Activities of the East Liverpool Historical Society 2009
The Historical Society has had another busy year with many groups using the house; the Society getting into the 21st century by the Web site; having the book "Hills and Kilns " placed on a CD. And hopefully we will have the Hans Hacker paintings also on a DVD. [ The Hans Hacker DVD is out and available through the Historical Society and or Museum of Ceramics.] WE have been working closely with the Museum of Ceramics on these projects and will share the profits with the two groups.
The Annual Dinner was a sellout with persons coming from out of town to learn the true story of "Pretty Boy" Floyd. While some persons wondered why we would recognize a killer, others realized that it was the news story of the last century and for a few days in October of 1934 East Liverpool made National Headline News.
The house was open for the Pottery Festival and hosted the Annual China Collectors Reception during their convention in June. New this year was a very successful "Quilt and Coverlet Show held late in September. Many persons came to see the handiwork, including many who had never been in the house before. As usual we had a good turnout for the Winter Open House after the Christmas Parade and hen again the next afternoon. Three groups held their Christmas meetings at the house, and as usual the Green family did an outstanding job of decorating for Christmas.
Tim and Joan continued to answer mail and do research on a variety of subjects. Many of the requests were for information on family members who had lived in East Liverpool at an earlier time. Both Tim and Joan continued to do programs on a multitude of subjects. Pretty Boy Floyd, The Civil War, The Thompson Family at Thompson Park, One Room Schools, Revolutionary Soldiers are a few of the topics covered.
Among the gifts to the Historical Society were two large scraps books which George Marshall had prepared on the Ohio River. They were donated by his brother Harry Marshall to the Society.
Submitted by Joan Witt, Vice President of East Liverpool Historical Society.