Make A Circle Around The Square

21 Jan , 2021  

The Big Walnut Area Historical Society has a virtual treat for its winter program.

The Society invites you to a virtual Walk Around Sunbury Square with Polly Horn. Horn conducts the tour which also does for Big Walnut Schools 3rd graders.

In 1975, as Children’s Director of Community Library, Horn, carrying an arm load of Sunbury photos – many from The Sunbury News — began walking 3rd graders from Harrison Street School around the square. Stopping at the different buildings, she told stories to the students of the building’s history through the years. More…

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Society Program Looks At Evolution Of Military Gear

10 Dec , 2020  

Military Equipment Connections Between Wars,” is the topic for Big Walnut Area Historical Society’s December Program. Richard Doritty will present the evolution of the infantryman’s equipment from WWI to the present.

The program is available for free public viewing at this location online:

Doritty was born in Erie, Pa in 1941, graduated from Erie Technical High School in 1959, entered the Air Force in 1960 where he served with the 60th Fighter Interceptor Squadron as an electrician until January 1964. He came to Columbus to work for Western Electric. He attended Ohio Technical Institute where he earned an Associate Degree in Electronic Technology. In 1967 Dick married Sharon and moved to Sunbury. More…