This week, Plain City Historical Society (PCHS) members enjoyed an evening of food, fun and, well, history.
At their annual banquet Tuesday, more than 40 members gathered at the Red Brick Tavern in Lafayette to celebrate a successful year for the organization.
“We want to recognize all the efforts of our board members over the last year. We really worked hard to get a lot of great things accomplished,” said Karen Vance, PCHS president. “And we still have much to look forward to.”
Vance mentioned the variety of projects the PCHS were involved in, from the publishing of their Plain City history book, Moments in Time, to the numerous events happening around the village’s bicentennial celebration in July.
Two of the recent highlights include getting the time capsule project together which asks residents and organizations to contribute memories that will then be buried at Pastime Park for 25 years. Another major accomplishment was acquiring a portion of a photo exhibit from the Ohio Humanities Council. The exhibit, which features photos taken of the village during the Great Depression, is on display at the Main Street building.
Tuesday evening’s banquet also featured entertainment from Steve and Lisa Ball of Columbus. The musicians specialize in songs from the Civil War.
Steve Ball has performed for the PCHS before and presented a program highlighting the works of famed American composer, Stephen Foster, whose songs such as “Oh Susanna” and “My Old Kentucky Home” defined that era in American history.
Reach Michael Williamson at 740-852-1616, ext. 1619.