Great Stone Viaduct Winter Lecture Series
Since 2012, the library has partnered with the Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society on a Winter Lecture Series. These programs, featuring presentations of local historical and community topics, are held on Wednesday nights at 6 pm in the Community Room on the lower level of the Library throughout the months of February and March. All Winter Lecture Series programs are free for the public to attend.
The 2022 Great Stone Viaduct Series concluded March 30th. A big thank you goes out to all of our presenters and our attendees for making this years come back a huge success. BPL was honored to be able to partner this year with The Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society to have both in-person and online programming for the 10th annual series. Recorded versions of the 2022 lectures many be viewed below.
Join us next year for the 11th annual GSV Winter Lecture Series in 2023 — Stay tuned for next year's program schedule.
2022 Great Stone Viaduct Winter Lecture Schedule
- 02/02: “The Untold Story of Isaac Zane, White Eagle of the Wyandots,” presented by author Alan Fitzpatrick
02/09: “Just A Grocer's Son,” presented by author Dan Frizzi
- 02/16: “Tourism: Point Pleasant and Mothman” presented by Dr. Robert Kruse, a cultural geographer
- 02/23: “History and Prehistoric History of the Ohio Valley,” presented by Professor Phillip T. Fitzgibbons of the Franciscan University of Steubenville
- 03/03: “Ohio Wines: A Geographical and Historical Perspective,” presented by Aron Massey, a geology professor at West Liberty University
- 03/09: “History of Wheeling Aviation,” presented by Erin Rothenbuehler, Library Director of Bellaire Public Library
- 03/16: “Bellaire Vision Plan,” presented by Crystal Lorimor, executive director of the Community Improvement Corp. of Belmont County
- 03/23: “America’s First Interstate: The National Road 1806-1853,” presented by author Roger Pickenpaugh
- 03/30: “Black Cats and Crossed Fingers: common superstitions and their origins," presented by local history researchers Jeanne Finstein and Judi Hendrickson (NOTE: Due to a malfunctioning microphone, there is no sound for the first ten minutes of the video.)