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Twinsburg Historical Society hosts 'More Voices of the Hill'

THS graduate Jalil Bishop hosts Feb. 26 program

From Staff Reports Published: February 22, 2017 12:00 AM
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TWINSBURG -- The Twinsburg Historical Society will host "More Voices of the Hill" Feb. 26 from 2 to 5 p.m., a "great way to close out Black History Month."

The program will be presented by Jalil Bishop, a 2012 Twinsburg High School graduate who worked with former resident Carla Lyndale Carter on "Voices of the Hill," a recently produced video of oral history from the Twinsburg Heights community just east of Hadden Road. Bishop is working on his Ph.D at UCLA.

"I will be studying my own community," Bishop said. "I'm now ready to return home and have conversations with my community about our neighborhood and education pathways."

A panel of people will share first-hand memories of the rich history of the Heights. Twinsburg Historical Society President Jon Howard says he is enthusiastic about the project.

"This is a great way to add to an area that has been neglected until now," Howard said. "We are hoping to attract some people who may have not been to the museum since grade school. Even though the museum has been on this spot for over a century there are still people who don't know where we are. This is perfect timing to close out Black History Month."

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Copies of "Voices from the Hill" will be on sale, along with "Explore Twinsburg: A Photographic Essay of the City of Twinsburg.

The Twinsburg Historical Society museum is now open three days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. There are exciting things happening at the Twinsburg Historical Society, and this is the perfect time to renew a membership or join for the first time.

Volunteers are in the process of cataloging artifacts that have been boxed up for years. There is a new computer and the historical society is now WiFi accessible. The changes are being made with an eye toward research. Folks can stop by any of those mornings to check out the equipment and the museum. Trustees will be on hand to talk.

"We are bringing the historical society into the 21st century by preserving the past," Howard says.

The museum will continue to sponsor special programs at its regular Sunday open houses, the last Sunday of the month from 2 to 5 p.m.

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