The Pickaway County Library and the Pickaway County African American Heritage Association are working together to provide a local history series about African-Americans in Pickaway County.
Each month there will be a two-week display about a different aspect of African-American history in our county.
Currently in the Gallery Area at the Main Library through Jan. 22, there is a display about Pickaway County’s role in black voting rights from 1870 through today. There is a flyer explaining each of the display boards as well as typed transcripts of the hand-written 1870 letters and petitions with signatures entered into the United States Congressional Record.
PCAAHA President Deborah Lowe-Wright will give an oral presentation about this month’s display on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library.
Future display themes are:
Feb. 5-14 – All in the Families, part 1 (Dade & Dickerson families); presentation Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
March 5-19 – Living to 100; presentation March 19 at 6:30 p.m.
April 9-23 – Heritage Banquet Honorees 2008-2018; banquet April 14 with keynote speaker Pastor Derrick Holmes at 3:30 p.m.
May 7-21 – Favorite Daughters; presentation May 21 at 6:30 p.m.
June 4-18 – Favorite Sons; presentation June 18 at 6:30 p.m.
July 9-18 – Early Pickaway County Families; presentation July 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 6-20 – Businesses & Property Owners; presentation Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 3-17 – Athletes; presentation Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 8-23 – All in the Families, part 2 (Weaver & Smith families); presentation Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 5-14 – Thank You For Your Service (Military History); presentation Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 3-17 – Churches; community concert TBD