A piece of “Unheard of History” will be discussed at 6 p.m. Monday, April 16, at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library when Judi Tarowsky presents “To Summits of Glory: The West Virginia Flying Corps.” This informative and entertaining program is aimed at adults and students.
Tarowsky’s narrative will reveal the true account of a young West Virginian who organized a training school for pilots intent on serving their country, just as the United States was entering World War I. This tale with local connections is one of determination, valor and sacrifice.
Tarowsky, a local writer, editor and educator with a special interest in history, has been a professional storyteller for about seven years. She has been president of the West Virginia Storytelling Guild and also a member of the Ohio Organization for the Preservation of Storytelling. She has performed at numerous venues including the Grand Vue Park Storytelling Festival, The Three Rivers Storytelling Festival, the Arthurdale Heritage Site, the Cockayne Farmstead, as well as libraries and museums. Her repertoire includes historic programs, Appalachian tales, ghost stories and hilarious tall tales. The common thread is that her storytelling is captivating, heartfelt and well-researched.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available. A meeting of the Marshall County Historical Society will follow this program – the public is welcome to attend. The Moundsville Library is located at Fifth and Tomlinson in Moundsville. For more information call the library at 304-845-6911.