LOOKING AT THE FUTURE TO BRING THE PAST TO LIFE. March 8, 2002.

During the past month the WAHS has been meeting to create a new strategy on how we may bring our history alive to our local residents. Many ideas are on the table at present, including more historical markings, interactive, having reenactors to bring the past face to face and bringing in representatives from area historical societies for cultural exchanges.

All in all we have nearly eighteen ideas we are looking at. As always we want to keep the children and young adults interested in our heritage. When we decide on how to best present our ideas we will be seeking our residents for volunteer work. Stay tuned as we progress on these ideas.

We also will be adding a railroad switch for our Erie Lackawanna tracks. It is vey heavy so finding the right location to display it is under consideration. The new pergola is still waiting for completion and Roger Havens is keeping us informed on the progress. Also the donated locks are still being repaired but we should have them displayed soon in the museum.

March First Friday was a very busy night at the Johnson House Museum. Art work from local students were displayed around town. We hosted the unique talents of the Franklin students. Of course the odor of doughnuts wafted all about town bringing in numerous hungry visitors.

Tonight, March 9th, Mike Burg, author of The Wadsworth Area Homicides will be giving his talk at 7:30 at the Wadsworth Library conference room.

April’s First Friday will be the British Invasion. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more detail.

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