Lecture Series Commemorates 200 Years

by Brittany Shannon on July 7, 2010 at 8:32 am

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 competed to have businesses move into their community," says Jim Geyer, Director of the Pioneer and Historical Society.

The series is meant to educate people on what Zanesville was like in 1810, and how it developed.

"Well over the course of six lectures we hope to cover a lot of history, a lot of the early history we’re focusing in on 1810," says Geyer.

The series will continue on August 29 at the Stone Academy at 2p.m. The topic being discussed will be on the frontier world of Zanesville in 1810.