As the last commemoration event for The Great Flood of 1913, The Muskingum County Water Conservancy presented flood markers for five local establishments to mark how high the historic flood waters reached at the John McIntire Library Saturday afternoon.
"We've been part of the planning committee and one of the primary reasons is because the conservancy district was formed as a result of that Great Flood," said Darrin Lautenshleger of The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy.
For the past few weeks on WHIZ TV we have aired a dozen 90 second clips remembering the Great 1913 Flood in our area.
Now these small clips will be compiled into a DVD and will be available for purchase for twenty dollars through The John McIntire Library.
Assistant Director, Blair Tom said, "And so much interest has been expressed in having a copy that WHIZ Media Group has agreed to make those available late March early April, so people who are interested are welcome to...
Memorabilia and photographs of the 1913 flood will be on display Saturday in Zanesville.
At the John McIntire Library an event will be held where people can look at things left behind by the flood and photographs of the devastation. There will also be a discussion in which the community is encouraged to take part.
"People are encouraged and invited to share their personal stories," said Assistant Director Blair Tom. "Many people have stories their parents and...
The 100 year anniversary of the Great Flood of 1913 is being observed in many ways in the next two months.
The John McIntire Library is gearing up for the historic date, with a series of events and to enhance those events, there is a display case and bulletin board with images of the flood on loan from individual collections.
Assistant Director, Blair Tom said, "From collections of community members, a bible that survived the 1913 flood, and some of the dirt and mud can...
This is the 7th year that The United Way is offering free tax clinics to residents of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties. Those interested just need their W-2's and can call 2-1-1 to set up an appointment. If you didn't file taxes last year, you can set up an appointment to have those filed as well. The United Way will be taking appointments through the first week of April.
"Anyone that is making 60-thousand dollars or less a year is eligible. It is basic tax returns so we would...
More than 20 masks are being loaned to the library from Zanesville resident, Phyllis Cerney. Some of the masks originate from Nigeria, Ghana, and Rwanda, and are detailed with glass beads, carvings and coins.
"These are African masks that were my sons collection. He used to go to a street fair in Nashville every summer where a vendor was selling African masks, so for a period of six or eight years, he had collected twenty-something African masks," said Cerney.
Two local legislators want to hear from local residents.
A Legislative Briefing with Senator Troy Balderson and Representative Brian Hill will take place at the John McIntire Library on Friday at 11. The pair will make brief remarks and then take questions from the audience.
"I think the library is a great forum for these types of discussions because it's about information. It's a neutral site. Libraries get information on all sides of issues and then people make their own...
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,...
Entries from a nationwide quilt challenge have arrived in Zanesville.
Now until the end of December, twelve quilts from the Hoffman Quilt Challenge will be on display in the Carnegie Wing at John McIntire Library. The collection of quilts are the top chosen entries of the challenge which began in 1988.
"A piece of fabric is selected and then quilters need to incorporate that specific fabric into their design and the interesting thing is to see the different ways they...