Home News Portage County Freedom Township Historical Society News and Notes

Freedom Township Historical Society News and Notes

39
0

The Freedom Township Historical Society will host a special program, “Around the Kitchen Table with the Evans Family,” at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Freedom Community Center, 8940 S.R. 700. The program will feature different generations of the Evans family in a moderated discussion about their family’s history in Freedom Township and their role as farmers in the community. After the discussion there will be refreshments and a time to visit with the Evans and other attendees. Everyone is invited to come and learn about a fascinating portion of Freedom’s past and present.
Also, if you are attending the annual Freedom Community Picnic on Aug. 20 take some time to drop by the FTHS display on the Freedom Town Hall front porch. Our members will have books, photos, and artifacts from Freedom’s history, and you can learn how to join and/or contribute to our organization, including a limited-time opportunity to become a charter member. We are now a 501(c)3 nonprofit, which means that all contributions are tax deductible.
This month’s thank yous go out to our Vice President Claudia Garrett, who gave a lively living history presentation about pioneer women at our July meeting, and FTHS founding member Jeannette Wilson Marvin-Hall, who shared her vast knowledge of Freedom School and Freedom alumni history at our June meeting. Also, thank you to the family of Fred Lange for their memorial contribution in his memory.
Contact FTHS at (330) 527-7669 or at agarrettsun@yahoo.com.