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Great Stone Viaduct Winter Lecture Series
The Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society is once again partnering with the Bellaire Public Library to present a series of weekly talks on the history of the Ohio Valley and beyond. The series begins on February 7th and will run every Wednesday at 6 pm throughout the end of March.
The lectures schedule is as follows:
Feb. 7: Tim Anderson, a professor of geography from Ohio University will present “Settling Ohio: First Peoples,” focusing on early explorers and highlighting artifacts.
Feb. 14: Local historian Dan Frizzi will make a presentation about Belmont County’s railroads.
Feb. 21: Patrick Hipple of Ohio’s Coin Co. will speak about Osborne Coinage in Cincinnati, one of the oldest in the country.
Feb. 28: Shawn MacIntyre, curator and director of the Braddock Battlefield Museum in Braddock, Pennsylvania, will present “Braddock’s Defeat,” about the loss of Gen. Edward Braddock in the French and Indian War.
March 6: Dwight Jones, a railroad aficionado from Columbus, will present “Cabooses and B&O Potpourri.”
March 13: Gordie Longshaw, a former county commissioner who runs City Advertisers in Bridgeport, will speak about sports legends in the Ohio Valley.
March 20: Jeanne Finstein and Judi Hendrickson, members of the Friends of Wheeling, will present “Eight Women of Note: A Review of Wheeling History Through the Eyes of Eight Influential Women.”
March 27: Taylor Abbott, Monroe County treasurer, will present “A River Runs Through It – Early Exploration down the Ohio River.”
The event is free and open to the public. The lectures will also be live streamed on Facebook and kept online at the library’s website, bellaire.lib.oh.us.