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Historical society’s Memories of a Lifetime programs resume July 18

All programs are presented at Kravitz Delicatessan’s meeting room, 3135 Belmont Ave.
Timothy Carroll
Akron historian and author Timothy Carroll will share excerpts from “World War II Akron” on July 18 at Kravitz Delicatessan’s meeting room as part of the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society’s Memories of a Lifetime program series. (Contributed photo)

YOUNGSTOWN — The William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society’s Memories of a Lifetime program series will resume July 18 and run through Dec. 19. 

All programs are presented at Kravitz Delicatessan’s meeting room, 3135 Belmont Ave. Cost is $5 for society members and $6 for nonmembers, and includes refreshments. Seating is limited due to social distancing. Reservations are suggested, but walk-ins are admitted. 

For reservations or more information, call Richard Scarsella, chairman, at 330-726-8277.

The program schedule:

  • July 18: Akron historian and author Timothy Carroll will share excerpts from “World War II Akron.” Highlights include the wartime importance of Goodyear blimp technology and rubber.
  • Aug. 15: A representative of the 910th Airlift Wing will give a presentation on the history, development and continuing importance of the national defense installation.
  • Sept. 19: Tim Sokoloff, founder of the Youngstown Sheet and Tube housing salvage efforts through Iron Soup Historical Preservation in Campbell, will recall the heritage of this pioneering industrial workers’ planned community and ongoing rehabilitation of the complex.
  • Oct. 17: Bill Shilling, Dulcimer Society of Trumbull County spokesman, will detail the creation of this group of dulcimer players (mountain and hammered), acoustic instrumentalists and singers. Members are expected to perform rarely heard selections.
  • Nov. 21: Justin Rogers, Mill Creek MetroParks’ planning and operations director, will explain the parks’ 2020 plan and discuss the founding, development and future of the “green cathedral.”
  • Dec. 19: Fred Saluga, a Bigfoot, UFO, cryptid and humanoid researcher, will share work and findings of the Center for Unexplained Events and Mutual UFO Network, both of which he directs.



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