Powell Liberty Historical Society

A window into the past of Powell and Liberty Township

Programs Videos

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Beyond Peter Rabbit

Linda Foster describes the many fascinating facets of Beatrix Potter's life including the origin of Peter Rabbit and many of her other books.

Presentor(s):   Linda Foster

Videographer:   Allen Miller

May-09-2022


Meet a French Voyageur Fur Trader

Tim Kreps becomes Henri, a French Voyageur fur trader, as he shares many trade artifacts and many stories of the Voyageur. You will hear the music of the jaw harp, hear the crack of a flintlock rifle, and see starting a fire with flint and steel,

Presentor(s):   Tim Kreps

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Apr-18-2022


History of the Columbus Zoo

Dr. Michael Kreger, VP of Conservation and Sustainablility at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium presented the History of the Columbus Zoo, 1927 - 2022. Major events in the development are highlighted with numerous anecdotes about zoos in general and the Columbus zoo in particular.

Presentor(s):   Dr. Michael Kreger

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Mar-14-2022


For the Love of Chocolate

Recording of Gretchen Curtis' presentation for the February 14, 2022 program titled "For the Love of Chocolate". The program was prerecorded for presentation at the scheduled time. Gretchen discussed the history of chocolate, where and how it is grown and harvested, its introduction as a treat for the wealthy and how it became more widely distributed for the enjoyment of people around the globe.

Presentor(s):   Gretchen Curtis

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Feb-14-2022


Honoring Veterans of Powell and Liberty Township

Video prerecorded on November 1, 2021 for the November 8, 2021 program honoring veterans. The presenters are Marilyn Battin, Amanda Henning, and Sherry Carmichael. Veterans from the Revolutionary War to current day are highlighted with interesting anecdotes and photographs.

Presentor(s):   Marilyn Battin, Amanda Henning, and Sherry Carmichael

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Nov-08-2021


Interview with Don Bell

An interview with Don Bell conducted by Carole Wilhelm on June 25, 2021 for the September 2021 Program. Don grew up in Powell and attended the Powell School all 12 years. He has many humorous anecdotes about Powell in the '30s and '40s.

Presentor(s):   Don Bell

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Sep-06-2021


Don Bell Interview - Extras

A few extra clips from the Don Bell interview, not included in the main video, that reveal more of Don's personality.

Presentor(s):   Don Bell

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Sep-06-2021


Walking Tour of the Powell Cemetery

A video of the walking tour of the Powell Cemetery hosted by Sherry Carmichael. The tour highlights the first burial (Sherry's great, great, great grandfather) and several other significant former residents of Powell with highlights of Powell history along the way.

Presentor(s):   Sherry Carmichael

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Jun-28-2021


All Men Should Be Free

Dr. Ronald St. Pierre portrays the Rev. John Rankin as he delivers an address to the Ohio Anti-Slavery Society in 1851.

Presentor(s):   Dr. Ronald St. Pierre

Videographer:   Allen Miller

May-10-2021


A Look at Ohio's Historic Barns

Video recorded for Dan Troth's presentation about timber framed barns focusing on restoration and relocation of barns from the 1800s.

Presentor(s):   Dan Troth

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Apr-12-2021


The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History

March 8, 2021 presentation by Dr. Alice Frasier describing the 1918 pandemic with comparisons to Covid 19. The similarities of the two pandemics are reviewed and some of the differences between the two viruses are presented.

Presentor(s):   Dr. Alice Frasier

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Mar-07-2021


100 Miles Downstream

Presented by Brett Carmichael for the Feb. 8, 2021 program. The presentation was recorded on Feb. 3 and made available for viewing on Feb. 8.

Presentor(s):   Brett Carmichael

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Feb-07-2021


Homefront Knitting Supported WW I and WW II Troops

Gretchen Curtis' presentation for the November 9, 2020 program prerecorded on November 3, 2020. Gretchen describes the fascinating role that knitting played in supporting our troops. The emphasis is on WW I and WW II but earlier wars are also included.

Presentor(s):   Gretchen Curtis

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Nov-09-2020


The Story Behind the Stories

Presentation by Linda Foster for virtual program. Recorded on October 7, 2020 for October 12, 2020 program. The program covered the role key individuals in the development of children's and teen literature in the early 20th century.

Presentor(s):   Linda Foster

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Oct-11-2020


History of the Liberty Township Fire Department

Battalion Chief Jim Reardon presented the history of the Liberty Township fire department from the early '90s to the present.

Presentor(s):   Jim Reardon

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Mar-09-2020


Area High School Students Work Toward Gold and Eagle Awards

Presentation by Abbie Oglibee and Gavin Bull describing girl and boy scout programs leading to the Gold Award for girls and Eagle for boys.

Presentor(s):   Abbie Oglibee and Gavin Bull

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Feb-11-2020


Gavin Bull's Slides for Scouting Program

Slides with audio from Gavin Bull's presentation February 10, 2020. Gavin describes the journey through scouting culminating in the Eagle award.

Presentor(s):   Gavin Bull

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Feb-10-2020


2019 Walking tour of downtown Powell

Video of the tour courtesy of Bud Cahill.

Presentor(s):   Sherry Carmichael

Videographer:   Bud Cahill

Aug-12-2019


Historic House and Garden Tour

Video of Carole Wilhelm's presentation at the July 2019 program. The formation of the Powell Liberty Historical Society, restoration of the Martin-Perry House, and the long-term relationship with the Powell Area Garden Club are described.

Presentor(s):   Carole Wilhelm

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Jul-08-2019


Historic House and Garden Tour-With Slides

Video of Carole Wilhelm's July 8, 2019 presentation with presentation slides superimposed. Describes the formation of PLHS, renovation of the Martin-Perry House and the role of the Powell Garden Club in developing and maintaining the gardens

Presentor(s):   Carole Wilhelm

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Jul-08-2019


Historic House and Garden Tour - Slides with Audio

The presentation slides used at the July 8, 2019 program with recorded narration

Presentor(s):   Carole Wilhelm

Videographer:   NA

Jul-08-2019


Hyattsville, "A Railroad Town": the village, the man and his house

Sherry Carmichael's History of Hyatts presentation from June 10, 2019. The presentation covers the formation of Hyatts in northern Liberty Township and traces its development to the present day. The presentation slides are superimposed on the video.

Presentor(s):   Sherry Carmichael

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Jun-10-2019


History of Hyatts Slides with Audio

The slides used by Sherry Carmichael for the June 10, 2019 program with the recorded audio. The program addressed the formation of Hyatts and traced its development to the current day. An interview with Craig Carmichael, current owner of Mr. Hyatt's house is included.

Presentor(s):   Sherry Carmichael

Videographer:  

Jun-10-2019


The Story of the Historical Marker Database

Presentation by Jose Prats, May 13, 2019. Jose conceived the idea of the database, developed it, and is responsible for its maintenance and operation.

Presentor(s):   Jose Prats

Videographer:   Allen Miller

May-13-2019


The Four Corners and the Railroad Crossing

Police Chief Gary Vest remembered 23 years of service to Powell.

Presentor(s):   Gary Vest

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Apr-08-2019


A Ride on the C D & M (Columbus, Delaware and Marion Railroad Company)

Jack Hilborn's presentation recorded at the Martin-Perry House July 9, 2018 Lighting conditions are not optimal. Approximately the first half is exposed for the room and the screen is not visible. The screen is somewhat more visible in the second half but the speaker and the room are underexposed.

Presentor(s):   Jack Hilborn

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Jul-09-2018