yellow Springs Holiday Stroll is open free to our community and we welcome all of you to come, share the holiday spirit, and be surprised!  There will be fun activities, holiday stories, tasty snacks, holiday music and so much more as you stroll the village guided by the glowing luminaries. Historic Yellow Springs, the Chester Springs Library and West Pikeland Township join together to welcome you to the 2017 HOLIDAY STROLL.  Join your friends and neighbors for a merry evening of family holiday cheer.  The event on December 8 runs from 5:30 – 8 p.m. and is fun for all – young and old! Our evening begins at the Chester Springs Painting Studio where the West Pikeland Parks and Recreation Department will welcome everyone with music, wonderful crafts for the children to make, face painting and delicious snacks.  The Baroque Musical Ensemble will perform holiday carols here and throughout the village. Stroll across to the Lincoln Building where the Yellow Springs Art Show Poster Competition Exhibition is held.   Enjoy wine and refreshments at the opening reception from 6 – 8 p.m.  Also in the Lincoln Galleries will be fine arts and crafts available for sale. Your next stop is THE WASHINGTON where the Chester Valley Dance Academy will perform its holiday celebration. SANTA arrives at THE WASHINGTON at 6:30 p.m. Listen for his sleigh bells and his jolly Ho! Ho! Ho! and gather your little ones for the...