Alliance Yesterday, 1850-1900
Dan Skivolocke, owner of Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home, will present his pictorial history of the first 50 years of Alliance titled “Alliance Yesterday, 1850-1900”, in Rodman Public Library’s main auditorium. Skivolocke began 21 years ago writing a weekly article for the Alliance Review called “We Were There” that eventually gave way to “Alliance Yesterday”, a program about Alliance history he began presenting around 1992, with the help of the Alliance Historical Society.
His early programs were slide presentations consisting of about 70 slides. Today with computer technology and the internet, which allowed him to acquire many images from the Alliance Historical Society, his program consists of a PowerPoint presentation that is broken down into decades, along with a listing of all Alliance mayors and images of area schools and churches. In conjunction with the Civil War’s 150th anniversary, Skivolocke has included Civil War history and information on Abraham Lincoln’s stop in Alliance.
The Historical Society will also display photographs from its collection including Alliance buildings and people plus maps of the Alliance area. The program is free and open to the public. No registration is needed. There will be a brief annual meeting of the Alliance Historical Society before the presentation. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext.101.