Boardman Historical Society announces second fall season program

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The Boardman Historical Society will present the second fall season lecture program at the Boardman library, located at 7680 Glenwood Avenue in Boardman, on Nov. 11, featuring Rick Shale, Youngstown State University professor emeritus, speaking on the life of Joseph Butler, founder of the Butler Museum of Art, located in Youngstown.

The presentations are open to the public. Admission is free. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins are admitted based upon seating availability. Phone BHS board member Dona Hammond, 330-726-0651, for reservations or more program information.

The Dec. 9 Boardman Historical Society program will feature Richard S. Scarsella, chairman of the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society, detailing the legacy of the Eclectic Readers, written by local educator William Holmes McGuffey. McGuffey is known as “America’s Schoolmaster.” All programs take place at the Boardman library and begin at 10 a.m.

The Boardman Historical Society maintains a museum of Boardman and local artifacts, at Boardman Park, in the historic Dechon House. Tours are by appointment only.

The society was instrumental in the purchase of Boardman’s St. James Episcopal Church, which was moved to Boardman Park, and renamed the St. James Meeting House.

For more information about the society, contact BHS president, Richard S. Scarsella, at 330-726-8277.

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