First Installment of the 2017 Perry County Bicentennial Lecture Series
On Saturday, March 25, at 2:00 PM, please join us for the “kickoff” program of our “seven part lecture series” celebration of the various historical contributions Perry County has made to our state and our nation!
On this afternoon T. Chris Wilson and C. Scott Moore, both local and with plenty of experience and knowledge, will educate us regarding the major role the Southern Perry County area played in unearthing and providing for our state and nation the lime, salt, clay and iron that was so important to its development, even before the explosion of the coal industry in that area. As Chris relates it .. “Mother Nature and Geography” … and she gave us quite a blessing!
Each of the lectures will be held in one of the authentic and beautiful buildings that played an important part in that area’s history and this program is no exception. It will be held in the comfortable and remodeled Tecumseh Theater (116 W. Main St.) in Shawnee, Ohio.
A little bit about our speakers ….
Chris Wilson is a local historian and engineer, born and raised on a dairy and beef farm in Perry County. After high school, he joined the Air Force and served two tours in Asia. He earned his Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering at Georgia Tech and continued his engineering work in both private and governmental areas. He returned to rural Southern Perry County and for some years has spent time doing historical background studies on the impact of the natural environment on people who live in given areas. He resides on a farm in Pleasant Township.
Scott Moore was born in Dayton, Ohio, and completed the Forestry Program at Hocking Technical College. He became a Forestry Crew Leader with the Wyoming State Lands Commission and later Surveyor for the Uranium/Energy Division with Homestake Mining Company in the Black Hills. Following, he became a Surveyor, Landman, Water Field Sampler and Environmental Coordinator with Homestake at the McLaughlin Gold Mine in Northern California. Scott resides in Corning.
No matter where you live, you will enjoy learning about the major contributions, the life styles, the successes/failures and sacrifices, and the wealth and poverty of an area of Perry County most of us know very little about. If you have any questions about our program, please feel free to contact President, John McGaughey, 740-987-4862. We look forward to seeing you on March 25!