Stories tagged with: Nelson T. Gant Foundation

August 16, 2014 - 6:53pm
1 week 6 days ago

Saturday at the Nelson T. Gant Foundation, the Inkwell Reunion Panel dipped into Zanesvilles history.

Earnie Bynum Sr. and Rev. Robert L. Palmer Sr. reminisced about their time at pool #2. Palmer said that during his time as director and pool manager back in the '40s he was unaware of its name " Inkwell" but he recalled fond memories of teaching aquatic classes.

"We always had a wonderful time there. We had classes. I taught classes. Swimming, boating, fishing and...

June 14, 2014 - 4:40pm
10 weeks 6 days ago

Several community members turned out to Bryan's Place in Zanesville Saturday to honor the life of Nelson T. Gant.

The 12th annual birthday celebration included brunch, a 50 - 50 raffle, silent auction, and a dance performance. While the main purpose of the event was to raise money for the Gant Foundation, there was another important reason for the gathering as well.

"It's also to remember the legacy of Nelson Gant who was a former slave, born into slavery,...

February 13, 2014 - 6:35pm
28 weeks 1 day ago

The Nelson T. Gant Foundation will show four documentaries that highlight different stages of the civil rights movement.

The foundation received a grant from the National Endowment of Humanities to bring the "Created Equal" four series program to Zanesville. It's a way to celebrate the 150th year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

"The first movie is The Abolitionist and this movie tells about the really remarkable individuals that risked their own lives...

November 8, 2013 - 6:10pm
42 weeks 15 hours ago

The Nelson T. Gant Foundation is celebrating the heroism of local African American Veterans.

Friday morning at 11 a.m at the Gant House they will host their 3rd annual Veteran's Day Program. The event will feature refreshments and a panel of veterans from different decades and wars.

"I think the farthest back will be a speaker from the Vietnam era and on up until the present, but there maybe some people in the audience who have experiences prior to Vietnam War they may want...

June 8, 2013 - 5:51pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

One man's legacy lives on through the work of a local foundation.

Nelson T. Gant was a former slave who became a millionaire through his hard work and settled in Zanesville . Today the Nelson T. Gant Foundation met for the 11th time to celebrate his birthday and to raise money to keep the Historical Gant House updated. Martha Mitchell is the Chairman for the Fundraiser and says she has high hopes for the future.

"Mainly for people to have fun and also for people to continue...

October 26, 2012 - 4:15pm
1 year 43 weeks ago

Members of the Nelson T. Gant Foundation were cooking up something special for the community Friday.

The annual Chili Fest delivered nearly two hundred orders of chili. The meal includes 16 ounces of chili, a cookie, soda and crackers. The chili was homemade by the foundation's own Susie Whataker. The event wouldn't be possible without the help of volunteers.

"Thank goodness for the volunteers because we were running short this year and so we had quite a few people come in...

June 9, 2012 - 5:33pm
2 years 11 weeks ago

The Nelson T. Gant Foundation is celebrating the birthday of the entrepreneur who rose from slavery to become one of the wealthiest men in Muskingum County.

The foundation was established in 2001 to make the Gant house into a museum. The focus of this year's fundraiser is to complete construction of the historical house.

Martha Mitchell is a member of the Gant Foundation Board, and she's working to keep history alive in Southeast Ohio.

"It's always been one of our...

November 12, 2011 - 4:55pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

If you are a War Veteran, you may be eligible for a number of benefits you didn't know about.

Years after a knee injury in Vietnam, Veteran Kenneth Burke may now need to under go a knee replacement, and thanks to the Department of Veterans Affairs he likely won't have to pay for it. Along with earning his engineering degree, and a number of other benefits, Burke said many of life's expenses have been no cost to him.

"Glasses, I go every year and I just...

September 18, 2010 - 4:43pm
3 years 49 weeks ago

The Ohio National Road Association made a stop at the Nelson T. Gant House to reveal a special addition to the property.

The ONRA was approved for a $200,000 grant to install interpretive signs along the National Road's historic sites. Today, the Gant House was 11th site to receive this honor.

"They would like to see people come out and view a taste of history along the National 40 Road," says Dick Watiker, President of the Nelson T. Gant Foundation.


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