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New lecture series for 2015 planned at Roscoe Village

| February 25, 2015

alice hooverCOSHOCTON – Roscoe Village opens the 2015 lecture series on Sunday, March 1 with Alice Hoover, local historian, portraying Mary Compton in a delightful lecture “Mary Compton′s Memories of Old Roscoe.” An 1800s Roscoe Village resident, Mary Compton, shares what everyday life in the village of Roscoe was like during the golden ages of the Ohio Erie Canal. The lecture begins at 2 p.m. in the Roscoe Village Visitor Center.

Hoover is a graduate with honors from Otterbein University. Her husband Dick is a retired United Methodist pastor. They have two sons. Alice taught elementary school for 25 years, retiring from Coshocton Lincoln Elementary. She is the organist at the Presbyterian Church in Coshocton. As an historical dramatist she portrays 30 Biblical and historical women.

Additional lectures will take place on Sunday, May 17 when “Charles Dickens Comes to America” and Sunday, Sept. 13 as Dave Adair shares “Traveling the Towpath.” All lectures will take place in the Roscoe Village visitor center at 2 p.m.

The presentations are free of charge; however, donations to defray speakers’ fees are gladly accepted. For information, contact the Roscoe Village Visitor Center at 622-7644 ext. 20.

For information on Historic Roscoe Village, call (800) 877-1830 or 622-7644 or visit www.roscoevillage.com.

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