Stories tagged with: The Zanesville 1810 Project

August 29, 2010 - 8:34pm
4 years 48 min ago

Some members of the community are getting a look into what life was like in Zanesville 200 years ago.

As a part of the "1810 project," the Muskingum County Pioneer and Historical Society gave the community an opportunity to listen to historian Ray Swick paint a picture of life during Zanesville's reign as state capital.

"Life moves so much more slowly. Transportation moved by our standards, at a snail's pace because of the lack of roads," says Ray Swick,...

July 23, 2010 - 5:34pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

The streets you may walk or drive every day have many stories to tell, and the Pioneer and Historical Society is here to fill you in. We took a tour of downtown Zanesville to see how things were many years ago.

It's been 200 years since Zanesville was the state capital.

"On October 1, 1810 they did vote to move the state capital to Zanesville, so we were capital for two years," says Stephanie Kline, a Board Member for the Pioneer and Historical...

July 7, 2010 - 8:28pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

As Zanesville celebrates 200 years since being state capital, locals come together to learn about their community's history.

As a part of  "The Zanesville 1810 project," The Pioneer and Historical Society is holding a lecture series. It kicked off tonight with Mitch Taylor speaking on the city's two founding fathers.

"Doc [Increase] Matthews and John McIntire were competitors, they competed for the state capital, they competed for buyers of their lots, they...

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