Historical society’s speaker series will cover local, national topics

Staff report


The Trumbull County Historical Society will launch its annual Sunday Speaker Series with the first program at 2 p.m. Sunday. Seven of the nine programs will be at the Kinsman House, 303 Mahoning Ave., home of the Warren Heritage Center.

This week’s lecture is “Ohio’s Role in Woman Suffrage: Three Reasons to Celebrate BIG.” It will be presented by Katherine Durack in partnership with the Upton Association. Durack is a representative from the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial, a nationwide organization dedicated to bringing a national memorial to honor suffragists by the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment in 2020.

Meghan Reed, historical society executive director, said speakers from across the country will present information this year thanks to a sponsorship from Paige & Byrnes Insurance.

The series will continue the first Sunday of every month from May through December. All programs begin at 2 p.m., and are free, family friendly, and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Here is the schedule:

  • May 6, Kinsman House: “Deconstructing Historic Homes: A Case Study from Braceville,” by Warren councilman John Brown and architectural historian Chris Klingemier.
  • June 3, location to be announced: “The Architecture of Segregation: How Redlining Reshaped Warren,” by Jason Reece, Ohio State University assistant professor of city and regional planning.
  • July 1, Kinsman House: “WOW Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold Clothes,” by Patricia Edmonson, museum advisory council curator of costume and textiles, Western Reserve Historical Society.
  • Aug. 5, Kinsman House: “Terrorizing Immigrants and Catholics: The KKK in the 1920s,” by William Trollinger of the University of Dayton.
  • Sept. 2, Kinsman House: “The Franklin and Warren Railroad: The Backbone to the Erie Railroad,” by Andy Olson, amateur historian and author of “Forging the Bee Line Railroad.”
  • Oct. 7, Kinsman House: “Big, Heavy and Brightly Painted: The Decorative Arts of Ohio’s Germanic Communities,” by Andrew Richmond, president & CEO, Wipiak Consulting and Appraisals.
  • Nov. 4, Kinsman House: “Carrie Green Mountain: The Great Migration and Emancipated Slaves in Warren,” a panel discussion.
  • Dec. 2, Harding High School: “West Side and East Side: Warren’s High School Rivalry, Panthers and Raiders,” discussion at Warren G. Harding High School Library, 860 Elm Road.

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