The 4th of July is always an exciting time in Bexley. From the parade in the morning to the fireworks in the evening, it's a great opportunity to come together and celebrate the history of this country and of Bexley. Come visit the Bexley Historical Society on the Capital Front Lawn before the fireworks, starting at 5:30. We will be selling ice cream from Johnson's and bottled water. Our booth will be located just inside the Capital gates. Thank you everyone for supporting the Bexley Historical Society in our mission to preserve Bexley's heritage.
On Sunday, June 4th, the Bexley Historical Society was honored to be part of the Bexley Women's Club House and Garden Tour. The Bexley BEAT bus stopped right outside our front door, and people were looking through our cottage museum throughout the day. If you missed the tour, but would like to see the museum for yourself, please contact us or visit us during our regular monthly hours. We would like to extend a special thanks to all of the board members who volunteered that day, as well as volunteers Sheree Lamendola, Alex Mathews Barbara Laughon, Ann Chapman Davis, Joan Nettles Denhardt, Marcia May Huhn, and Carol Ann Pfau.
Thank you to everyone that came out for our Reflections of Bexley event at Jeffrey Mansion on Sunday, April 30th. A fun time was had by all, with lots of memories shared. We also honored our Founder and Adviser Edie Mae Herrel with a plaque to thank her for her years of service to the Bexley Historical Society and Bexley. Special thanks to Mayor Ben Kessler, our emcee for the afternoon!
If you missed the event check out the photos below. If you want to show off your own Bexley knowledge, feel free to answer the following questions in the comments!
How did the Spanish-American War influenced Bexley's development?
What name was proposed before "Bexley" was selected?
Where were Magnolia Ave. and Belgard Lane?
What world record did Jerrie Mock set?
How did the basement walls of Montrose Elementary School get scarred?