Powell Liberty Historical Society

A window into the past of Powell and Liberty Township

Program Schedule


Date
February 14, 2022, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Title
History of Chocolate
Presenter
Gretchen Curtis, retired pediatric nurse after 36 years mostly in Denver, Colorado, currently a resident of Powell and Lakeside.
Summary
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Date
March 14, 2022, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Title
A History of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Presenter
Dr. Michael Kreger, VP of Conservation and Sustainability, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Summary
From it's humble beginnings in 1927 as a home for a few reindeer to more than 10,000 animals representing over 600 species from around the globe, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium leads and inspires by connecting people and wildlife. As we approach the Zoo's 100th birthday, it remains a beloved community asset that has global impact, annually contributing more than $4 million of privately raised funds to support conservation projects worldwide. Dr. Michael Kreger will talk about where the Columbus Zoo has been and its progressive march to gaining an international reputation for excellence in animal care, conservation, and education.

Date
April 11, 2022, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Title
Living History re-enactment of a French Voyageur
Presenter
Tim Kreps, retired teacher and history re-enactor
Summary
As you step into a French fur traders camp, Tim Kreps will help you experience the sights and sounds of a time gone by. Tim becomes Henri' as he shares the fur, the trade artifacts and the many stories of the Voyageur. You will also see primitive fire making, enjoy the music of a jaw harp, and hear the loud crack of a flintlock rifle! Tim has given this presentation to many students and lovers of history over the last 40 years. He is a recipient of his school system's Teacher of the Year and was also named the Ohio Social Studies Teach of the Year.

Date
May 09, 2022, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Title
Liberty Presbyterian Church, A Local Historic Gem
Presenter
Tracy Scott, retired teacher
Summary
Tracy will share with us the history of the church and its role in the development of Powell. This program will be presented at Liberty church. Included will be a tour of the church and grounds, highlighting some interesting historical facts.

Date
November 14, 2022, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Title
Powell and the Civil War
Presenter
Amanda Henning, Manager Powell Library, PLHS volunteer
Summary
Mandy will highlight some Powell Civil War veterans and talk about some national campaigns and battles.