The 100th anniversary of the great flood of 1913 will fall this coming March and local organizations are preparing to commemorate the deadly weather disaster.
The impact of the flood was ever-lasting and is part of our city’s history. The John McIntire Library, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Distrcit and other groups are preparing several exhibits through a series of events to mark the anniversary in March.
Assistant Director at John McIntire Library, Blair Tom said, "to deliver a series of Saturday programs that will give us the opportunity to, as a community, to collectively share our mementos, photographs, memories, oral history through our families and learn more about this event that really impacted out area in a far more dramatic way than I think many of us realize. "
The first event is on March 9th, featuring displays of memorabilia and a panel discussion of the flood. The following Saturday will be a slide presentation of photographs and a more in-depth history of the flood. While the final Saturday will leave permeant marks throughout Zanesville.
"And then on March 23rd, we will be unveiling markers that will be placed throughout downtown Zanesville and various areas, marking events of the flood and the height of where the water crested on that particular building or in that area. "
The intent for the triology of events is to create a cohesive collection. Each is open to the public and if you are interested you can register by contacting he reference department at the John McIntire Library.