ZOAR ― Historic Zoar Village continues its Free Speaker Series at 11 a.m. Sept. 3 in the Historic Zoar School House.
Tom O’Grady, author and astronomy instructor, will present “An Astronomical Expedition by Canal and Stagecoach: John Quincy Adams Crosses Ohio in 1843.” As president in 1825, Adams called for the establishment of an astronomical observatory. As a congressman more than 15 years later, he traveled through Ohio to give a dedication address and lay the cornerstone for the Cincinnati Observatory. The facility became operational in 1845 and remains one of the oldest functioning observatories in the U.S.
O’Grady has researched Ohio history for 25 years with a focus in geography and settlement, the mound builders and Ohio canals. He has led evening observational astronomy courses at Ohio University for 30 years and worked as a surveyor for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
No reservations are required. Free parking is available near the School House.
Visit www.historiczoarvillage.com or call 330-874-3011 for more information.
Second Annual Tuscarawas Valley College and CareerFair
NEW PHILADELPHIA ― The Tuscarawas Area Counseling Association will hold its 2nd Annual Tuscarawas Valley College and Career Fair on Sept. 30. Buckeye Career Center, Diversified Engineering and Kent State University at Tuscarawas are sponsors.
Last year’s event had over 60 colleges, universities, vocational schools, businesses and military branches attend. All students in Tuscarawas, Holmes, Carroll and Harrison county are invited. Students have the opportunity to meet with schools and local businesses from all across Ohio.
The free event will begin at 10 a.m. Students will be transported by their home districts to Kent State Tuscarawas for half the day for the event. Students whose districts are not attending may attend on their own.