Green’s State of Historic Preservation Presentation is October 26;
UA Professors to Present Findings from Klinefelter Cemetery Project Conducted in April
Green, OH – The City of Green’s Historic Preservation Commission, and the Green Historical Society will hostthe third annual State of Historic Preservation on Thursday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 1755 Town Park Blvd. Dr. Timothy Matney and Senior Lecturer Jerrad Lancaster from the University of Akron Department of Anthropology will be guest speakers presenting their findings from the April 2017 investigation of Klinefelter Cemetery, a local historic landmark located on the corner of Arlington and Nimisila Roads.
The evening, a special annual meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission, will also include a brief update from Mayor Gerard Neugebauer on the Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse, East Liberty Schoolhouse and other preservation plans in the City, followed by the presentation from Dr. Matney and Lancaster. In addition to an overview of the April project and next steps, Lancaster, a Green High School graduate, will share drone footage he’s complied of other Green historic sites including the Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse, the Franks Farm and the Hartong farmstead. The Green Historical Society will also provide a few updates on new programs including the native peoples of Green and Portage Lakes display at the Central Administration Building, the Green Historical Society’s new website and its upcoming oral history project.
The event is FREE and open to the public. In addition it will be live streamed as well as archived on the City of Green’s website at www.cityofgreen.org/videos, and aired on the City’s Time Warner Cable Access channel 16 or digital channel 97-204 beginning Monday, October 30.
The Green Historic Preservation Commission was established to preserve those elements which reflect the City's cultural, social, economic, educational, political or architectural heritage and so safeguard the distinctive character of the City. The Commission concerns itself with properties of historical significance, which include but are not limited to cemeteries, birthplaces or graves of historical figures and renovated historical buildings.
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