Stories tagged with: Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County

July 19, 2014 - 3:08pm
1 year 18 weeks ago

As Zanesville's Y-Bridge celebrates its bicentennial this year, area residents turned out to learn a little bit more about the bridge's history.

The Muskingum County Library System and the Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County hosted David Simmons at the John McIntire Auditorium Saturday afternoon. Simmons serves as President of the Ohio Historic Bridge Association and addressed the crowd on a wide range of topics including some of the reasons for constructing the...

December 15, 2012 - 6:21pm
2 years 49 weeks ago

Memories are what make the holiday season a special time of year.

The Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County is encouraging families to adopt a new tradition.  Director Jim Geyer said this weekend the Stone Academy Historic Site and the Dr. Increase Mathews House Museum will be open to the public free of charge as part of a holiday tour.

"We hope that we have people that come to the open house that haven't been here before," said Geyer.  "We...

October 7, 2012 - 6:48pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

The Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County continued a series in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Doctor Kelly Selby, an assistant professor at Walsh University in North Canton, presented a lecture on the role of Ohio women in the Civil War.

Pioneer and Historical Society President Jim Geyer said Ohio's political and military importance to the Union victory is widely known, but the female perspective is less understood.

"In her lecture she's...

July 23, 2010 - 4:34pm
5 years 18 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 - 7:28pm
5 years 20 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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