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JANUARY 20, 2009
An Affair of the Heart


All Meeting
Held in
Myers Inn

 Watch for Field Trips!


Myers Inn Gift Shop
for something handmade for the holidays

2009 Schedule of Programs Coming Soon



Past Programs: Past Programs:

January 15
Treasures from Our Past
members share

Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Billy Southworth, My Dad
Carole Southworth Watson
Article from The Sunbury News
Learn more about Billy Southworth

Tuesday,  February 19
Community Development Funding

with Cheryl Staron


Tuesday, August 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Annual Old Fashioned Picnic
bring a covered dish, drink, table service and a Guest
MEETING at Big Walnut Conservation Club

Tuesday,  March  18
Tracing My Shawnee Ancestors in Harlem Township
with Jeanne Eppley, Snow Flower


Tuesday, September 16  at 7:30 p.m.
Authentic Period Costumes
by Rachel Edwards
See photos of the meeting

Thursday, April 3 - 5-7

Joint After Hours / Open House with the Sunbury / Big Walnut Chamber of Commerce
see photos



Sunday October 5, 1-4 p.m.
Heritage Day

at the Myers Inn
see photos

Tuesday,  April 15
 General William S. Rosecans
     learn more about Rosecrans
Tom and Linda Paul, Britney Snow
see photos  


Tuesday, October 21
BWAHS Past, Present, Future

Joe Heiberger and Polly Horn

Tuesday, May 20
Memories of Historic Orphanages
A Skit of  Ruby Holler

Jeannette Curren, Mary Daugherty,
Carol Wirick


Tuesday, November 18, 7:30 p.m.
Writing of 16-3-3,
a novel about Harlem Township
with Vicki Teiche   photos

Tuesday, June 17
Bill Moose, the last Wyandot Indian in Central Ohio and
Chief Leatherlips

Jim Thompson
Learn mor


Saturday, December 6, 4-8 p.m.
Christmas- on-the-Square
at the Myers Inn
Docents in Costume

Join us! 


2007 Programs

(updated 09/11/2009)

Need A Program for Your Club Meeting?

  • Around Sunbury Square
    a Powerpoint Program
  • Around the Big Walnut Community
    a Powerpoint Program
  • Galena in History
    featuring Slides from Helen Campbell
    with stories from Galena residents
    compiled into a Powerpoint
    by Roger Roberts and Polly Horn
  • The Myers Inn
    a Powerpoint Program
  • Walk Around Sunbury Square
    walk with old photos
  • World War II, The Sunbury News Scrapbook
    a Powerpoint Program

Programs last about 45 minutes except Galena which takes 90 minutes

Contact Us Donations to the Big Walnut Area Historical Society are appreciated



Special Trips Open to Members
The Trips Committee under the leadership of Janet MacKenzie plans day trips to places and events of historical interest.  Participants pay their own admission fees and any other expenses. Carpooling is available.
On Tuesday, June 5th . .      
  With Pen in Hand,
The Dan Emmett Story
The Mount Vernon Players are presenting With Pen in Hand, the Dan Emmett story, an original play written and produced by Mike Petee and directed by Mark S. Jordan.Big walnut Area Historical Society will sponsor a field trip to Mount Vernon’s Woodtown Theater for the 7 p.m. performance on Thursday, June 5. Adult tickets are $10.

Pen in Hand portrays the story of Dan Decatur Emmett’s life as a musician, songwriter and playwright. Set in 1896, Emmett and his wife, Mary Louise, are being interviewed by a young reporter. The story unfolds with songs, a reproduction of a minstrel show and “Dixie’s Land.” This is not to be missed!

Plan to join us by calling Janet, 740-965-2369, for reservations We will carpool from the Myers Inn to Mt. Vernon.

Return to Programs
 To be Scheduled      
In the fall See 'The Works' in Newark

Mark your calendar so you don’t miss the visit to The Works, Ohio Center for History, art and technology. The museum occupies the Scheidler Machine Works which was built in 1861 to manufacture steam engines and line shaft sawmills. Glass Works with glass blowing demonstration, Art Works Gallery and Studio featuring contemporary art and classrooms, Digital Works, a design studio and training center for the web, graphic and exhibit design, computer modeling and large format printing, the Licking County Arts Gift Shop and lunch in the adjacent restaurant, the Le Fevre Courtyard completes our day.

An added feature will be Dwight Lennox to entertain in the courtyard during our lunch.

There is a $4 admission for seniors.  Times and carpooling info will be released later. Mark the date on your calendar.