Historian seeks local stories
- Published: July 31, 2012
Local historian Robin Heise, a recent graduate from the Wright State masters in public history program, is seeking stories from villagers about Yellow Springs history.
“It’s so important to capture these stories, and everyone has stories to tell,” Heise said in a recent interview.
Those who want to contribute tales of Yellow Springs history may do so by going online at www.ysheritage.org Heise’s Web site. The site also contains her research on significant Yellow Springs places and personalities, such as town developer Wilbur Mills and Rebecca Pennell, the Antioch College professor who was the first female college professor in the country to have a tenured position.
Heise spoke about these local figures and several historic buildings at a July walking tour, which was attended by about 25 people. Heise said she hopes to lead historic walking tours on a monthly basis.