Historical Society hosts open houses, announces

September program

The Tallmadge Historical Society invites the community to attend open houses Sept. 29 and Oct. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Town Hall will have cards, wooden miniatures and Tallmadge history books for sale. The Museum has many artifacts and books to see. The Historic Church is one of the 58 sites of the Ohio Historical Society, and the OHS passport books -- as well as the stickers -- will be available at the church.

The Society's next program is scheduled for Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. when it welcomes Kathleen Wieschaus-Voss. Wieschaus-Voss has enjoyed working in the professional art world as a researcher and appraiser for over 30 years. She earned a bachelor's degree in French from Siena College. Further work and study at Indiana University culminated in her certification as appraiser of 19th century American art.

The drawings of Ferdinand Brader captured her interest in 1992 when she began to collect data and to trace Brader's work in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

The Canton Museum of Art has scheduled a major retrospective of Brader's work to open in December. Wieschaus-Voss was asked to curate the exhibition and write the catalog to accompany the exhibit.

Wieschaus-Voss said she is happy to share her research about this unusual artist and his large detailed historic graphite drawings of early farms and other dwellings in rural Summit, Portage, Stark and Medina in 1884. Attendees are invited to take any early drawings during this period.

Family memberships are available for $10 for those who wish to belong to the oldest active historical society in Ohio. There is no charge for the program, and all are welcome to attend.

Refreshments will be served. Park at Jubilee Donuts directly across from Old Town Hall where an officer will be on duty to assist in crossing the Circle.