September 17th, 2021
"My Old Reynoldsburg" was written by Jon Hanson
This project took a couple of weeks to carefully take apart an old composite and reconstruct it into a new one.
The goal was to use as many of the original photos as possible.
Many pictures needed to be corrected in Photoshop due to the extensive water damage.
This composite took Mary Turner Stoots eight weeks to complete. Every piece was cut out by hand and all the names were hand-lettered in calligraphy.
The RHS Class of 1970 paid for the project and donated the composite to RTHS.
Loraine Dawley (blue dress) is a dance costume designer and hair stylist. She started attending 1912 themed events at The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan several years ago. She decided to try reproducing 1912 clothing to wear at these events, thus creating an entire wardrobe for herself and her husband, then spent many hours looking for antique accessories to complete the look. Loraine has since started to create vintage reproductions for her family and friends who attend as well.
Since you couldn't come to the museum in 2020, we decided to bring the museum to you!
A tour wouldn't be complete without including the garage and barn!
Check out this great video about the Mural at Lancaster Avenue & Main Street!
The Western Electric plant was located at McNaughten and Broad. There are three integral points to the collection:
1) over 6000 pictures and obituaries in twenty 3” notebook photo albums, and they are all indexed by the names on the pictures
2) a twenty-foot display case in the barn with artifacts, historical items from the Broad St. plant, memorabilia etc.
3) a large collection of paper records: company memos, training manuals, newspaper clippings etc.
WOSU-TV Interview About Alexander W. Livingston with Brent Davis, Barth Cotner, and Mary Turner Stoots