The Westerville Education Foundation is inviting you to the first public unveiling of Minerva France Elementary School. The school is named for a woman of distinction who was a pioneer in the field of library science. Minerva France attended the Westerville Schools, was one of the first black women to study library science and worked as a librarian at Wilberforce College. The new school building’s architecture is a tribute to the amusement park which was on the site. From 1895-1902, Minerva Park was a popular destination for families and was connected to Columbus by the interurban trolley. The new school has design elements which are an homage to both the park and the trolley. The Minerva France Elementary open house which takes place from 2-8pm on Sunday, September 18 will feature activities for young people, dramatic presentations and music.