Welcome to the Poland Historical Society

Nov 16, 2021 Meeting at Little Red Schoolhouse 6:30 pm.  Program at 7:30 on 19th Century Homes not on S. Main St. presented by Dave Smith and Larry Baughman

December 21 Historical Society Member (plus guest) Christmas Party at United Methodist Church on 224 across from the Post office at time TBA.

An integral part of Poland’s heritage is the building known today as the Little Red Schoolhouse which was built in 1858. The building is located at 4515 Center Rd. (Rt. 224) at the Struthers Rd. intersection. In 1915, the building ceased to function as a school, but it has continued to serve the community in various capacities. In the late 1970’s, the Poland Board of Education began to consider selling the building and property as it was no longer needed and had fallen into disrepair.

In 1979, the Poland Township Historical Society was formed in an effort to save Poland’s Little Red Schoolhouse. Note that the society name was changed to Poland Historical Society in 2020. A lease agreement between the Historical Society and the Poland Local Board of Education was arranged for $1.00 per year for a period of 99 years, thus becoming the home of the newly formed Poland Historical Society. Poland is the only school district in Ohio to still have a one room brick schoolhouse.

Through the efforts of Society members, a Federal Grant was secured for restoration of the building along with numerous donations of time and money from the community. The building has qualified for placement on the National Register of Historic Places.

NEW -  Poland Riverside Cemetery Part 2 YouTube video on our website.

Click the link below which will take you to the "YouTube Links" tab in the drop down menu of the "Resource" tab. Under the main Resource tab, you will also find many links to Poland History as well as other local history.

 YouTube Links