On the Road Chats

Centerville-Washington History presents:

“On the Road” Chats

There are 13 different "Chats" currently available:

3 Heroes of the Ohio Underground Railroad

Amazing Ohio Women Who Influenced our Lives and Changed our World

Colonel Charles Young: From Slavery to West Point & Beyond

Crosley's: Two Brothers from Cincinnati

Discovering the Industrial Town of Woodourne

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Normandy Farms

Historical Sugar Creek Cemetery (on site)

Ida Weller: A Woman Ahead of Her Time

John Hole: The Revolutionary Pioneer Doctor of Montgomery County

Journey Back in Time: Historic Places

Legacy of Stone Houses in Centerville-Washington Township

Railway: The Forgotten Road

WWI: A Sense of Local Sacrifice

Download the Brochure for Chat details.

A $50 fee for each “On the Road” Chat is payable to CWH and supports the mission of Centerville-Washington History. To reserve a speaker, please contact Centerville-Washington History Education Coordinator, Melissa Wagner at 937.291.2223 or email melissacwh@sbcglobal.net


Meet the Centerville-Washington Township Speakers 

Don Aukerman is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County, Ohio. A retired CPA, Don explores local and state historical research and preservation. He has served on the boards of Centerville-Washington History, Dayton Antique Study Club, Centerville Landmark Foundation, and The Ohio Historical  Decorative Arts Society. He resides in a stone house in Centerville with his wife, Edythe.    

Ed Ross is a retired businessman, past Centerville-Washington History president, Chairman of the Centerville Board of Architectural Review and owner of the Historic Ida Weller estate. 

Hylda Strange is a native Daytonian.  She became a teacher’s aide in the Centerville Public Schools for 20 years.  She volunteers at Normandy Church in which she is a trustee and works with the Holiday Bazaar.  She is also involved with the Centerville Women’s Civic Club and Centerville-Washington History.  Hylda’s hobbies include reading, flower gardening and antiques. 

Jerry Strange was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1935.  He taught mathematics at the University of Dayton for 40 years, from which he retired Professor Emeritus in 2000.  He is an active member of Centerville-Washington History.  His hobbies include repair and construction.  Jerry and Hylda have restored two historic homes in Ripley and Centerville.  The house in Centerville is the Aaron Nutt Jr. house.  

Joellen Ulliman, curator for Centerville-Washington History, has a passion for our past and particularly enjoys discovering connections between local history and national/world events.  Prior to joining the CWH team, she taught language arts.  She enjoys writing, reading, Zumba, hiking arts and crafts, and spending time with family