Living historian to present on World War I


“An Ohio Soldier Overseas During World War I”7 p.m., St. Joseph Church Parish Life Center, Wapakoneta. With Cyrus Moore III. By Auglaize County Historical Society. Use Blackhoof Street parking lot. auglaizecountyhistory@bright.net or 419-738-9328.

WAPAKONETA — A talk called “An Ohio Soldier Overseas During World War I” by Cyrus Moore III will be Thursday, Nov. 8 at the St. Joseph Church Parish Life Center. The Auglaize County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting that day with a brief business meeting beginning at 7 p.m., and the talk will begin after that.

Admission is free. Use the Blackhoof Street parking lot.

Moore is military curator for the Southeast Ohio History Center, Athens, and serves in the Ohio History Service Corps. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from Ohio University and a master’s degree in history from Kent State University. He is a longtime living historian.

Contact auglaizecountyhistory@bright.net or 419-738-9328 for details.

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The Auglaize County Historical Society will host its annual meeting on Thursday, November 8, 7 pm at the St. Joseph Church Parish Life Center,

Wapakoneta. A program entitled “An Ohio Soldier Overseas During World War I” by Cyrus Moore III will follow the brief business meeting. The event is

free and open to the public. Please use the Blackhoof Street parking lot to access the Parish Life Center.

Cyrus Moore III holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Ohio University, Athens, and a master’s degree in history from Kent State University. For the

past two years he has served as an AmeriCorps member for the Ohio History Service Corps. Since 2012 he has also served as the Military Curator for

the Southeast Ohio History Center in Athens.

Moore is an accomplished and experienced Living Historian, having extensively researched military history, including battles, soldiers, and armies, and

material culture, that is, uniforms, weapons, and military/civilian equipment. From 2004 to the present he has served as a Living Historian as a member of the 63rd Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry for the Civil War. From 2010 to the present he has served as a Living Historian for the First World

War.

States Rachel Barber, Auglaize County Historical Society administrator, “We’re pleased that Cyrus Moore will present for the annual meeting in 2018, as we are approaching the centennial of the armistice. Learning about the life of Ohio soldiers during this period is a fitting way to reflect back upon the end of World War I.”

Founded in 1963, the Auglaize County Historical Society collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the history of Auglaize County, enriching lives by connecting people and communities to the past and to each other.

For more information about this event or the Auglaize County Historical Society, please contact auglaizecountyhistory@bright.net or 419/738-9328. The Auglaize County Historical Society is also on Facebook.

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“An Ohio Soldier Overseas During World War I”7 p.m., St. Joseph Church Parish Life Center, Wapakoneta. With Cyrus Moore III. By Auglaize County Historical Society. Use Blackhoof Street parking lot. auglaizecountyhistory@bright.net or 419-738-9328.

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