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June 13, 2024

Summer Lecture Series

Join us for free lunchtime talks with Professor Tim! Bring a bag lunch and hear about a variety of history topics. June 26 – The American Dust Bowl July 24 – Labor Unrest in the 1930’s August 28 – To Build a Home- Reflections on Construction Timothy P. Lynch, PhD is Professor Emeritus of History […]

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June 12, 2024

Historic Fall Trade Faire at Fort Piqua

Participate in Fall festivities and interact with trades-people and characters from the mid-18th to mid-19th centuries. Food and craft vendors will be on hand. The Johnston home will be open for tours and the General Harrison canal boat will be operating throughout the event. All activities are included with price of admission.

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June 11, 2024

Ohio Statewide Underground Railroad Gathering

Calling all educators and students! Join partners from around the state as we gather to learn about and discuss the Underground Railroad in Ohio and how to share these stories. The Ohio Statewide Underground Railroad Gathering aims to unite present and potential future Network to Freedom sites throughout Ohio, which has the highest number of […]

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June 10, 2024

Beginning Genealogy

Congratulations! You have decided to research your family history. Join genealogist Jayne Davis and discuss how to organize your research, what records to look for, online research sites and how to use DNA to find your ancestors. At this course’s completion, participants have the resources needed to begin researching their genealogy and filling out an […]

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June 10, 2024

Avoiding an Ancestor Identity Crisis

How can you tell if a name in a database or record is really your ancestor? Genealogists often deal with the challenges of identifying ancestors despite same names, irregular spellings, inconsistent ages, similar places, unknown maiden names, missing vital records, ancestral migration and boundary changes. Knowing how to sort these issues out is crucial to […]

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June 10, 2024

Cemeteries for Genealogical Research

Hunting for an ancestor’s gravestone can be an exciting adventure or a frustrating series of dead ends. When we find our ancestor’s gravestone, we are often in awe, as it can give important birth, death, and marriage dates. But just because that information is written in stone doesn’t mean it is always correct! Join Krista […]

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June 10, 2024

Hanby Westerville Walking Tour

Join us as we travel back in time for a special one-hour walking tour. Visitors will walk the paths and roads that the Hanby family traversed as they went to work, school and church, and guided freedom seekers to safety. On Saturday, September 28, participants will have a unique view into the life of the […]

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June 10, 2024

Ohio Underground Railroad Whistle-stop Poetry Tour at Hanby House

The Ohio Poetry Association and the Poets Against Racism and Hate USA Underground Railroad Whistle-stop Poetry Tour is coming to Hanby House on Saturday, September 14 from 1–4 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of poetry and music on the grounds at Hanby House. The historic home will be open for guided tours. This free […]

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June 10, 2024

Semi-Colon Club: The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy and the Path to a Shared Future by Robert P. Jones

Taking the story of white supremacy in America back to 1493, and examining contemporary communities in Mississippi, Minnesota, and Oklahoma for models of racial repair, The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy is “full of urgency and insight” (The New York Times) as it helps chart a new course toward a genuinely pluralistic democracy.   What […]

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June 10, 2024

Voices for Truth: Gothic Social Criticism

Gothic authors have often used what is sometimes an escapist genre for insightful social criticism. Get into the Halloween spirit by listening to the voices for truth in short stories by three Gothic authors, including Harriet herself. Suggested reading: George Washington Cable, “Belles Demoiselles Plantation” (1874) Harriet Beecher Stowe, TBA William Faulkner, “A Rose for […]