Join us for eight weeks of weird, wild, wacky, whimsical stories from wonderful Wheeling, including: Native American oddities; Frontier follies; Civil War conundrums; Victorian unconventionalities; Progressive Era incongruities; Political peculiarities; hotel hijinks; morbid mysteries; & more!
“Weird Stories from Wheeling's Wild Frontier and Native History”
From the unsolved mystery of the engraved Ohio County stone to the legend surrounding the Skull, Major Sam McColloch's fateful premonition, Lewis Wetzel spitting lead balls, Coon's war party, the Pots and Pans campaign of 77', the Okton evil spirit, and much more...
Instructor: Alan Fitzpatrick
“Victorian Era Mayhem and Murder”
The title says a lot (Javersak will say the rest)...
Instructor: David Javersak
“Weird Stories in early 20th Century Wheeling”
A mad dash for suffrage, odd immigrant stories, obscure strikes, and Communists...Oh My!
Instructor: Hal Gorby
“Weird Stories of Wheeling in the Civil War”
From a pillaged statue to a raid that never happened — a lightning round of bizarre Civil War stories...
Instructor: Jon-Erik Gilot
From the watershed 1870 election to Nixon & Ike at the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport...
Instructor: Joe Laker
Historical oddities from Wheeling’s most storied hotel...
Instructor: Christina Fisanick
“Weird Ways to Die in Wheeling”
Snippets of bizarre death tales from Wheeling’s leading cemetery enthusiast...
Instructor: Bekah Karelis
All programs are free and open to the public. Patrons may attend as many classes as they wish. There are no tests or other requirements. For more information about the People’s University please email the library, call us at 304-232-0244, or visit the Reference Desk.
The purpose of Ohio County Public Library-sponsored programs is to provide education, information, and entertainment for library patrons. The Library reserves the right to exercise sole discretion in selecting and inviting presenters for its programs. In selecting presenters, the Library does not discriminate on account of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, religion, ancestry or national origin, and the views expressed by presenters of Library-sponsored programs, or by any person in attendance at the programs, do not necessarily reflect the views of the Library, its staff, and/or its representatives.
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