2018 Summinars

Summer Lore and History Learning
During June, July and August our Curator in Residence, Dr. Chuck Cleland, invites researchers, historians, archeologists, authors and other local legends to share their unique stories. Great summer fun. Always fascinating and entertaining!

Summinars are free to members. $5 suggested donation for nonmembers.

Here are the Summinars for 2018.


South Fox Island Lighthouse Restoration
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Norwood Schoolhouse
7:30 p.m.

During the past several years a very active group of citizens have been working diligently to restore the historic lighthouse on the souther tip of South Fox Island. Catherine Allchin, Vice President of the South Fox Island Lighthouse Restoration Association, will tell of the group’s labors and adventures as they have worked on the restoring the lighthouse to its original beauty.

Ruby Van Dusen Alward: A Diary Come to Life
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Norwood Schoolhouse
7:30 p.m.

An evening of historical theatre using Ruby’s diary to bring 1900 Norwood to life.

Civil War Era Photographic Studio Uncovered
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Norwood Schoolhouse
7:30 p.m.

Dr. Stephen McBride, Director of Archaeology at Camp Nelson near Lexington, Kentucky, recently excavated the remains of the photographic studio of a Civil War era photographer revealing the structure of the studio as well as artifacts for the shooting, developing, and mounting of photos during the very earliest years of photography.