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Speaker Information

Kathleen Addlesperger
TOPIC: Mystery at the Museum – a beautiful white-on-white quilt, hand stitched in the 1840s for the wedding of Jacintha Cook, but which was never used. Who was Jacintha? What tragedy prevented the quilt from being used? Did she have a full life, or would sorrow follow her all her days? See the quilt and hear about the research and what was discovered.
COST: Donation to Richland County Museum
CONTACT: 614-226-8315 or richlandcountymuseum.org

Alan Wigton
TOPIC: Available to talk about and promote Oak Hill Cottage and/or the role played by the Richland County Historical Society in historic preservation – 20 minutes or longer with PowerPoint slides.
COST: No fee
CONTACT: 419-543-1619

Steve Cummins or Jerry Miller
TOPIC: Available to speak, five minutes to one hour, about the importance of manufacturing and our history of industrialists since the early 1800s to the present and the 60 manufacturing members of the Regional Manufacturing Coalition.
COST: No fee
CONTACT: Steve 419-564-6273 Jerry 419-564-5585

Robert Carter
TOPIC: Robert A. Carter was born in Mansfield, Ohio in 1935 and graduated from Lexington High School in 1954. Married, with five children and nine grandchildren, he currently lives in Manfield. Bob is a member of the Richland County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, the Ohio Historical Society, and the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM). He is the author of six books on local history, The Mansfield Riots of 1900 and Water-Powered Mills of Richland County being his most recent. The mill book covers the mills along the forks of the Mohican River and touches on the lives and families of those who operated them.

Jack Johnson
TOPIC: Available for talks about 18th century provincial militias in the colonies. He can discuss the time period of 1755 through the Revolutionary War. He will be in period dress typical of a militiaman along with all accoutrements, which include firearms, knives/axes, and typical items used during the period. He is also able to demonstrate musket firing (blanks) with approval by local authorities. He has 30 years of experience with 18th century living history.
COST: Fee based on program length
CONTACT: 419-709-2213