Happy first (full) day of spring, in this Women’s History Month of 2019. Hard to believe that Wellington’s bicentennial celebrations have come and gone. Readers of this blog may have noticed that I have been taking a hiatus from regular posts. I needed a bit of a break after all the work of 2018, which included lectures, exhibitions, interviews for publications and a few large-scale public events. I am slowly reengaging with the research process, and am hoping to begin on a second book manuscript very soon.
In the meantime, I wanted to update you on a few items of potential interest. As in years past, the Wellington Genealogy Group has sponsored a downtown storefront exhibition for both February’s Black History Month (photo below) and March’s Women’s History Month (photo above), the latter of which remains on display for several more weeks. The current exhibit can be seen on East Herrick Avenue, and copies of the panels are also being shown inside the Herrick Memorial Library.
In January, I added a new tab to the blog. It is called “Trade Cards,” and on that page you will find images of all the nineteenth-century printed advertising ephemera from Wellington businesses that I have accumulated over the past few years. It also recently came to my attention that the Wellington Enterprise, the village’s newspaper since 1867, has changed hands and websites. Sadly, it appears that the new owners did not migrate any of the archived news content, and therefore all of the links to Enterprise articles on the “In the Press” page went inactive. I will be working to clean that page up.
I have two events coming up in early April that are both open to the public. On April 4th, the Wellington Literary Club has invited me to speak about my book, Fully Equal to the Situation: Nineteenth-Century Women of Wellington, Ohio. This presentation is free and light refreshments will be served. A few days later, on April 7th, the “Spirit of ’76” Museum is celebrating its opening weekend of the season by having a panel of local authors available to sign books. Details on both of these happenings can be found here. Hope to see you there!