"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
"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.
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