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Mark Holbrook

Published: October 3, 2016

Mark Holbrook is currently the executive director for the Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Prior to that, Mark served as the marketing manager at the Ohio History Connection for nine years and has been a consultant for tourism and history-based organizations for 12 years. He is a native Ohioan,… Read More

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Howard Sacks

Published: October 27, 2015

Howard L. Sacks is Professor Emeritus of sociology at Kenyon College, where he also served as Senior Advisor to the President and Provost. As Director of the Rural Life Center, Dr. Sacks coordinated educational, scholarly, and public projects to ensure the vitality of local rural life. He has served on… Read More

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Cathy Nelson

Published: September 16, 2015

Cathy Nelson is retired from Columbus City Schools with over 36 years of service.  She is founder and president emeritus of the Friends of Freedom Society, a nineteenth century historical research organization whose main focus is the underground railroad  Ms. Nelson has testified in Congress on behalf of… Read More

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Kelly D. Mezurek

Published: September 16, 2015

Kelly D. Mezurek is a professor of history at Walsh University, where she teaches United States history. Her book, For their Own Cause: The 27th United States Colored Troops (The Kent State University Press, 2016), is a 2017 Ohioana Book Award Finalist in nonfiction. Mezurek has also published “‘The Colored… Read More

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Anthony Gibbs

Published: September 16, 2015

Anthony Gibbs has traveled throughout the state of Ohio as a teaching artist and living history performer. Anthony has portrayed living history characters such as John Parker, an Underground Railroad conductor from Ripley, OH; Milton Holland, a soldier and Medal of Honor recipient of the 5th U.S.C.T.; and other key… Read More

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