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March 2 - “Paratroopers Do or Die” - presented by Mr. Donald Jakeway

One of Johnstown, Ohio’s best-known citizens is Mr. Donald Jakeway, who parachuted into Normandy, France, on D-Day with the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment as part of the 82nd Airborne Division. He has received many honors for his WWII service, including serving as the honored guest at Knox County’s D-Day celebration in 2015, and having the Johnstown’s intersection of Ohio’s Route 37 and U.S. 62 named “Don Jakeway Place.”

Mr. Jakeway will be with us to discuss his most interesting life as told in his autobiography, Paratroopers Do or Die.

May 4 - “The Ariel Corporation 50th Anniversary” - presented by James Buchwald

Marking their legal birth at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, 1966, The Ariel Corporation has made great strides and countless contributions to the betterment of Knox County, Ohio, during their first 50 years.

Ariel founder James Buchwald will share his stories of the beginnings and remarkable growth that have brought the Company to its position of leadership today.

April 5 "Knox County in World War I" by Dr. John Fowler

It was on April 6, 1917, that the United States officially entered World War I.
Dr. John Fowler will relate the experiences of Knox Countians, at home and abroad, who served a century ago in America's effort in the "war to end all wars."

May 3: "Cooper-Bessemer History: 165 Years of Engine and Compressor Innovation" by Norman Shade

This beautifully illustrated story of Mount Vernon's long-standing industry highlights many of the interesting people and their creative engineering that kept C-B at the top of their field throughout the 20th century.

June 7: The Knox County Historical Society 75th Anniversary Celebration

Plans are underway for the celebration of our "first 75 years," with highlights about people and events from years past and plans for the future. There will also likely be cake involved.

. . . and watch for news of Knox County's famous Civil War nurse,
Mother Bickerdyke, as we celebrate her 200 birthday on July 19, 2017.

Unless otherwise noted, our monthly meetings are held at the
Historical Society Museum
875 Harcourt Road
Mount Vernon OH 43050

Programs begin at 7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
For more information,
call the Museum at 740-393-5247.

Knox County Historical Society

875 Harcourt Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Phone No. : (740) 393-5247
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