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Manning to speak on "Great Women" in local history

April 3, 2019
The Town Crier

Traci Manning, local historian and Curator of Education with the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, will give a presentation on "Founding Mothers: Great Women in Mahoning Valley History" at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Boardman Library. Come hear about Catherine Dougherty Hillman, Dora Schwebel, Mary Ann Campana, and others and how their stories and struggles helped to shape our local history.

Her lecture is sponsored by the Boardman Historical Society and is free to the public. For information, please contact Deborah Liptak at 330-740-6086.

Manning holds a B.A. in religion and Civil War era studies from Gettysburg College, a M.A. in applied history from Shippensburg University, and Curriculum and Instruction in secondary social studies education from Wilson College. She spent six years working for the National Park Service as a park ranger in various Civil War parks, including Gettysburg National Military Park, Vicksburg National Military Park, and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park before coming to the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. Her fields of study include the early Civil Rights Moment, the American Civil War, and women's history.

The Boardman Historical Society meets on the second Saturday of each month from September through May at 10 am at the Boardman Library for a lecture on some aspect of local history. Visitors, new members, and guests are always welcome.



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