Great Stone Viaduct Society to Present Lectures

The Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society is partnering with the Bellaire Public Library again this year to present the seventh Winter Lecture Series providing the public with presentations of local historical topics.

The popularity of the lecture series over the past six years has grown into an annual tradition, and many individuals look forward to these Wednesday night attractions held at the Community Room in the Bellaire Public Library or “On the Road” at various venues. The presentations span an eight-week period in February and March 2019.

The Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society was the recipient of an Award for Education and Public Awareness in 2017 from the Ohio History Connection because of its sponsorship of the GSV Winter Lecture Series. Each of the presentations of the Great Stone Viaduct Winter Lecture Series is free to the public, and light refreshments are served at the conclusion of each lecture. The public is invited to attend to learn more about our local history from these informative presentations.

Open to the public, those interested in these topics are encouraged to mark their calendars for Wednesday evenings during February and March.

All presentations begin promptly at 6 p.m.

Refreshments will be served immediately before and at the conclusion of each lecture.

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The GSV Society will sponsor a table with watercolor prints, decorated ceramic crocks, maps and other historical collectibles for sale to the public.


Feb. 6: The Marietta Flood — River on a Rampage: The 1936 Flood from Chester to Marietta, Roger Pickenpaugh, Bellaire Public Library, 330 32nd St., Bellaire

Feb. 13: First Ohio River Railroad Bridge, David Simmons, Bellaire Public Library

Feb. 20: Office of Price Administration Ration Tokens, Wayne Cekola, Bellaire Public Library

Feb.27: Vanished Monuments: The Lost Prehistoric Mounds and Landscapes of the Upper Ohio Valley, Hank Lutton, an “On the Road” lecture at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, W.Va.

March 6; From Africa to Life in America, Larrie Green, Bellaire Public Library

March 13: Tales of Crossroads Magazine, Marcia Hartman and Ken Williams, Bellaire Public Library

March 20: The Trial of Elsie Russell, Jeanne Finstein and Judi Hendrickson, Bellaire Public Library

March 27: Morte de Uni Ragazza (Death of an Italian Girl) and Lovers Lane Murder, Dan Frizzi, Jr. and Judge Frank Fregiato, An “On the Road” lecture at Marion Hall of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 212 West Main St., St. Clairsville