Fayette history group changes its name 05.05.10

Written by David Green.

Now it’s known as the Fayette Historical Society.

Members of the Fayette History Group voted on a name change at its April 9 meeting.

Those attending the meeting were David Loffer, Dee and Earl Ferguson, Randy Scott, Hal Stambaugh, Karen King, Woody Hibbard and his son-in-law, Jay Thomas, David Metcalf and Kathleen Fix.  woody.jpg

Hal Stambaugh showed a photo of the old diner west of town, with all of the vintage automobiles in the parking lot. David Metcalf told of his wishes to make a presentation of school photos for the Fayette School Alumni Banquet coming up the end of July.

David Loffer displayed albums of his old Fayette photos and Kathy Fix told of her recent journey with her husband, Tom, to Seneca County, N.Y.  to visit Fayette, N.Y., for which Fayette, Ohio, was named.

The Fixes visited the historical society museum at Seneca Falls, five miles from Fayette, New York. Seneca Falls is known as the birthplace of women’s rights in America and the home of Susan B. Anthony.

So many of Fayette's early settlers came from the Seneca County towns of Waterloo, Seneca Falls and Fayette, New York. 

Following the meeting, members went to the Fayette Opera House to watch a DVD of Woody Hibbard speaking about his recollection of what Fayette looked like in 1927. Kathleen Fix was the interviewer and Karen King recorded the conversation.

“Everyone attending agrees, ‘Woody, you are one of Fayette’s greats,’” said Fix.

The Fayette Historical Society will travel May 10 to Bowling Green, Ohio, to visit the archival collection, which is now on the fifth floor of the BGSU campus library.

Those attending should meet at 8:30 a.m. outside the Fayette Opera House to make a caravan journey together to BGSU.

Microfilmed news articles of old Fayette Record newspapers of the late 1800s, and sporadic editions of the old Fayette Reviews of the 1900s will be available at the campus library.

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