A huge thank you to all who attended, donated, and helped support our Midwinter Night's Dream Masquerade dinner/dance. We are very thankful for everyone and look forward to our 3rd annual dinner/dance on February 22, 2025, a "Midwinter Blues Bash" (wear your favorite blue outfit or "blues" attire). 

Memorial Day Challenge

May 19-27, 2024


For the fourth year,  The Elk Creek Township Historical Society invites you to "Adopt" a Soldier from what we lovingly refer to as "the old section" in Hope Cemetery:  when you find a headstone that has a metal marker by it with a star which notes their military service, you may prepare it in time for Memorial Day!


As many soldiers from the 1800s and early 1900s do not have family that is local to the area or in some cases any living family that is able to attend to their plot, we only ask for participants to focus on soldiers that are on from earlier wars in our Nation's history and do not have anyone caring for them this Memorial Day.


Participants are asked to prepare their adopted soldier's headstone for Memorial Day the same way you would attend to a loved one's earthly resting place by placing flowers (real or silk), and small respectful outdoor decorations if desired. 


If you have participated in our program in previously,  please feel free to honor and revisit your adoptees from previous years and if so moved,  feel free to honor more soldiers!


When you are done, comment with a picture below on our FB event page, post on the Elk Creek Township Historical Society's Facebook page, or message it to us privately. 


Let's remember our fallen heroes and celebrate their life and history this Memorial Day!


Don't forget to join us at the Hope Cemetery Veteran's Memorial on May 27th, following the Albion Area Memorial Day Parade.  We will once again hold a short service to honor the recently fallen.


All Gave Some,

But Some Gave ALL.

Saturday, June 1st

10:00 AM-3:00 PM

The Little Church on the Hill invites you to our 11th Annual Small Business and Craft Show:  plenty of vendors to shop, BBS Food Truck, demonstrations throughout the day, Raffle items donated from each of the participating vendors, and all day music on the Outdoor Stage! 


Be sure to bring your instrument and join in on the Open Jam on the Outdoor Music Stage! 


We are also looking for organizations to run some fun activities for the kids, so let us know if your group would be interested!  Local organizations get a spot for free,  so please contact us today!


Admission is free, just bring a lawn chair to enjoy the day's music after you shop from local vendors!  Any donations received and Raffle Ticket Sales will go to the ongoing maintenance, restoration, and preservation of the historic Little Church on the Hill by the Elk Creek Township Historical Society!


The 2024 Outdoor Music Stage Schedule:

10 AM:  Open Jam

11 AM:  Piper

12 PM:  Don & Jean Wisniewski

1 PM: Poetry Reading Hour

2 PM: Jay Baumgardner


We are still seeking vendors and musicians for this event, so if you are a vendor please fill out our online registration form and join us as we kick off our Summer Events on the Hill!  Please like and share the page to help spread the word and stay up to date on vendors as they're added and any changes to the day's schedule!


Click on the link below to access our online form for vendor registration!

2024 Speakers, Community Events, 

and Coffeehouses

Mark your calendar and save the date!

Event Pages will be forthcoming, so be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook Pages and mark that you're "interested" or "going" to the events to receive notifications.


Upcoming Speaker Events

It's going to be another amazing year for our 3rd Year in our Elk Creek Township Historical Society Speaker Series at The Little Church on the Hill!


June:  "Cake Decorating:  A Brief History & Demo" with Kim Graham-Ankrom, June 2nd@ 2 PM


July:  "Flint Knapping & Primitive Weapons" with Davy Kephart, July 19th @ 6 PM


August:  "George Washington in Pennsylvania" with Richard Arthur from the Fort Lebeouf Historical Society,  August 10th at 3 PM


September:  "Art Across the Nation: Beach Glass & Mixed Media Art, Rug Making & Beadwork" with Tami Hritzay & Virtual Appearance with Patsy Waneka, September 28th @ 3 PM


October: "There's Still Nobody at The Bridge" Paranormal Presentation with James McCann, October 18th at 7 PM


November:  "Native American Heritage Month Presentation" with Leon Briggs,  November 29th @ 7 PM


December:  "Ghost Stories of Erie County" with Stephanie Wincik, December 7th @ 7 PM




Community Events

Additional dates and events will be added as scheduled



Adopt a Soldier Program 2024- May 19th-27th at Hope Cemetery 

 

11th Annual Small Business and Craft Show: June 1st from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM


Time Traveler's Summer Club 

Sweet History/Historical Candies   June 22 @ 5:00 PM at Valley School

June 29 @ 5:00 PM at Little Church

Exploring History July 13 @ 5:00 PM at Little Church

July 27 @ 5:00 PM at Valley School

Colonial Jobs and Store August 3 @ 5:00 PM at Valley School

August 10 @ 5:00 PM at Little Church


A Taste of History Tour- June and July (Dates and Times TBD)


Summer Movie Night- August 17th at 7:00 PM featuring "Finding Nemo"


Harvest Fest: October (time and date TBD)


Fall Open Mic Night: November 8th at 7 PM



Coffee Houses

Third Saturday of the month at 7:00 PM

March through December

Except September

September Coffeehouse will be at the Albion Fair on the last Saturday of Fair Week


June Coffeehouse- June 15th at 7:00 PM with Brett Howland


July Coffeehouse- July 20th at 7:00 PM with Amber Cooke (Cookie)


August Coffee, Toast, and Jam- August 17th- 2:00-6:00 PM with Tug Creek, Empty Pockets, Roger Blake & Friends, Country Blue


September Mini Coffeehouse at the Albion Fair (Date, Location, and Time TBA)- with Mary Lou Schuler Karr


October Coffeehouse- October 19th at 7:00 PM with Conneaut Creek String Band


November Coffeehouse- November 16th at 7:00 PM- with Randy Peters


December Coffeehouse- December 21st at 7:00 PM- with Tammy Hritzay & Larry Hudacky