Western Reserve Academy archivist, historian to speak to Tallmadge Civil War Society

Tom Vince will be the featured speaker at the Tallmadge Civil War Society meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. April 18 at the Old Town Hall on Tallmadge Circle.

"An Evening with Tom Vince," Western Reserve Academy's archivist and historian, will include his Civil War interests, especially John Brown (1800-1859), Morgan's Raid in Ohio, July 1863, and Lincoln in Ohio. Vince's main focus will be on the Morgan's Raid Trail in Ohio, his research into that raid and going on a closely-marked tour of the last few days of the raid, including Morgan's surrender.

Vince's academic background includes degrees from three universities, a certification in archives management from the Taft School in Conn., and one from the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC, where he was a Woodlawn Fellow. He is a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, the Sons of Union Veterans, and is post-president of the Cuyahoga Valley Civil War Roundtable. Vince also was named Citizen of the Year by the Hudson Chamber of Commerce in 2009. He is currently serving his 21st year at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson.

Founded in 1986, The Tallmadge Civil War Society is an organization devoted to the study of the American Civil War. It hosts monthly programs featuring authors and noted experts in the field discussing the war's social, political and military history. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the conflict. For more ifnormation about the society or to join, contact President Ralph Jordan at 330-630-2474.