Upcoming Events:

2017

March 24, 2017 - Culled from reels of film found in the papers of Admiral Richard E. Byrd and recently preserved by the National Film Preservation Foundation, Byrd 1933 is a glorious cinematic record of the famed explorer's expeditions. Through extensive research, filmmaker Pamela I. Theodotou has captured the expedition as a whole, along with Byrd's own voice and the environmental and animal sounds of Antarctica originally recorded by scientists on the expedition. If you have an interest in history, filmmaking, or Antarctica, join us for the film and panel discussion with staff from Ohio State's Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center. The event, open to the public, will be at the Westerville Public Library on Friday, March 24th at 7:00pm in the meeting rooms. Doors open at 6:40pm

 

May 26, 2017 - How does a mummy, a prince, a grave robber, and a mailbox robber relate to Westerville? Join us to hear some of Westerville's most interesting stories and you can decide for yourself whether you want to believe it or not! The event, open to the public, will be at the Westerville Public Library on Friday, May 26, 2017, at 7:30pm in the meeting rooms. Doors open at 7:00pm

 

September 15, 2017 - "Westerville's Religious Roots." Religion has played an important role in the development of Blendon Township and Westerville. Presbyterians, United Brethren, and Methodists were here when the land was being cleared for farms. Find out how these three denominations continue to influence Westerville, from it's earliest beginnings to the present day.

 

November 19, 2017 - The annual dessert social and program will feature a visit by Underground Railroad conductors John Parker (portrayed by Anthony Gibbs) and John Rankin (portrayed by Ron St. Pierre.) Former slave Parker and Rev. Rankin provide a beacon of hope to fugitives feeling the chains of bondage across the river into Ohio. Join us and listen to their harrowing stories of escape and danger. There is a charge for this event.

 

 

 

You may also be interested in these events in 2017 at the Westerville Public Library:

1.      Lisa Wood of the Ohio History Connection will be presenting a program on protecting and conserving photographs, family correspondence and other important paper items on Monday, January 23rd at 7pm at the Westerville Public Library in our meeting rooms. Registration is required.

2.      Cliff Eckle, curator at the Ohio History Connection will be presenting a program on cleaning, handling and preserving family heirlooms (3 dimensional objects) on Monday, March 6th at 7pm at the Westerville Public Library in our meeting rooms. Registration is required.

3.      Finally, we have a new phone app which just went live - it is of industrial Westerville and follows the bike and walking path through the portion of Westerville where factories like Kilgore and Bennett Mfg. were located. http://www.westervillelibrary.org/history-app This will take you to all four of the phone app tours.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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