Stories tagged with: Stone Academy

June 1, 2016 - 1:25pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

ZANESVILLE,Ohio-The History Channel premiered a remake of the 1977 miniseries Roots Monday night and it was met with critical acclaim.

The Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County is hosting a lecture at the Stone Academy to kickoff a local version of Roots with the Underground Railroad Series.

"When we started planning our program series we didn't know there was going to be a remake of Roots," Stone Academy Museum Director Jim Geyer said....

February 8, 2015 - 7:31pm
1 year 28 weeks ago

 In honor of Black History Month the Putnam Underground Railroad Education Center at Stone Academy is hosting a weekly Black History Month program.

Stone Academy is one of the most historic buildings in Zanesville, making it the perfect place for a Black History celebration. Sunday's events included presentations from Reverend Clifton Kilpatrick, Dr. Keith Brantley, and Kathy Brantley. Also in attendance was the St. Paul AME Church Male Choir who filled the building with song....

July 6, 2014 - 5:29pm
2 years 7 weeks ago

Zanesville's famous Y-Bridge is celebrating a major milestone this year.

The first Y-Bridge was constructed 200 years ago in 1814. From stagecoaches to automobiles and covered wooden bridges to the current concrete one, the bridge has certainly seen some changes throughout the years.

 "The first bridge was a toll bridge," said Bob Jenkins, President of the Pioneer and Historical Society. "You had to pay so much for each animal, each person crossing...

June 26, 2014 - 8:36pm
2 years 9 weeks ago

The Pioneer and Historical Society held a "Night at the Museum" for members and guests Thursday night to unveil a new exhibit on the Flood of 1913.

With the 100 year anniversary of the flood last year, the society worked with us at WHIZ to create a series of vignettes telling the stories of the flood.

"Those vignette's were very popular, and WHIZ made those available to the public for a donation," said Jim Geyer, Director of Museums. ...

November 29, 2012 - 4:39pm
3 years 38 weeks ago

A piece of Muskingum County history is in need of funds.

A portion of the Stone Academy's roof dating back to 1835 is leaking and sagging. Repairing the roof will take $16,000. Thursday, the director of the Pioneer and Historical Society spoke with county commissioners about the project and asked them to contribute $2,000. The project is under the organizations priorities for preservation.

"At the Stone Academy for example not only is it a museum, but it is a repository for...

April 15, 2012 - 7:15pm
4 years 19 weeks ago

People in Zanesville took a trip back in time Sunday...

The Stone Academy is hosting a lecture series to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Sunday's lecture focused on medical advancements since the war.

"There will be a carry-over between the things that were learned during the civil war, on the battlefield, to, not just people in Zanesville, but people all over the country. So, people locally were affected by these medical advances," said Jim Geyer,...

November 13, 2011 - 4:28pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

Muskingum County continues to preserve history, this time through a new series of programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

On Sunday, the Pioneer and Historical Society presented the first lecture of the series. A presentation featuring Roscoe Village's Living Historian Chris Hart brought to life what Christmas and holidays were like for the soldiers and families separated for the first time by war.

"Here are all these boys from all over the...

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