Poster Night at the museum

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The Jefferson County Historical Association hosted its third-annual Poster Night April 24, an undertaking that began April 6 when 51 eighth-grade pupils from Bishop John King Mussio school toured the JCHA museum at 426 Franklin Ave., Steubenville. Students were encouraged to ask questions and photograph items and collections throughout the museum. When they returned to class, they produced posters representing what they were interested in. They were permitted to use photos, graphs and drawings and do a brief report. There were 15 posters covering items in the museum’s military, Dean Martin room, early bedroom, medals and uniforms, Civil War, riverboat, medical and children’s rooms. Twenty-three students, 44 parents, friends and teachers attended and were treated to pastry made by Roger Pyles, a member of JCHA and a donation by Tim Horton’s. One poster represented the museum’s Who’s Who in Jefferson County Room which includes history of Steubenville’s police and fire departments. Members supporting the event included Charlie Green, Dennis Milko, Stanley Gaston and Judy Brancazio, association president. Among those on hand were, kneeling, from left, Tina Dong, Hannah McManus and Giuseppe Lancia; and standing, Barry Bardone, Poster Night chairman; Patrolman Joel Recznik; Judy Brancazio, association president; Mary DuBois, teacher; and Patrolman Jacob Mannarino.