Inspired by a collection of photographs and post cards, Rosemary Reymann will share stories of how Highland Square has changed over time. Rosemary Reymann, a retired Akron Public Schools teacher, has lived in Highland Square since 1973, and grew up on West Hill across from Forest Lodge. While she was a fourth-grade teacher, Akron’s history was part of her curriculum. Since living in Highland Square, the neighborhood’s history has been a focus of her attention. Ms. Reymann has been involved in many community redevelopment, historic preservation, and cultural events that highlight and enrich the Highland Square neighborhood. For a few years, she answered questions about her neighborhood as “Dear Rosemary” on www.highlandsquare.org. She was head of a neighborhood liaison committee that worked with the city for the 1979-89 Redevelopment Block Grant program. At that time, her fellow committee member Don Drumm dubbed her “Queen of Highland Square,” and it stuck! Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Highland Square Branch Library.
Please register for this event either by calling 330-376-2927 or stopping in to visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library.