Monday, April 18, 2016

Ohio Humanities Speakers - Darke County Genealogicla Society

Darke County Genealogical Society in cooperation with Ohio Humanities will present Appalachian History and Culture on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Garst Museum, 205 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH.

The mother and daughter team of Peggy Calestro and Julie Calestro-McDonald will be the guest speakers for this event. Peggy and Julie have been fascinated for more than twenty years with Central Appalachia, which includes Appalachian Ohio. Both have written about Appalachian history and culture and have presented at conferences and seminars. Their most recent publication, Lost and Found in Appalachia, is a book of photos and brief narratives of some of the places they’ve visited during their extensive travel in the region. Julie is a clinical social worker at OSU/Harding Behavioral Health and Medicine and Peggy is Vice President of the Ohio Children’s Foundation.

This presentation defines the Appalachian region and explores the history of those who settled there. It provides insights into the origins of Appalachian culture and beliefs, important historical events which shaped the region and the roles absentee ownership an extractive industries continue to play in the region.

This presentation is made possible in part by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

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