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In support of our educational mission; to promote central Ohio's rich local and regional history, the G.W. Adams Educational Center is pleased to present a series of thought provoking lectures by area experts and scholars, examining various aspects and events in Ohio's past.  Support for this series is provided in part by the generous support of the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and our good friends at the Dresden Branch Library of the Muskingum County Library System.



w/Mark Holbrook, Historian

Sunday, July 28, 2023; 11:00am - 12:30pm
Day 2 - Civil War Living History at the Mansion
Historic Prospect Place Mansion: 12150 Main Street, Trinway, OH, 43842


With troops, generals, factories and farms, Ohio and Ohioans helped to change the outcome of the Civil War. And that war changed Ohio and its people. We’ll explore those changes and take a look at the contributions of Ohio and its people during America’s Civil War. Its citizens, politicians, soldiers, nurses and businessmen.

Mark Holbrook is currently the executive director for the Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Prior to that, Mark served as the marketing manager at the Ohio History Connection for nine years and has been a consultant for tourism and history-based organizations for 12 years. He is a native Ohioan, graduate of The Ohio State University (BA in Communications) and an avid student of history.


Mark is the editor of the The Buckeye Vanguard about the 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Mark recently retired from a 20-year career as a Civil War reenactor, serving as a Union officer throughout the country at such places as Gettysburg, Chattanooga, Richmond and Shiloh. Mark also served as military coordinator for the film Light of Freedom released in the fall of 2013 and had a supporting role in the 2015 film Wings of the Wind. Mark served on the Civil War Sesquicentennial Advisory Committee for the state of Ohio and has appeared in several television history-themed television programs.

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