Welcome LHS Alumni
JOIN THE HOCKING COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ON SATURDAY
MAY 24, 2008 AT 3:00 PM
64 NORTH CULVER STREET, LOGAN OHIO
FOR A SPECIAL OHIO HISTORICAL MARKER DEDICATION TO HONOR HOCKING COUNTY’S
TESSA SWEAZY WEBB, FOUNDER OF OHIO POETRY DAY
Born in 1886 on a farm near Logan, Tessa Sweazy Webb was a teacher at the Hocking County Children’s Home where she began writing poetry. By 1924 she had become well known across the state and nation for her published works. Under Webb’s successful leadership and effort, the Ohio legislature passed a resolution in 1938 calling for an annual state observance of Ohio Poetry Day. She received the Ohioana Award in 1942 for Window by the Sea, chosen as the best book of verse by an Ohio poet. In 1961, the Ohioana Library issued a citation citing her devotion to making Ohioans aware of Ohio Poetry Day. Webb Died in 1979 at the age of 93.
This Ohio Historical Marker is sponsored by the Hocking County Historical Society, Logan-Holl Foundation and the Ohio Historical Society.
Visit our museum and enjoy light refreshments following the brief program.
Hocking County Historical Society