To cap off this week’s series, we’re featuring Caesar Carrino, past president of the Wadsworth Historical Society.
Carrino is the former mayor of Wadsworth and has written an number of books on Wadsworth history. He shares some of the events in store for next year’s bicentennial along with ways to get involved with the Historical Society.
Take a look at what he has to say:
Q) What are some activities residents can get involved in to learn more about the city’s history?
A) Some ways to get involved are:
1. Join one or more of the several committees being hosted by the Bicentennial Committee.
2. Attend the historic walks through the cemetery that are held annually in August and sometimes in October.
3. Access the more than 300 first-person interviews by logging on to mypeg.central.com and navigate to WCTV and then to Wadsworth History on Film.
4. Purchase or borrow from the Library the books on Wadsworth history.
5. Visit the Historical House [Traver-Johnson House] on High Street.
Q) What can residents expect to see and/or participate in for next year’s bicentennial celebration?
A) There will be several and varied activities throughout the year, such as a pageant, a timeline displayed in stores and accessible by smart phone, a flash mob, picture books depicting hundreds of pictures about Wadsworth, musical programs, storytelling, carnivals, bazaars, reunions, religious services, historical reenactments, etc.