MOUNT VERNON - The Knox County Historical Society Museum will reopen following its winter break on Wednesday, March 4, with a program on the early stock certificates of Ohio and Knox County, at the KCHS Museum, 875 Harcourt Road, (Routes 3 and 36), in Mount Vernon. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public at no charge.
The illustrated presentation will be given by Mr. William Knadler, a retired member of the Norwalk, Ohio, Fire Department and Trustee of the Firelands Historical Society. He has been a collector of historic stock certificates for nearly 30 years, and he has given talks on his collection at both national and international conferences. His extensive collection dates from 1776 to the present, representing every state in the Union and every one of Ohio’s 88 counties. Highlighting his PowerPoint presentation will be several early stock certificates from Knox County banks, railroads and prominent industries. Mr. Knadler has also offered to appraise at no charge any early stock certificates brought to the program for evaluation.
Beginning March 4, through November, the Knox Co. Historical Society Museum will be open on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Museum features a wide variety of exhibits on the industrial, cultural, educational, religious and military history of the area. Special exhibits feature telephone history, bridge building, packaging, window glass and milk bottle manufacturing, the Cooper-Bessemer and Ariel Corp. histories, and entertainers Daniel Emmett and Paul Lynde. An admission donation is appreciated, and group visits can be arranged in advance.
Monthly programs are always free and open to the public, and all persons interested in area history are invited to attend. More information is available by calling 740-393-5247, or at www.knoxhistory.org.