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N.B. Historical Society Membership Drive

Now is an exciting time to belong to NB’s Historical Society.  First of all, we have cataloged over three thousand memorabilia pertaining to North Baltimore.

We currently have a World War l exhibit featuring NB residents who served and those who gave their all in the war to end all wars. There are photographs, articles and a silk handkerchief purchased in France by Pvt. Frank Baker during the war and mailed to his sister, Stel Buffington, who resided on East Broadway.

There is an exhibit recalling the oil days in Henry Township. One of interesting items is the Buckeye Pipeline brass fire hose nozzle that was used to fight oil well fires. The display case holds many interesting and educational items. A national oil convention is interested in viewing the display this summer.

Currently we are doing research on George Pilcher on his trip (1890’s) from NB to the gold rush in Alaska.  He is one of the most interesting men ever to live in NB. After you read his letters to NB; his writings remind you of Ernest Hemingway. We are planning on publishing his letters in a book. Another thing we are working on is the African American couple and family who lived in NB and was buried at Maplewood Cemetery; their daughter, a NBHS graduate, was the first African American attorney in the state of Ohio.  As you can see there is a lot of excitement at 229 North Main. Also, we are doing research on NB native, Gene Sharp, five time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, associate of Albert Einstein.  He recently passed away and was born in the late 1920’s at 301 North Tarr St. His father, Rev. Paul Sharp was the minister at Good Shepherd E.U.B. from 1926-1931. These are only few things that a small handful of volunteers are working on… We are proud that different organizations have been using the facility for meetings.

If you would like to volunteer– call (419)257-2266 or stop in on Tuesday mornings—9 A.M.-12 noon.

The cost of individual membership is $10.00 and includes a quarterly newsletter.  You can mail a check NBOAHS, P.O.Box 174 North Baltimore, Oh 45872. Web address www.northbaltimorehistory.org Email:nboahs@nbpubliclibrary.org

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