AWTHS Summer Events

Please join us at AWTHS for our summer events as well as area community happenings. JUNE Every Saturday morning the Veterans Market (Farmers Market) will be open for vendors to set up for free during the summer. Shoppers please support our local small businesses. Vendors can send us photos to post on our FB page […]

Those “Little Buildings”…Summer Kitchen?

1975 Located behind Arcanum Public Library-once part of Ivester House Recently we posted this question on our AWTHS FB page regarding “What are those little buildings sitting behind a main house”? What was their purpose or what were they called? We received a variety of comments among them: summer kitchen, smoke house, root cellar, storage […]

Spring Houses, Pump and Water Sheds

Pump shed Twin Twp. which had troughs for cool water to keep food products. A windmill sat on this property at one time. We are continuing our blog series after writing last time about summer kitchens, smoke houses and root cellars. We copy from Wikipedia about springhouses: A spring house, or springhouse, is a small building, usually […]

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