Upcoming Events

 

WCGS offers monthly programs featuring a variety of topics and speakers.  An educational (hands-on) Cemetery Restoration Workshop is held at a different cemetery each year.  We also offer our very popular Summer Workshops from June to August.

In the interest of keeping everyone safe and healthy, upcoming events will be held using Zoom until further notice.

Zoom invitations to Virtual Events are sent via Mailchimp email.  To receive this email, you can sign up using the e-News subscription form at the lower right-hand side of this page or you can use the Register button.

If you are new to Zoom, the first 1:22 minutes of this YouTube video may be helpful:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAMDxH_H_Cs

 

We are seeking speakers who are willing to present virtually or share a recorded program we can post on our website for members.  In addition, we are currently seeking a volunteer to assist with Programs and Events.  Please contact Linda Eckert if you are interested.  

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Todd Stephenson Talks at Fort Ancient

 

Todd Stephenson will be giving three talks this summer at Front Ancient covering how ancient Native Americans in Ohio were incredible “earth scientists and engineers.” (In Todd’s words, they were keen on STEM before STEM was cool!) These talks are FREE to the public and will include information on the minerals, rocks, fossils, shells, pearls, and teeth that were the geologic origins of the Ohio Hopewell Artifacts. Fort Ancient is part of the Ohio Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks.

  • Saturday, June 11, 2022, 10:30 AM​​

 

  • Saturday, July 16, 2022, 10:30 AM

 

 

  • Saturday, August 13, 2022, 10:30 AM

 

 

 

 

Todd Stephenson is a retired petroleum geologist and seasonal volunteer geological advisor for the Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve. He grew up in Kings Mills and graduated from Kings High School in 1973, Ohio University 1977 and University of Cincinnati 1979. However, his Stephenson Family ancestors were early natives of Warren County (First Families of Warren County) who lived on a 70-acre farm, three miles west of Fort Ancient in Turtlecreek Township. Todd is a member of both the Warren County Genealogical and the Warren County Historical Societies. He is also a member of the Ambassadors Group which is a group of people selected by the leadership of the Ohio History Connection to help coordinate and communicate the status of the UNESCO World Heritage nomination for the Ohio Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks. Todd is married to Becky who is an avid genealogist, and they have two adult children Joel and Heather that live in Texas.

For more Ohio History Connection Events & Experiences, please visit:

https://www.ohiohistory.org/events-experiences/

 

Other Events

Quaker Heritage Scenic Byway

 

Many of us have Quaker roots.  Have you checked out the Quaker Heritage Scenic Byway yet?  Visit their website to find out more and be sure to check out the link on that page to the map (it is in the Related Links box).  Twenty-five pages of maps and details of what you will see along the way.  Incredible!