May 11, 2019

LUNCH and LEARN Event at The Shoup-Schantz House
     and Solomon Shoup Springhouse
        1088 Old Mill Lane, Beavercreek, Ohio 
             (off N. Fairfield across the street from the 9-11 Memorial)

Cost: $15.00 - Advance reservations / payment required
You may pay by check at the BWL meeting or online at EventBrite (Click HERE.)

Bobbie Carpenter and Chris Hagenbuch will provide a tour of the property and tell the story of the settlement of this property in 1805 on the banks of the Little Beaver Creek. (Note: it is across the Creek from Daytona Mills, the oldest continuous business in Beavercreek!) 

The lunch will be served in the newest building on the property: a garage. Some of the spring wild flowers will be in bloom. Come and hear the fascinating history of the families who called this property home (i.e. owners: Shoup, Schantz, and Hagenbach). Each family contributed to the foundation and development of what is now the City of Beavercreek.. The tour will be of the (relocated) Coy cabin built before 1800, the historic barn and spring house. The Shoup/Schantz-Hagenbauch brick house is no longer safe. The only thing left from Shoup is the site of the mill. That mill was built in 1805 and sold to Schantz in 1868. Ben Belden bought the then closed mill (or its parts) in 1921, moved it across the creek and opened Daytona Mill, run by electricity. Grace and Bill Hagenbuch lived on this property until their death and they donated many acres of preserved wetland to enhance the Creekside Bikeway Tail with hiking paths. Chris and her family currently reside on the property and are providing this unique opportunity for BWL members.