Appalachian History and Culture
Brown Baggin' Thru History
June 5, 2015 NOON - 1 PM
Where: Campus Martius Museum
Cost: FREE Program. Discounted admission for tour of museum
Guest Speaker: Peggy Calestro and Julie Calestro-McDonald
This presentation defines the Appalachian region and explores the history of those who settled there. It provides insights into the origins of Appalachian culture and beliefs; important historical events which shaped the region’ and the roles absentee ownership and extractive industries continue to play in the region.
Peggy and Julie are a mother-daughter team who have been fascinated for more than twenty years with Central Appalachia, which includes Appalachian Ohio. Both have written about Appalachian history and culture and have presented at conferences and seminars. Their most recent publication, Lost and Found in Appalachia, is a book of photos and brief narratives of some of the places they’ve visited during their extensive travel in the region. Julie is a clinical social worker at OSU/Harding Behavioral Health and Medicine, and Peggy is Vice President of the Ohio Children’s Foundation.
This program is free thanks to the generous support of the Washington County Public Library.