Friday, September 17, 2021 at The Shipyards in Lorain
VIP Reception 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
General Seating 6:15 pm Opening Remarks 6:45 pm
We thank our guests who joined in the celebration!
“We’re Forty…Now What?”
Our Keynote Speaker for this event is Sean Kelley, Director of Public Programming and the Senior Vice President at Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP), a former American prison in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that is now open to the public as a museum. Come hear this nationally recognized changemaker who successfully FLIPPED HISTORY ON ITS SIDE to spark conversation about contemporary issues.
Mr. Kelley took a stand in re-designing how Eastern State Penitentiary Museum interpreted its history. He realized that the museum could no longer stay neutral on the issue of mass incarceration. Taking a position on this issue was a shining example of how museums can help shape the narrative by including the presentation of multiple viewpoints and inspiring deeper conversations about issues affecting their immediate surroundings.
After Mr. Kelley tees up the conversation of his experience, we will present a panel of local Lorain leaders to continue a discussion around relevant historic and contemporary topics. There is no better time to do this than the year 2021 as we are celebrating our fortieth anniversary year with the theme “We’re Forty…Now What?” As we move into the future, it may be time to alter our role from that of a traditional historical society to more of a catalyst for change. As the organization charged with preserving Lorain’s history, it’s important first to truly understand the needs and wants of our community. What better way to do that than by inviting a nationally recognized museum expert to our table to educate and inspire our local constituents?
Thanks to the generous support of Ohio Humanities, we are pleased to bring Sean Kelley to Lorain for this unique opportunity. This program is made possible in part by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Honorary Co-Chairs: Darryl Tucker and his wife, Joanne Eldridge Tucker
Joanne retired as the director of the Lorain Public Library System in 2016. She is currently secretary of The Foundation of the Lorain Public Library System Inc. and treasurer of the Domonkas Friends of the Library in Sheffield Lake. Joanne has served on numerous boards and organizations throughout Lorain County and is a former member of the Lorain Historical Society Board of Trustees.
Our Caterer: Matt Barnes, The Gourmet Guy
The Venue: The Shipyards Event Center
ANNUAL MEETING SPONSORS
Corrigan Krause CPAs
Joe and Samantha Muska/McDonald Hopkins LLC
Ben and Jane Norton
Zelek Flower Shop
Joel Arredondo, President of Lorain City Council
Tamika Bonilla, LHS Trustee
Jack and Debora Bradley
Cerity Partners Wealth Management
Terri and Jeff Frederick
Lorain County Community College
United Property Management
Winfield Associates Investment Advisors