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Welcome to our events page. I use this space to showcase upcoming events. Whether it's a keynote, a workshop, or a tour, I keep this page updated with the latest information so you can discover opportunities to connect, learn, and grow with Holy Toledo History. Join us as we engage with diverse audiences and spark meaningful dialogue. Reserve your spot today and join the conversation!

If you are interested in having me speak at your event or would like to inquire about my availability and speaking requirements, please email me at

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Woodlawn Cemetery & Arboretum

Spring Tree and Tombstone Tour
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Sunday, May 19


The Capitalist of Section 15

Join me as I share stories behind Toledo’s capitalist buried in Section 15 of Woodlawn. We'll explore the names Bell, Biggers, Close, DeVillbiss, Mather, Page, Secor, and Stranahan.

Lourdes University
Lifelong Learning Lecture
10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 9

Political Intrigue at Toledo's 1908 G.A.R. Encampment

In the fall of 1908, Toledo captivated the nation by hosting the 42nd Annual Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). The GAR was the largest Union Army veterans' organization and the most potent single-issue political lobby of the late nineteenth century, helping to elect five postwar presidents from its membership. The city underwent extensive preparations and was adorned like never before, setting the stage for an event that attracted nearly 200,000 visitors. Although the Encampment itself was a resounding success and dominated the headlines that week, the undercurrents of presidential politics also made waves, particularly with the appearance of presidential candidate William Howard Taft. Join Tedd Long as he guides us through a historical journey, exploring the political intrigue surrounding the 1908 G.A.R. Encampment.


Glass City Center
Jeep Fest Speaker Series

12:00 pm, Saturday, August 3

Who's Your Daddy?

Join Tedd Long, Chief Storyteller at Holy Toledo History, as he shares the story of Barney Roos, one of many fathers of the Jeep.

University of Toledo Carlson Library

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Wednesday, September 18

The Toledo Papers: Uncovering the Hidden Backstories of Toledo's Past

Join me as I share a few stories from my latest book, The Toledo Papers, published by The University of Toledo Press.


Journey Through Time in Woodlawn's Section 40

Woodlawn Cemetery & Arboretum

Fall Tree and Tombstone Tour
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Sunday, October 19


Join me on a tour of Woodlawn's Section 40 where we'll learn about familiar names like Crosby, Doyl, Ketcham, Mills, Mulford, Reynolds, and Robinson.

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Special Event

Join us for a special fund-raising event at Woodlawn Cemetery & Arboretum on Saturday,  September 21st, from 3 to 5 pm for Wine, Women, and Song. 


 This popular tour weaves the stories of five incredible women of Woodlawn with beautiful songs about their lives. It is followed by wine tasting and Hors d ‘Oeuvres. Don't miss it!

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