VERMILION HISTORY MUSEUM AUDIO / VIDEO THEATRE
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If you want popcorn you'll have to bring your own.
Over the years I have - a along with photographs and written histories - recorded and collected both video and audio files
pertaining to the community we know as Vermilion in Ohio. Until now, however, I've not really had a place to share them
with people outside a presentation or two at Vermilion's Ritter Public Library.
Ergo, I finally developed this website.I have a good deal of material, and it takes time to prepare it for this forum.
So if you will return to the page now and then - you will probably find new things along with the old.
I hope you will come to appreciate them. Rich...
George Phillips (b. 1935 - d. 2017)
I captured this video at Ritter Library during a Vermilion Area Archival Society Meeting around 2010 or 11. It's really an interesting piece.
Myrtle Eppler (b. 1915 - d. 2016)
This interview with Rev.Eppler is quite long. The first part is informal small talk. But the entire piece is both interesting and informative.
Vermilion History Museum Apartment
The First video shows the apartment over the Vermilion News Print Shop as it was being renovated to add to the museum early in 2013.
The additional videos were taken in Vermilion c. 1935
Six Years Later
This 2nd video shows the same areas appeared six years after we started. This clip was made on October 28, 2019.
The additional videos were taken around Vermilion c. 1935.
They are silent.
(b. 1917 - d. 2014)
This is an Audio file recorded c. 2005 at the Ritter Library where she did a presentation for the Vermilion Area Archival Society. Nettie was a very interesting person from a very interesting family.
Nancy Alice Tarrant-Emery
June 26, 2014
Nancy is the eldest daughter of Wm. & Ella Roscoe-Tarrant. As a young girl she spent a good deal of time at the family print shop, eventually coming to work there as an adult. She is an entertaining speaker with some entertaining stories
Autobiography of Rev. Lou
The Reverend Louis Bertoni is undeniably one of Vermilion's more influential personalities of the mid to late 20th century. He is also one of the most intelligent. His story is an important one spiritually, socially and historically.
This is a nice memory of Christmas in the Tarrant household in the yesteryear. Methinks ye will like it. I hope that all families own such memories.
From November 21, 2008.
Video documents the building of Vermilion’s
United Church of Christ Congregational Church
It’s a fun and historic slideshow record.
MANY LOCAL PERSONALITIES
This is (from my view) a rare and valuable video c.2010. It showcases short pieces from: Nuggie Cook, Dawn Full, Connie Dropko, Jim Hart, Jim Snell, Lucile Clark, Roger Watkins, John Tuttle, Genevieve Clark,
Melba Walker, Tootie Reisinger, Bill Summers and Marie Tansey.
On September 14, 2009
I had this telephone conversation with Vermilion expatriate Dick Parsons and his wife Jeanne. Dick moved buildings, etc. in Vermilion years ago. But he has a good deal more to ruminate about. It's an appreciable interview.
Rev. James Bidle
Was minister of Vermilion's First Congregational Church from 1956 to 1962. This is a short clip of an address he made at the 50th Anniversary of the current church building on State Street in 2007. It's a very entertaining and informative piece.
MUSEUM TOUR #1 - The Print Shop
Come with me on a tour of the downstairs portion of the Vermilion History Museum.
It's a print shop wherein Vermilion's first substantial newspaper was printed
from 1904 to 1964.
And this is just part of the whole museum.