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Speaker to Share Stories About Ohio’s State Markers Program
Stow resident Denny Reiser will share 20 years of research and stories related to the Ohio Historical Markers Program when he speaks at Hudson Heritage Association’s monthly meeting on March 9. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Barlow Community Center. The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by refreshments.
A self-avowed lifelong learner, Reiser began researching the marker program in 2003 and has accumulated extensive knowledge about the places where markers are located throughout the state, how to use the program’s website to find specific markers (www.remarkableohio.org) and how to qualify for a new marker. He will provide background on the three markers located in Hudson and promises to suggest ideas for an additional marker related to the city’s past.
Retired in 1998 after teaching in both the Bay Village and Aurora School Districts, Reiser now pursues a variety of interests including becoming a Master Gardener and completing Ohio State University’s Volunteer Pollinator Specialist training. He is a volunteer with Summit Metro Parks, the Cascade Lock Park Association, Stan Hywet and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. He is an accomplished photographer and has contributed more than 1,000 photos to the Ohio Historic Marker Program. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Adrian College and two master’s degrees from Kent State University – one in math education and one in environmental sciences. Administered by the Ohio History Connection, the Ohio Historical Markers program was established to identify, commemorate, and honor important people, places, things, or events that have contributed to the state’s rich history. Since 1957, the program has placed more than 1,700 markers throughout Ohio. Approximately 20-30 new markers are accepted into the program each year. There currently are 50 markers in Summit County, including the three in Hudson.