Upcoming Events:


September 15, 2017 - "Westerville's Religious Roots." Religion has played an important role in the development of Blendon Township and Westerville. Presbyterians, United Brethren, and Methodists were here when the land was being cleared for farms. Find out how these three denominations continue to influence Westerville, from its earliest beginnings to the present day. Three presenters – Pam Allen, Sherrie Monteith, and Rick Landis will share this heritage at 7:30 in the Westerville Public Library.


November 19, 2017 - 2pm The annual dessert social and program of the Westerville Historical Society will be held in McVay Hall at Church of the Messiah. The program is “Free at Last, Free at Last…” Reminiscences on Slavery presented by Anthony Gibbs portraying John Parker and Ron St. Pierre portraying the Rev. John Rankin. The program and dessert social are $6 for members and $8 for non-members. Reservations are strongly encouraged as seating is limited. Checks and number of registrations can be sent to the Westerville Historical Society.
Box #1063, Westerville OH 43086.


You may also be interested in these events in 2017 at the Westerville Public Library:

We have a new phone app which just went live - it is of industrial Westerville and follows the bike and walking path through the portion of Westerville where factories like Kilgore and Bennett Mfg. were located. http://www.westervillelibrary.org/history-app This will take you to all four of the phone app tours.

1. Otterbein Cemetery Walk, Sunday September 10th 2pm-4pm at the Otterbein Cemetery, Knox and Walnut St.“Stroll through the Otterbein Cemetery and hear stories of local veterans and heroes of World War I, in commemoration of the centennial of the United States entry into the "war to end all wars".

2. Thursday, October 12th 7pm in the Westerville Public Library meeting rooms – Paul LaRue, retired educator, will present on African-American Soldiers in World War I Registration required on the library website. Registrants will receive a free copy of the book Dead Wake.

3. Monday, November 6, 7pm Talk and book signing by retired Westerville educators Dr. Tom Peet and David Keck on their book Reading Lincoln. They provide many reasons to study Lincoln and his era including, “because he still has much to teach us and we still have much to learn, particularly in an era when the economic and political polarization is so great that it dramatically resembles the period prior to the Civil War.” Registration required. Books will be available for purchase.

4. Sunday, November 12, 2pm Westerville Public Library meeting rooms. Over There: A World War I Reader’s Theater will be presented in clothing evocative of the era.  Experience the music, images and words of people who lived through the "war to end all wars". Performance will include personal accounts of Westerville residents who served and worked through these dark days. Registration required.

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