Rendville Decoration Day 2021

Online Event (Zoom)
Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 5 PM – 6:30 PM (EST)

In celebration of Decoration Day and the history of Rendville, the Rendville Historic Preservation Society will host a one-hour online event on Zoom Thursday, June 3rd, 5-6 pm.

The event will highlight the various stories from community members, ongoing projects relating to preserving Rendville’s history and provide resources for those interested in family genealogy or other personal research interests connected to Rendville. There will also be a short memorial for those buried in the cemetery. Afterward, attendees are invited to stay for an open and friendly discussion. All are welcome — whether you have a personal connection to Rendville or are simply interested in learning more about its history!

Decoration Day, often in tandem with Memorial Day, is an annual observance where families gather to clean up the graveyard, reconnect with family, and honor the memories of their ancestors. For a list of the people known to be buried in Rendville cemetery, visit: https://u.osu.edu/rendvillecemetery/

This event is sponsored by the Rendville Historic Preservation Society, Ohio’s Winding Road, the Ohio State Center for Folklore Studies, and the Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme at OSU. The presentation portion of the event will be recorded for later viewing online.

If you have questions or concerns about accessing this event, or would like to join by phone, please contact Jacob Kopcienski. E-mail: Kopcienski.2@osu.edu

This event is free and open to the public. If you wish you make a donation to RHPS in honor of someone buried in the Rendville cemetery, you can do so through the PayPal link on this website.

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Zoom Link: https://osu.zoom.us/j/93495822956?pwd=enF1WmRndUN1N3M1dFBldG84WmZldz09

Zoom Meeting ID: 934 9582 2956

Password: 2021

Zoom “Dial-In” Number: 1-(301)-715-8592 (depending on your phone service, charges/rates may apply)

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Using Link (on Computer, Smartphone, or Tablet):

1.) Before the meeting, create a free zoom account and download the application on your computer, smartphone or tablet (see links below).

2.) Enter the zoom link (above) into your web browser, or click on the hyperlink.

3.) A new window will open, and you will be asked to enter the meeting password: 2021.

4.) You will be placed in the meeting room, and the host will let you into the meeting.5.) Please make sure your microphone is on mute when you are not speaking.

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Using Meeting ID (on Computer, Smartphone, or Tablet):

1.) Before the meeting, create a free zoom account and download the application on your computer, smartphone or tablet (see links below).

2.) Open the zoom application on your device.

3.) Enter the Meeting ID: 934 9582 2956

4.) Enter the password: 2021

5.) You will be placed in the meeting room, and the host will let you into the meeting.

6.) Please make sure your microphone is on mute when you are not speaking.

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By phone (dialing in):

1.) Use your cellphone or landline to call 1-(301)-715-8592 (depending on your phone service, charges/rates may apply)

2.) Enter the meeting ID: 934 9582 2956

3.) Enter the password: 2021

4.) Instructions about how to participate in the meeting will play. Use 6 to mute and un mute yourself. Use 9 to raise your hand (the host will call on you).

5.) Please make sure your microphone is on mute when you are not speaking.

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Zoom Resources:

Zoom Support Center (online): https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us

Zoom Download for Desktop/Laptop Computers: https://zoom.us/signup

Zoom Download for iPhone and Apple iOS devices:https://apps.apple.com/…/zoom-cloud-meetings/id546505307

Zoom Download for Android Devices: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details


Do you have any stories that you would like to share about…
…growing up or living in Rendville?
…friends, family members, or loved ones buried in Rendville’s cemetery?
…attending Decoration Day or Memorial Day in Rendville?

The Rendville Historic Preservation Society invites you to participate in a zoom story sharing circle on Thursday, February 18th from 5:00-6:30 PM and Saturday, February 20th from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM.

At the story circles, you will be able to:
-Share your own stories and memories
-Listen to other’s stories and memories
-Meet and socialize with people that have connections to Rendville

These story circles will be recorded as part of the Rendville Historic Preservation Society and Ohio State University Folklore Center’s ongoing research project on the town’s cemetery. The stories you share will also help both the RHPS and the OSU Folklore center produce a virtual Decoration Day event on Thursday, May 27th.

To participate in the story circles, please fill out the registration form at the following link by Tuesday, February 16th. If you have any questions, please email Lydia Smith – smith.13109@osu.edu – for more information.

SIGN UP: HTTPS://FORMS.GLE/R9GT1GDTZQ3NFXNU7


Come join us as we celebrate #Rendville and it’s rich history during Emancipation Day 2019

EMANCIPATION DAY 2019

#SAVETHELITTLEWHITEHOUSE

Please join us on our pursuit to #SaveTheLittleWhiteHouse. By donating to our Rendville Historical Preservation Society fundraiser, you will be contributing to the preservation and revitalization of one of Rendville’s oldest and recognizable landmarks. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward the conversion of the Little White House into a museum for future generations.

CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

https://www.facebook.com/donate/404880100113251/


RELIVE and REVIVE RENDVILLE

REGISTER NOW!

Register now for a 4-hour learning experience (10AM-2PM) with lunch featuring Rendville history and the efforts to save this important site as an important destination for African American history of state and national significance.. This event is set for Saturday, June 1 in downtown Rendville. Arrive at the Rendville Town Hall at 9:45 to check-in and plan for a day with passionate people who care about the future of this town, and who have studied and lived its past. A lunch featuring traditional foods of the community residents will be served, including collard greens and sweet potato pie. The highlight of the day will be hearing from those who grew up in Rendville where an interracial experience created by mine owner William P. Rend established a community where African Americans and arriving European immigrants lived side by side in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s allowing for the breaking of the color barrier before the Civil Rights movements. Filmmaker Burr Beard will screen his Rendville mini-doc, author Frans Doppen will share his 2016 history on Rendville labor union leader Richard L. Davis. Other important figures to be shared include Dr. Isaiah Tuppings, Adam Clayton Powell Sr., Roberta Preston, Sophia Mitchell and Jerry Jackson. Jerry is president of the Rendville Historic Preservation Society and plans to be there. A visit to the Rendville Cemetery and Rendville Art Works are on tap before the morning is over.

Registration is $35 and includes lunch. Special diets and accessibility requests should be made via e-mail to janisivory@gmail.com. Register on-line via Event Brite or send check for $35 to RHPS; 59 Elmwood; Athens, Ohio 45701.