On Sept. 27, I did a program on Ohio’s Titanic connections for the senior citizens group at the University Heights library. Since I live in University Heights myself, it was interesting to do a program right in my own backyard and tell the group about some of the very local connections, such as survivor Caroline Bonnell, who later lived in the adjoining suburb of Shaker Heights.
I also spoke to a group in Amherst, Ohio, at the historic Nordson Depot, on Oct. 3. The program was arranged by the Friends of the Amherst Public Library. The building is a historic brick railroad depot that has been remodeled into a community meeting room. A very nice facility in which to hold a history-oriented talk. The Friends of the Library brought cookies and cider as a fall treat on a pleasant autumn night. There was quite a good crowd, maybe 20 or 30 people and everyone seemed quite interested in Ohio’s links to the famous ship, and they asked quite a few questions afterwards.
Here are a few photos from that evening. — Mary Ann
An Amherst station sign is now inside the Nordson Depot.