Walsh Dedicates New Ohio Historical Marker


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Presented by the Ohio History Connection, Walsh University celebrated the installation of its new Ohio Historical Marker honoring Walsh’s founders, the Brothers of Christian Instruction, with a formal dedication ceremony on Tuesday, June 16. The dedication date also commemorates the founding anniversary of the Brothers of Christian Instruction by Fathers Jean Marie de la Mennais and Gabriel Deshayes on June 16, 1819.

Canton Repository, June 17: Historical Marker Unveiled at Walsh 

The placement of the Ohio Historical Marker was initiated as a class project by Walsh University Associate Professor of History Dr. Kelly Selby and the seventeen students in her 2014 History of Ohio course in collaboration with the Ohio History Connection. The Ohio Historical Markers program began in the 1950s and encompasses more than 1,500 unique metal markers placed throughout the state, highlighting Ohio’s historically significant people, places, events and heritage. There are 24 Ohio Historical Markers located in Stark County. 

The ceremony included remarks by Walsh University President Richard Jusseaume, Walsh University Associate Professor of History Dr. Kelly Selby, a musical performance by members of the Walsh Chorale and the official presentation of the marker by Mark Sundlov, manager of the Local History Office at Ohio History Connection (formerly the Ohio Historical Society).