Historical society tells tales of local women
Editor’s note: In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Summit Historical Society asked its members to share their stories, and the following is Nora Hall’s. For more, go to SummitHistorical.org, find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit one of the many local historical sites.
Nora Hall has lived in Summit Cove for 30 years, and she says it’s the best neighborhood in Summit County.
“I became involved with the Summit Historical Society about three years ago because my son needed volunteer hours for school,” Hall said of her introduction to the group. “We chose the organization because it was of interest to us and one that would provide my son with a great learning experience.”
Hall was pleasantly surprised that she also enjoyed learning about the historical society.
“We were able to see things and learn things about our own community through hands-on events,” she explained.
At first, the family volunteered wherever help was needed, but Hall quickly realized that what was lacking was the involvement of the community’s youth in our past, she noted.
“To build a great future for our community you need to know your past,” Hall said. “I hope that I can help connect the generations — young and old.”
Describing why she values her Summit Historical Society membership, Hall said it’s “the opportunity to meet all of the wonderful, intelligent, giving and caring people that are the Summit Historical Society.”
“I have so much to learn from them all,” she said while suggesting that prospective members come, learn and enjoy what our community has to offer.
“Get involved in our past, present and future,” she added.
Hall’s Summit County woman of inspiration is Dr. Sandra Mather, the Summit Historical Society president.
“This is one woman who is amazing,” she said. “I have never seen anyone who gives of themselves so much. She is intelligent and kind and has so much knowledge. She is an inspiration.”
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