"I am almost finished with 'The Pioneers' by David McCullough. It’s an enjoyable, very readable account of the Ohio Company’s opening of Ohio at Marietta a good 8 years before the first settlers in Warren County Ohio. It is an easy read and should be required in all Ohio Schools. I wish he would write one about our settlement of Ohio. We have just as interesting stories to tell." -Vicky Van Harlingen, Director of WCHS
C.F. Payne is an artist-illustrator whose artwork has graced the covers of Time Magazine, Readers Digest, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Book Review and Sunday Magazine, MAD Magazine, der Spiegel, U.S. News and World Report, The Atlantic Monthly, Texas Monthly, Boys Life and more. He has been commissioned to paint countless politicians, authors and entertainers. He has illustrated ten children’s picture books, including The Remarkable Farkle McBride and Micawber, written by John Lithgow.
His artwork has been exhibited at The Cincinnati Art Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, The Norman Rockwell Museum, The Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration, The Selby Gallery at Ringling College of Art and Design and numerous college and university galleries.
Various Members of the Warren County Historical Society