Tuesday, April 9th. . .

The Fair at Rome Corners

John W. Bricker, John L. Bricker and Polly Horn

"The Rome Fair" is the topic for the Big Walnut Area Historical Society program at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, April 9th in the Myers Inn Meeting Room.  Polly Horn will present the program using materials collected primarily by John W. Bricker and assembled by John L. Bricker as well as materials from others in the community.

"As a family we spent Sunday afternoons "Highwheeling" with our parents around the area so Bill Whitney could write his column Around the Community under the drawing of Bill on his highwheel bicycle.  As children we were fascinated by visits to Rome, Africa, Harlem, Hoover Dam, etc.  Our parents told us about the names and we felt like world travelers although we had not left the county.  Of course Rome Corners brought the story of Rome, Italy, and all roads leading to Rome," noted Polly Horn.

As Community Library historian, Horn helped John W. Bricker look for articles in the microfilms of The Sunbury News to add to his Rome Fair collection.  Through the years the stack grew.  Following John's death, his son, John L., collected the articles and a couple of postcards and assembled them into n indexed book for the Big Walnut Area Historical Society and Community Library. 

Anyone who has information about the fair is invited to call Horn at 740-965-3582.  She is particularly interested in finding photos or Premium booklets of the fair.

Big Walnut Area Historical Society meets at 7:30 the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  The meetings are free and open to everyone.

Polly Horn serves as Curator of the Myers Inn Museum which is open 12-3 Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and 10-3 on Saturdays.  The Myers Inn is located at 45 S. Columbus Street facing the southwest corner of Sunbury Square.

To learn more about the Big Walnut the Community, click on the Local History button will take a the visitor into yesteryear in our community.

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