The Land Conservancy of Hamilton County will hold its summer meeting on Friday, June 21, at 7 p.m. in the Shaker Meeting House, 11813 Oxford Road, Crosby Township.
The meeting, hosted by Friends of White Water Shaker Village, is open to the public.
The meeting features a review of the Conservancy’s land preservation activities.
This includes the announcement of a Conservation Easement that protects 50-acres of Chanyata Farm in rural north Colerain Township, assuring that this family land always will be used for farming, forestry and preservation of wildlife habitats.
The Land Conservancy of Hamilton County, a nonprofit organization with membership open to all, helps families preserve their lands, and works to protect land and water resources to benefit the quality of life of all citizens.
White Water Shaker Village architecture reveals the past. Learn all about Crosby Township’s amazing Shaker history from Kathy Luhn, executive director of Friends of White Water Shaker Village.
Luhn will share the Friends’ ongoing efforts to restore the Shaker buildings inside and out, attending to the details of Shaker craftsmanship.
Take a guided tour to explore the adjacent Dwelling House, and a smoke house, woodshed, milk house, horse barn, gardens and more.
The Friends are in the midst of an effort to bring new life to the Shaker community that thrived in Crosby Township between 1824 and 1916.
Their goal is to open the site to the public in the near future. Efforts to reclaim the Shaker heritage started in earnest when the Hamilton County Park District acquired 22 remaining structures and safeguarded them amid their agricultural setting.