As an extension of the educational component of TSCI’s mission, The Toledo-Delmenhorst Committee began a series of presentations on October 20, 2011 at Oak Shade Grove in Oregon, OH. Marking the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, David Kohler gave a presentation on German Troops in the Civil War. Mr. Kohler included family narrative, as well as other historical documentation on the subject. Attendees were encouraged to pose questions and discuss the topic further during a social hour following the presentation.
This was the first in a series of planned presentations. Some of the future topics will include The History of German Businesses in the Toledo Area and a presentation on Delmenhorst, Germany. A varied program of topics will be presented at locations around the area. All are welcome. Contact Rogene Kohler (firstname.lastname@example.org) to suggest a topic of interest, to volunteer your own interests or expertise for a presentation, or to recommend someone who would be willing to present. Thanks to the German-American Festival for making their beautiful facility available for the evening.
December 2012 will mark the 10 year anniversary of the signing of the Sister City agreement between Toledo Sister Cities International and NordSCI – Delmenhorst. The committees will soon begin plans to commemorate and celebrate the relationship.