Coming to America: The Immigration Story of the Maumee Valley

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

January 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Location: Pathstone Migrant Education Center, County Road V, Liberty Center, OH 43532

Phone: 260-450-2057


Event Description

January 2, 2014 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 8:35 AM EDT

The Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor announces that it will present a free public history program on January 13, 2014, 7 pm at the Pathstone Migrant Education Center in Liberty Center. Part of the Layers of History program series, this special presentation focuses on the tremendous impact made on our region by its people, from the earliest of times to today. Presented by MVHC Executive Director Angie Quinn, this family-friendly program will include stories of the earliest settlers of the valley and also an update on today’s newest residents.
Pathstone Migrant Education Center is located at 2453 County Road V, Liberty Center, OH 43532. Contact Angie Quinn, 260-450-2057 for more information.
Stories will include those of such people like early northwest Ohio settler Liwwät Böke who wrote of her experiences as an early settler during the 1830s and 1840s:
“Here in the forest, each man, woman and child must know and always, in every place, every day be aware of the circumstances concerning health of both body and mind. For people and animals the mode of living is not as in Europe; trivial habits bring us peril…many travelers from Europe…are weak from their journey, have colds, sore throats, scabs on their bodies, and are exhausted and filthy… But all of us here were also passerby a little while back, so we must be sympathetic.”
To get to Pathstone from Toledo, take US 24 west to exit 57, and go north on Ohio 295 to Neowash Road (143). Turn left and continue west on Neowash Road. As it crosses the county line into Henry County it becomes County Road V. Path Stone is located on the south side of the road, between County Road 2 and County Road 3. From Fort Wayne, take US 24 East to exit 47, and go north on 109 through Liberty Center. Continue north to County Road V, and turn right. Go east on County Road V. Path Stone is located on the south side of the road, between County Road 2 and County Road 3.
This program is made possible in part by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor is a non-profit organization serving all of Northwest Ohio and portions of Northeast Indiana and Southeast Lower Michigan.

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