Antique Study Group... Meeting Review and Schedule!
A big thanks to Harold Bussell for his wonderful talk last night at the Antique Study Group on “Mills, Stills, Taverns, and Temperance; Preble County, Ohio 1800 to 1920”. Harold sparked great conversation and interest amongst the 14 guests that attended the meeting. He enlightened all of us on just how prolific the legal production of alcohol was 150 to 175 years ago in Preble County and throughout the United States. It was also unique to hear the many prominent Preble County family names that were involved in taverns and/or the distillation of alcohol; two of which are “Hall of Honor” recipients! I would also like to thank Sheryl Arnett for providing the great fruit and snacks for the group.
Our next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, May 5th at 6:30 pm at the Preble County Historical center. Our new director, Misti Spillman will be our guest speaker and the topic will be on “Cemetery Restoration and Gravestone Cleaning”. Misti, who has her BA in Archeology from the University of Evansville and her MA in Public History from Wright State has been involved in cemetery gravestone restoration for the past 5 years. This should be a very interesting topic and if you know others that may want to attend, pass this onto them! Please contact Misti at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending on May 5th.
Antique Study Group Chair
Again, RSVP to director Misti Spillman at email@example.com if you plan on attending, and please pass this information onto others that may be interested. (Our May 5th topic will be “Gravestones and Cemetery Restoration” presented by our new director Misti Spillman.)