Brent Carson to speak at Myers Inn on February 12
By LENNY C. LEPOLA
News Assistant Managing Editor
Delaware County Historical Society President Brent Carson will speak to the Big Walnut Area Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, in the Myers Inn at 45 South Columbus Street in Sunbury.
Carson will show his DVD, Friday Night in Downtown Delaware, that features photographs of Delaware from 1925 to 1975.
Carson is a true Delaware County native — born in Delaware, graduated from Delaware Hayes High School and taught at Delaware Willis Junior High School until he retired.
Carson has been a pillar in the Delaware County Historical Society for many years and co-chaired the 2008 Delaware County Bicentennial Celebration with Rick Helwig.
For the 2008 Celebration Carson helped produce a DVD based on the first Ohio State football game that was played against Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware.
Around the same time, Carson and a group of students explored stories of Native Americans and Early Settlers of Delaware County. The project was filmed and made into a DVD sponsored by the Vogel family and presented at the Vogel Series at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Today Carson can be found giving programs to schools and community clubs, giving tours of the historical society and the surrounding area, and always collecting history and stories of the county.
The Big Walnut Area Historical Society meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Myers Inn Museum, 45 South Columbus Street, facing the southwest corner of historic Sunbury Village Square.
The Myers Inn Museum is open from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays; and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is by donation.
Visit the historical society website at < BigWalnutHistory.org > to learn more about the society, and click the Local History button to learn more about eastern Delaware County history.