MOUNT VERNON — The industrial history of Mount Vernon will be the topic at the Wednesday, Sept. 4, program at the Knox County Historical Society Museum, 875 Harcourt Road, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The program will be presented by Kenyon College senior Lucas Kreuzer, who conducted a year-long research project studying industrial development here from the early 1800s to the present time. His project focused on the Cooper, Ariel and Pittsburg Plate Glass corporations, examining their changing corporate structures and strategies and their social and economic impact on the city of Mount Vernon.
His project drew upon published county and company histories, collected data and personal interviews which generated a series of maps illustrating Mount Vernon’s changing industrial landscape over nearly two centuries.
Mr. Kreuzer’s project was funded in part by the Office of Community Partnerships at Kenyon, where his studies include political science, economics and German. He recently spent a semester pursuing his studies in Berlin.
The meeting is free and open to the public, and all persons interested in area history are invited to attend. For more information, call the museum at 740-393-5247 or check the website at www.knoxhistory.org.