By Kbc8809 (own work), via Wikimedia Commons
A historic home in Springfield, Ohio.
EDWARDSVILLE — A free workshop on how to research the history of Edwardsville buildings will be at 7 p.m. Monday, June 20, at the Edwardsville Public Library, 112 S. Kansas St.
The presenter, Cindy Reinhardt, is a local historian who has been researching and writing histories of Edwardsville buildings for many years.
Participants will be given instructions on how to get started, where to find sources, and how to interpret and document information. Researching the history of the family home can uncover all kinds of interesting information. Examples of what might be discovered are: Who the house was built for, the names of the architect and builder, whether the house was built for an immigrant or an “old Edwardsville” family, whether there was ever a fire in the home and more.
The free workshop is sponsored jointly by the Edwardsville Public Library and the Edwardsville Historic Preservation Commission. For information, call (618) 692-7556.