History at Home Programs

ruth anna fisher

Tuesday, March 16th at 7:00 PM EST

We are so excited to continue our ‘History at Home’ Programming, utilizing ZOOM technology! It has been too long since we have seen many of you due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, and this technology gives us the chance to reach all of our Members and Friends, no matter where you live. So relax from the comfort of your home and enjoy the program. It will last just under an hour, including a chance for you to ask questions of the presenter. Don’t forget the popcorn!

Lorain native and Oberlin College graduate Ruth Anna Fisher spent her career working to preserve and categorize history as one of the first African-American librarians in the Library of Congress. A truly 20th century woman, Fisher’s life and work intersect with many of the major players and events that shaped the last century, from her correspondence with D.E.B Dubois, her experience as an American abroad in London from the 1920’s through the impact of the Blitz, to her participation in the 1963 March on Washington. 

Join former Ohio History Service Corps member and current M.A candidate Katrina Walker for a Women’s History Month talk on Ruth Anna Fisher. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Katrina is currently pursuing her M.A in Arts Management at American University and hopes to use her love of history and public engagement in a career in museums. 

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If you need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or by phone at 440-245-2563. The Administrative Staff is working on site and remotely, and we will respond as quickly as possible.


Upcoming History at Home Programs

General Quincy Adams Gillmore
160th Anniversary of the Civil War
April 20 @ 7 pm EST
50th Anniversary of the Fire on the Roger Blough
May 18 @ 7 pm EST