Railroad topic of Tallmadge Historical Society program
The Tallmadge Historical Society will feature author and lecturer Ken Springirth, who will speak on the history of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at Old Town Hall on the Circle.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the first passenger train arriving in Tallmadge. In 1863, the Atlantic & Great Western Railroad was opened to Tallmadge. This later became the Kent Division of the Erie Railroad. The Freedom Trail through Tallmadge was once the roadbed for what was then called the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad.
Springirth, a graduate of Drexel University, has written 20 books on rail subjects.
Family memberships are available for $10 for those who'd like to belong to the oldest active Historical Society in Ohio. There is no charge for the program, and all are welcome to attend.
Refreshments will be served. Attendees are asked to park at Jubilee Donuts directly across from Town Hall where an officer will be on duty to assist in crossing the Circle.
The Tallmadge Historical Society is invites the public to attend an open house Sept. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. The Town Hall will have cards, wooden miniatures and Tallmadge History books for sale. The Museum has many artifacts and books to see. The Historicl Church is one of the 58 sites of the Ohio Historical Society and the OHS passport books as well as the stickers are available at the Church. Additionally, the Schenkenberger House at 35 Southwest Ave. will have on display, best selling author Echo Herron's latest book "Noon at Tiffany's," the story of Tallmadge's own Clara Wolcott Driscoll, the noted designer of Tiffany Lamps. The book will be available that day for $15.