Blog Entries - tag: 'Biography'

John Zimkus

Meet the Speaker: John Zimkus

John J. Zimkus has lectured and written about the history of Lebanon and Warren County, Ohio for over 30 years. He has been the historian of the Warren County Historical Society since 1990, and in 2008 was named the education director of the society’s

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Ohioans of the Day: Tim Conway and Doris Day

Posted on: May 15, 2019
Tags: Biography, Ohioan, Ohioans of the Day, Doris Day, Tim Conway

From the desk of John Zimkus: For 35 years as a teacher, twenty of them teaching Ohio history, I began each day with my 7th graders with an “Ohioan of the Day”. It started before the internet so I couldn’t “Google” the

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John Vakaleris

Meet the Artist: John Vakaleris

George John Vakaleris (J VAK) was born in 1957 of Greek parents. Since childhood, frequent trips to the Greek countryside and islands have greatly influenced his artistic style. His works are noted for incorporating luminescent colors into an underlying

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Valerie Sherwood Rask

Meet the Artist: Valerie Sherwood Rask

"Valerie Sherwood Rask creates both realistic and abstract artwork in glass. She enjoys being challenged by clientele with unusual requests. She has accomplished everything from a portrait of a pet donkey to a multi-paneled depiction of the original Lebanon

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Jenifer Baker

Meet the Speaker: Jenifer Baker

Jenifer Baker is the Deputy Archivist of the Warren County Records Center & Archives and will be the guest speaker at March's Lunch & Learn, "Infirmary Time Capsule." Jenifer grew up in the Middletown/Monroe area and

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Peggy Hamlin bio pic

Artist Spotlight: Peggy Hamlin

   Almost 20 years ago, Peggy Hamlin took a pottery class with her 14 year old daughter at the local YMCA. "From the moment I put my fingers into the clay…" she said, an echo of nostalgia in her tone, "I knew I didn't ever want to stop."

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Mike and Karen Baum

Artist Spotlight: Mike Baum

Mike and his wife Karen are a husband and wife team who have been creating pottery together for over 40 years. Working in the space between utilitarian and fine art, their pottery that is not only beautiful but functional. They

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Greg Neal hard at work.

Artist Spotlight: Greg Neal

   "Greg Neal is a self-taught potter, born and raised in Lebanon, Ohio. His interest began with making pottery in high school, and he continued on as a hobby potter for several years. Greg became a full time artist over 25 years ago,

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Charley Harper

Art Exhibition: Charley Harper

The Warren County Historical Society is delighted to open The Magical World of Charley Harper, an art exhibition held at Harmon Museum. A free opening reception will be held on September 7th from 6:30-8:30pm and the exhibition will remain up until the

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