Boardman Historical society announces new officers, programs


BOARDMAN

Boardman Historical Society elected officers at a recent meeting. Those assuming their duties are Richard Scarsella, president; Jerry Ambrecht, vice president; Rick Shale, treasurer; and Atty. Bob Fulton, acting secretary. The officers also were seated as board members along with Diane Ambrecht and Debbie Liptak.

Three authors, Tom Welsh, Joshua Foster and Gordon Morgan, will present a program of Jewish history at 10 a.m. Oct. 14 at the Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., for the society. This is the first in a series of history-centered presentations to be hosted by the society.

A program Nov. 11 will feature Rick Shale, YSU professor emeritus, speaking on the life of Joseph Butler, founder of The Butler Museum of American Art.

Scarsella, chairman of the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society, will be featured at the Dec. 9 program to detail the legacy of the Eclectic Readers written by local educator William Holmes McGuffey.

All programs will take place at the Boardman Library and will begin at 10 a.m.

Presentations are free and open to the public. Reservations are required. For information and to register, call Donna Hammond at 330-726-0651.

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 St. John’s Episcopal Church, which it moved to Boardman Park, and renamed the St. John’s Meeting House. For information about the society, call Scarsella at 330-726-8277.

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