The Shelby County Historical Society Presents – Democracy on Trial in 1918

Start date: August 13, 2018

End date: August 13, 2018

7:00 p.m.

Sidney Masonic Lodge
303 East Poplar Street
Sidney, OH 45365

The Shelby County court square has been the scene of many dramatic and some tragic events which helped shape our community. None was more so than what occurred on a soft evening in the summer of 1918. When news about the death of the areas first soldier reached town, the reaction was sudden and considerable. A large crowd gathered there to witness the burning of all German textbooks from the school. What happened that night was a true test of our local democratic principles.

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Contact: Tilda Phlipot        Phone: (937)498-1653