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Lecture Series for Bicentennial 2019 | 2020

A variety of presentations tracing the history and significance of Shelby County and Sidney were offered to commemorate their Bicentennial milestones. New topics are under development now.  Please check back for updates….

A Bicentennial Retrospective – Why We Are Who We Are


  • Presented by Rich Wallace
  • April 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 East North Street in Sidney

The Role of Transportation in Shelby County History

  • Presented by Scott Trostle
  • June 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Ross Historical Center, 201 North Main Avenue in Sidney

Lois and Anna: An Author Grows Up

  • Presented by Bobbie Malone
  • July 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
  • St. Jacob Lutheran Church, 101 West Main Street in Anna

An Interesting (and Humorous) Journey Through Shelby County’s Legal History AND A Courthouse Observance of the First Meeting of the Shelby County Grand Jury

  • September 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Shelby County Court of Common Pleas – Shelby County Court House, 100 East Court Street in Sidney

Rumley: An African American Pioneer Community in Frontier Shelby County

  • Presented by Dr. Roy Finkenbine
  • October 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church – Parish Activity Center, 9377 State Route 119 West in McCartyville

Bicentennial Salute to Shelby County Veterans

  • Presented by Rich Wallace and Jim Hall
  • November 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sidney Municipal Court – Monumental Building, 110 West Court Street in Sidney


Please check back from time to time as updates will be published here and on the Bicentennial Events Schedule when available.

The Bicentennial Lecture Series is sponsored by Steve and Peggy Baker.


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