For me, the Open House was an opportunity to meet – in person, for the first time – some of the fine people who I have traded many emails with over the many months while they helped me with research for my blog.
In this case, I had a chance to meet the authors of Lorain: The Real Postcards of Willis Leiter – Albert Doane, Bill Jackson, Paula Shorf, Matthew Weisman and Bruce Leiter Waterhouse, Jr. – who were busy signing copies of their book. They seemed to be doing a brisk business, so apparently the book has been a big success.
Anyway, these are exciting times for the Lorain Historical Society with the upcoming move of the archives and many of the artifacts to the former Carnegie Library.
It's a great time to join if you're not a member already. Here's the link to the Society's website.
|The authors busy signing books: (from left to right) Bruce Leiter Waterhouse, Jr., |
Matthew Weisman, Bill Jackson, Albert Doane and Paula Shorf