Welcome to Harlem Township Heritage
Preserving Our Past, Promoting Our Present, Preparing Our Future
To create interest in Harlem Township, its historical past and natural surroundings through preservation, conservation, education and Harlem Township Heritage, Inc.’s specific objectives.

Ice Skating Party in the Park (weather permitting)
Date is TBD
1:00 - 3:00 pm @ the Community Park
  1. 1:00 pm to 1:15pm
    Figure Skating Demonstrations
    Demonstrations by figure and freestyle skaters (Sanctioned by USFigure Skating)
  2. 1:15 pm to 1:30 pm
    Youth Hockey Association demonstrations
    Watch the Youth Hockey Association demonstrations
  3. 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
    Open skating
    Open skating, hot chocolate, burn barrels for warming up, and fun!
Bring your own Skates

Skate at your own risk
- No Horseplay
- Keep Pucks on Ice
- Be Courteous
- No food, drink candy, or cigaretters on the ice
- Alcohol is prohibited

All rules and regulations have been posted on the ice skating rink.

​     Benches and padded area for putting on skates
     Bleachers for viewing (bring a blanket to sit on)

Skating in the Park
Open starting from December 16th 
Park hours 5:00 am - 11:00 pm @ the Community Park
Harlem Township Community Ice Rink is now OPEN!!!
Bring your own Skates
Come and skate in our very own community ice rink! Please follow all rules and regulations and be safe when skating.
Skate at your own risk
- Wear Protective Gear
- No Horseplay
- Stay off Ice If Not Frozen
- Keep Pucks on Ice
- Be Courteous
- No food, drink candy, or cigaretters on the ice
- Alcohol is prohibited
- Park closes at 11 pm

All rules and regulations have been posted on the ice skating rink.
Any lost items, please see Lost and Found section
Lost and Found
Winter in the Park
December 10, 2016
5:00 - 8:00 pm @ the Community Park

'Tis the Season!

Join us for:
Wagon Rides starting at 5:45 pm, lighted pathways, a visit with Santa starting at 6:00 p,m, food and hot beverages ALL FREE!

Don't miss the lighting of the tree at 5:30 pm!

Sponsored by Harlem Township Heritage, Inc

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Harlem Township Heritage Historical Meeting
November 17, 2016
​7:00pm @ Harlem Township Firehouse Community Room
Ms. Harrocks will share the "best practices" for preservation of old cemeteries.  She has previously given historic cemetery-related presenations for the Village of Fredericktown and Dawes Arboretum in Newark (they have a historic cemetery on their grounds), as well as numerous presentations for the AGS, to both the Ohio and National chapter.  She will cater the presentation to cemeteries in our area.

Meeting is open to the public so please pass the word on to those you know who might be intersted.  
Light refreshments will be available.  Please RSVP to Vicki Tieche @ mvtieche@att.net or 740-965-4535 so we know how many to expect.  

Hope to see you there.
Chicken Noodle Dinner
September 23 and October 28, 2016, 
The Chicken Noodle Dinners are from 4 to 7 pm at the Grange building at 12900 Center Village Rd. in Harlem Township.  We will have both chicken and beef noodle dinners available for dine-in or carry-out.  Come for a hearty meal of beef or chicken noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, choice of salad, dessert, and drink.  We do the cooking and clean-up for you so you can get out of the house and enjoy the nice weather! Our noodles are still all hand-made!  Everybody is welcome, so invite your family, friends and neighbors to join you.  Hope you can make it!
Harlem Township Days
August 20 -21, 2016,
Community Park, Center Village
September 25, 2016
Harlem Township Days 2016 was an amazing success!!
Straw was thrown in areas to avoid mud pits.  Thanks to Carl and all the helpers!

Read below on how each day unfolded.


Stephen Hollen from Beavercreek, Ohio has become a regular at our Harlem Township Days celebration. Stephen portrays several historical characters and spends his time walking around the park engaging people in conversation and telling them about the character he's portraying. This year on Saturday he was one of his ancestors, George Adam Mann, a Quaker, who because of circumstances went against his religion and fought for the Yankees in the American Revolution. On Sunday Stephen was back as Conductor Dan, the Railroad Man, passing out and stamping tickets that were worth "absolutely nothing".

Did you bring a wood flower home from Harlem Township Days? If you did it means you met up with Gary Davis from Galena who delights in showing everyone how to make an attractive flower from a stick of wood with his jack-knife. Watching Gary work is always fun and informative.

We are very appreciative that Mr. Crego took the time on Sunday to carve the large limb section saved from our township big tree into a bench for the park.


It was a lot of fun to hear the calliope playing tunes from our childhood. The calliope added a festive touch to the beginnings of our Harlem Township Days celebration.

It looked like people were having a lot of fun as they rode by.

You could hear the cheers from the crowd in the main tent to the ends of the park when Matt Jergens was performing for the audience.


McFarland's Llama Ranch in Mount Vernon brought their adorable llamas on Sunday this year. Their llamas are very well behaved and don't spit (bonus). We always enjoy seeing these majestic animals.

The Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull put on by the Licking Valley Alumni Association was a big success this year with thirty-seven children participating (one of them just squeaked by to get in at the minimum weight of thirty pounds.) The number of children entered in each class was: 32 children in Class 1, 11 children in Class 2, and 4 children in Class 3!

Winner of the pull were...

Class 1, Michael Vance (23 ft), Emily Govoghan (19 ft), and Sophie Green (11 ft)
Class 2, Katelyn Boudinot (53 ft), Nathan Hite (45 ft), and Layne Whitehall (22 ft)
Class 3, Joseph Noblet (52.5 ft), Matthew Hite (50 ft), and Josephine Moellman (40.5 ft)

Congratulations to all!

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Duncan Run Patch Ride
July 09, 2016,

After all the hot and humid weather, Saturday July 9th turned out to be perfect – not too hot, not too humid, and a little bit of breeze – wonderful weather for the 189 bicycle riders who turned out for the 6th annual Duncan's Run Patch Ride.

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  1. Harlem Township Days
  2. Tractors
  3. Car Show
  4. Tractor Pull
  5. Vendors
  6. Exhibitors
  7. Jazz
  8. Juggling
  9. Pancake Breakfast
  10. Railroad man
  11. Llamas
  12. Wagon Rides
  13. Taekwondo
  14. Bounce house
  15. Ponies
  16. Duncan Run Patch Ride
  17. Duncan Run Patch Ride
  18. Duncan Run Patch Ride
  19. Duncan Run Patch Ride
  20. Duncan Run Patch Ride
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  23. Duncan Run Patch Ride
  24. Duncan Run Patch Ride
  25. Duncan Run Patch Ride
  26. Standing by the fire
  27. Snow man family
  28. Santa's house