Historian/author Kathryn Hardgrove Popio to speak Oct. 15 at Shreve Presbyterian Church

SHREVE ‒ The County Line Historical Society of Wayne/Holmes will host Kathryn Hardgrove Popio, who will bring her collection of hats to introduce the many lively characters from her new book of Civil War letters titled, "Cross Keys, Carpet Bag and Pen."

The program will begin at 1 p.m. at the historic Shreve Presbyterian Church.

Popio, a local author, educator and historian resides in Wadsworth, taught at Kent State and Akron universities for more than 20 years and is author of more than 100 of the history features appearing in the Medina Gazette's special history sections. She was also the Gazette's weekly religion columnist for nine years.

Popio also helped start Medina's "Spirits of the Past," in which actors annually portrayed Medina County's historical characters and events around Medina Square. It is now enjoying its 25th anniversary.

The church is located at 343 N. Market St. Admission is free and open to the public.

This article originally appeared on The Daily Record: Popio to speak Oct. 15 at County Line Historical Society