Carolyn Caskey to Present at CLP Tuesday

October 19, 2015

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union’s Continued Learning Program (CLP) will feature Carolyn Caskey, who will discuss the Fairmont Children’s Home at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 20 in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center.

Caskey was born in Washington Township and has lived there her entire life. She always enjoyed history as a young student. Caskey married a year after graduation from high school and had a son and a daughter and now has three grandchildren. The history of her family became a passion and she started doing research. Before computers, many trips were made to courthouses, libraries and cemeteries.

When the Washington Township Historical Society, of which she is a charter member, began, it was another place for Caskey to delve into history. The Washington Township historical society has received many pictures of the home over the years. Caskey, who went swimming at the home with her father and his boy scout troop as a child, decided that talking with former residents of the home, going through old records and looking at microfilm seemed like a perfect start to writing a book about the home.

Caskey has also researched Ohioans who were in the Civil War and enjoys giving presentation on these individuals. Another passion is the Marlboro Volunteers, Inc., a military history and education organization, of which she am the secretary and one of the coordinators of the group's two shows that are held in the summer.   

The last CLP speakers this month will be Leigh Mainwaring and Mike Greiner of the Alliance Tree Commission on Tuesday, October 27.

CLP sessions are free of charge and open to the public. Following the presentation and discussion, attendees are welcome to stay for lunch at the Kresge Dining Commons ($6.75). For more information about the CLP sessions, contact Abby Honaker at (330) 829-8168 or

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