Residents near Chillicothe have the chance to learn some history during lunch on Thusday.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Administrator Julie Ashbrook:

Julie Ashbrook

Press Release from Chillicothe Arts Council
The Chillicothe Area Arts Council will present a cultural luncheon from noon to 12:55 p.m., Thursday, April 12, at the Alaska House, 455 Locust Street, Chillicothe. Gary and Ellen Dolan, members of the Friends of the Thompson House, will present a program on the architecture, slave craftsmanship, genealogy and ongoing rescue and preservation of an 1830s Georgian-style, two-story home located in what is now Crowder State Park near Trenton. The house, built by slaves, belonged to Dr. William Preston Thompson, a brigadier general, a veteran of the War of 1812, a physician and surgeon, and later a Livingston County judge.
The program will follow a light lunch of soup, bread, a drink and dessert which is available for $5 with a reservation. The program is open to the public, and people may attend without ordering lunch. For a lunch reservation, call the arts council at 816-646-1173 or email [email protected] The deadline for lunch reservations is 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, April 11.