The harshest critics of any community often are those who were born and raised there. It can be difficult to recognize those things that we are closest to and judge them based on their own merit.
History is the look at the past that shows us why we live our lives the way we do today. Sports, music, schools, our jobs, the places we visit and the ways we travel to those destinations all are affected by events in years gone by. Two publishers — Gray & Co. and Arcadia Publishing — offer a wealth of volumes that detail the way things were in Stark County. Here are a few favorite titles.
Once upon a time in a faraway land lived colonies of wee folk, often referred to as fairies. Their queen was a woman named Fey. She was a strong leader, and yet loved everyone in her kingdom, using her powers to visit all of them every day to make sure they were OK, for they were tiny and delicate and could be hurt easily.
The Stark County Historical Society was founded June 5, 1946. The trustees built and moved into the current museum building in 1963. The museum is privately owned and operated by the historical society and hosts about 50,000 guests per year.