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October 7, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Anderson on ‘Germanic Migrants and Immigrants in Ohio’ at North Canton


Dr. Timothy Anderson

Dr. Timothy Anderson

North Neighbor News reports that “as part of the Smithsonian exhibition ‘Journey Stories,’ the North Canton Heritage Society will host Dr. Timothy Anderson of Ohio University, who will speak on ‘Germanic Migrants and Immigrants in Ohio: Patterns and Landscapes.’”

North Canton was settled by German migrants who brought their characteristic culture, values and ideals with them. Not surprisingly, they called their settlement New Berlin. But in 1918, during World War I when anti-German sentiment was high, residents changed the name of the village by vote to North Canton.

Dr. Anderson will discuss why people of Germany picked this area and how their culture continues to affect today’s residents. This free lecture will be held in the community room of the North Canton Public Library, 185 N. Main St., at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Dr. Anderson, an associate professor (of Geography), teaches cultural and historical geography. Among his many research interests are German immigration as well as the historical settlement and development of Ohio’s regional culture.

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