Linda Martin lives in Centerville, Ohio. She began collecting Halloween memorabilia in the 1980s. Currently she has well over 1000 vintage pieces in her collection. Linda began searching for these scarce items at a time when the hobby was relatively unknown. Since that time, Vintage Halloween items have become one of the most popular collectibles in the country.
She'll be showing off her collection and taking a nostalgic look at the Halloween's evolution in America in our next Lunch & Learn on October 20th!
On August 18th, local author Randy Overbeck will address a Lunch & Learn crowd. Overbeck is a Lebanon resident and former school administrator in the Lebanon City School and Xenia Communities Schools districts. An accomplished writer, he has been published in academia and in the popular press. Randy is a member of the Mystery Writers of America. His first novel, Leave No Child Behind, won the 2011 Silver Award for Thriller of the Year from ReadersFavorite.com. His second novel, Blood on the Chesapeake, has been described as “a bit of romance, a lot of mystery, and a good deal of old-fashioned ghost whispering.” It was released in 2019, and is the first in a new series called the "HAUNTED SHORES MYSTERIES." In this talk Randy will discuss some of the research into the spirit world that went into Blood on the Chesapeake and Crimson at Cape May, including intriguing reports on real ghosts, some common beliefs and misconceptions about “the spirit world” and even some controversial photos and a video of actual ghost hauntings.
Joyce Lovins Browning is a native of Ohio growing up in the Harrison and Okeana areas. She has been performing Living History for over 19 years. She retired after 20 years as the Naturalist Coordinator from Great Parks of Hamilton County in 2018, and now enjoys working as a part-time Tour Coordinator for Ohio Travel Treasures, sending groups on wonderful bus tour adventures. She'll be portraying Annie Oakley in our April Lunch and Learn.
Life-long Warren County resident, author and historian, Fred Compton, spent the more than half his life working at The Golden Lamb. Starting in 1966, as a busboy, Fred worked there throughout high school and college, graduating from Miami University in 1973 with a journalism degree. After graduation, he continued at The Golden Lamb for what he thought would be the summer.
He would stay for 35 years.
Compton has been collecting and chronicling Lebanon history for over forty-five years. Author of several books, including Tales from the Innside and Acadia Publishing's Lebanon: Images of Lebanon and Lebanon's Bicentennial book (availible in our gift shop). A much sought after speaker, Compton has presented throughout Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. He lives in Lebanon with an ever expanding collection of Golden Lamb memorabilia and cheap Chinese watches.
Dick Krehbiel is a registered Architect with 38 years of experience in assessment and design of renovated and historic buildings. His award winning projects include Oyler School (Ohio Masonry Institute Education Design Honor Award and Preservation Award: Cincinnati) and Harrison Activity Center (American School & University Design Excellence Honor). He has completed designs for five renovations in the Lebanon Downtown Historic District: The Golden Lamb, LCNB Bank, Warren County Historical Society and 45 East Mulberry Office building.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado and a Master’s in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis.
Mr. Krehbiel is a Senior Architect with Elevar Design Group, an 80 person Architecture and Engineering firm in Cincinnati. Current active projects under his direction are located at St. Ursula Academy, Notre Dame Academy, Forest Hills Schools, Warren County Juvenile Justice Center, Batavia High School and Paul Brown Stadium.
Hear Mr. Krehbiel 's words of wisdom when he joins other knowledgable speakers for our Living with History: Preservation Talks on April 12, 2019.
Various staff and volunteer writers.