CIVIL WAR 150 OHIO
2011 marks the 150th anniversary of America's Civil War. States across the country are developing exhibits, hosting special events, and planning lectures and programs to mark this defining moment in our history. The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center has partnered with the Ohio History Service Corps, a program that engages AmeriCorps members who will help Ohioans rediscover the Civil War and the critical role that Ohio played.
Representing North Central Ohio (Ottawa, Sandusky, Erie, Seneca, Huron, Wyandot, Crawford, Richland, Ashland, Morrow, and Marion Counties) is Matthew Strobel. Matthew said, "I am excited to be working with so many great people at the Hayes Presidential Center and creating new contacts. The travel should be interesting because I will get to meet new individuals and explore some areas of Ohio I have never been before. Furthermore, promoting history has always been one of my dreams and being able to do it through such a prestigious organization like AmeriCorps makes it all the better."
If you or your organization is interested in becoming involved in Ohio's commemoration of the Civil War, you can reach Matthew at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, Ohio 43420, at 1/419-332-2081 x 237 or by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.