What’s Happening at Evans HHS

On February 24, 2022, the History Across the Humanities (HATH) conference at Youngstown State University hosted a session about the founding and mission of the Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society as part of the “History Happened Here” series organized by Dr. Amy Fluker. Evans HHS Trustees Phyllis Yarber Hogan and Gary Kornblith and Evans HHS manager Carol Lasser participated in a panel discussion, followed by Q&A involving audience members online as well as in person. Thanks to Dr. Fluker, the session was recorded and can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl5_RAyL2M4.

On November 5, 2021, the Wilson Bruce Evans Home was featured on “Applause,” a program about culture and the arts that airs in the Cleveland area on WVIZ, Ideastream Public Media. The segment features interviews with Evans HHS trustee Phyllis Yarber Hogan and Evans HHS manager Carol Lasser as well as images of Wilson Bruce Evans and the home itself. The segment can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/w-VOcn22UyI.

The Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society held its first annual meeting in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in Oberlin, Ohio (across East Vine Street from the Wilson Bruce Evans house) on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Over 70 people attended. For coverage of the event, see Laina Yost, “Descendants Celebrate First Meeting of Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society,” Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, posted online Sept. 18, 2021, and published in print Sept. 19,2021.

For recent press coverage of other developments at Evans HHS, see the article by Bianca Ramsey on cleveland.com, posted Aug. 18, 2021 and the article by Jason Hawk in the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram on Sept. 2, 2021.

See also an article by Laina Yost about the reasons the Society has been established, published in the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, on Jan. 1, 2021.