Jun 10 - Local Stories of Quarry Life
June 10 (Wednesday, 7:15 p.m.) Local Stories of Quarry Life. The history of Lorain County quarrying is presented in this illustrated program by James Hieb, Executive Vice President/CEO of the Marble Institute of America (Oberlin, Ohio). Jim is the author of Sandstone Center of the World: Images and Stories of Quarrying Life in Amherst, South Amherst, and Lorain County, Ohio which documents 160 years of quarry life in the region. He has researched quarry history and collected stories for many years from retired quarry workers, including Foyster Matlock, grandfather of Hieb's wife, Christa.
The book is available in the Heritage Center's Museum Store. The event is free and open to the public. Location: Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium.