Program to highlight White House history


SUNBURY — Van Young is returning to the Big Walnut Area Historical Society to talk about “White House Trivia” on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Myers Inn Museum Meeting Room. Admission is free.

How many U.S. presidents have there been? Which president got married in the White House? Who was our youngest president? This talk takes you through some of the most unusual and little known facts about our commanders in chief, and the house they lived in. From George Washington to Joe Biden, the audience will participate and learn about our more famous U.S. presidents, as well as many of their quirks and habits. A great President’s Day way to learn about and better understand our chief executive officers.

Born and raised in Ohio, Young as lived in Columbus for almost 40 years. Since he retired in 2012 from AT&T, he has spent much of his time doing research on the Civil War and other historical events, and then presenting programs to historical groups.

Young is active in two area Civil War organizations and is president of The Worthington Griswold History group that meets on Monday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Griswold Center in Worthington. History buffs are welcome to attend those meetings, which are free of charge.

The Myers Inn Museum is located in downtown Sunbury at the corner of Columbus and Granville streets. It is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

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