History of Great Black Swamp Presented at Paulding County Carnegie Library
Paulding, OH – Paulding County Carnegie Library will host local historian Clinton Mauk, as he evokes tales of the Great Black Swamp on Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. To highlight the presentation, photographs from the National Center for Nature Photography’s exhibit, “10,000 Acres: Preserved Forever,” will be on display at the library during the month of October.
As past president of the Toledo Rotary Club and having been a member for 58 years, Clint began lecturing his club on early Ohio history. He went on to write his best selling book, Historical Tales of Toledo, with proceeds raising over $150,000 for the Toledo Rotary Foundation. Clint now gives talks to many different groups on the history of the Great Black Swamp, the War of 1812 and early northwest Ohio.
Presented by local land trust Black Swamp Conservancy, the images in the photo exhibit celebrate the over 10,000 acres of meadows, farmlands, woods and wetlands that are permanently protected by the Conservancy through land conservation agreements. Included in the exhibit are photographs from the 292-acre Forrest Woods Nature Preserve, located near Antwerp in Paulding County and owned by the Conservancy.
Free and open to the public, the presentation will take place in the library meeting room. For more information about the presentation and photo exhibit, please call 419-872-5263.