March 1st Meeting

The Reily Township Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at the Reily Twp. Community Center, 6093 Reily – Millville Road, Oxford, Ohio 45056.

Danielle Foulk, local historian, Reily Twp. resident and owner of the Wehr Homestead on Springfield Road, will present: “The Craven Connection – Thomas Craven and His Connections Across State Lines”.

Miami University, Circa 1800 (Courtesy of Smith Library)

The presentation will highlight the life of Miami University graduate Rev. Thomas Cravens, including his well-known establishment, The Eleutherian College, located in Madison, Indiana. Ms. Foulk will explore Thomas Craven’s settlement in Oxford, Ohio, his time as a traveling minister for the areas Baptist Churches, and his connection to the Wehr family in Reily Twp. She will also discuss his affiliation with the Anti-Slavery Movement, and his connections to well-known Underground Railroad Associates such as Harriett Beecher Stowe.

Eleutherian College

Members and non-members are welcome. Refreshments will be served. The business meeting starts at 7 pm and the program begins at approximately 7:15 pm.

For more information call, 513-593-2735.

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