I just obtained a copy of the book commenorating the bicentennial of Brecksville, my home town. The bicentennial of Brecksville Township’s founding actually was celebrated last year in a year-long celebration, with a specially emphasis during Home Days in June. A historical subcommittee had been working for a couple years on the book and originally hoped to have it available during the Bicentennial Year, but the deadline for copy was gradually pushed back until December 31 2011. Then came the production process of copy editing, submitting photographs, laying it out, and proof reading the pages.
I am proud to have been a subcommittee member working on the book. I researched and wrote the first draft of the first chapter which summarized the founding of Brecksville. It was an interesting and challenging assignment. I did much of the research on early families for this chapter in Ancestry.com.
Honor the Past, Embrace the Present, Envision the Future can be purchased for $45. The book also comes with a 2-hr DVD containing videos and photos of the 2011 year-long Bicentennial celebration. You can purchase the book at the following locations:
Brecksville City Hall, 9069 Brecksville Road
The Human Services Center, Two Community Drive
The Brecksville Historical Association Archives, Blossom Hill, Oakes Road
Western Reserve Bank, 8751 Brecksville Road
Faulhaber Funeral Home, 7915 Broadview Road
Books will also be available at several events during the coming months.
August 26, Concert on the Square
September 8, Firefighters’ Clam Bake
October 7, BHA Apple Butter Festival
October 28, Booville
November 4-5, Heartfelt Holiday Alternative (maybe, maybe not)
November 8, Chippewa Garden Club Design Program
December 2, Christmas Parade
Please pass this information on to your friends and neighbors. Thank you for your support of the Brecksville Bicentennial!