Life in the 1800’s

by Brittany Shannon on August 29, 2010 at 8:55 am

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, Historian for West Virginia State Parks.

Swick says that it’s important for current and future generations to know where they’ve come from.

"As we all know, and we all complain, life is moving too fast and we need to know what our anchors are," says Swick.

The next lecture will be held September 26 at the Stone Academy.