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Local Resident to Speak at Ohio Wesleyan University
Ed Lentz to Discuss 2008 Delaware Bicentennial as Part of Annual Vogel Lecture

January 21, 2008

Ed Lentz
Photo courtesy of This Week / David Rea
DELAWARE, OHIO – In honor of Ohio Wesleyan University’s 24th annual Joseph and Edith Vogel Lecture and Delaware’s 2008 bicentennial celebration, local resident Ed Lentz will present “Delaware: A Bicentennial Remembrance.” The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. The lecture also will be streamed live online at stream.owu.edu.

Lentz will focus his presentation on the history of Delaware and central Ohio during the past 200 years. Studying history at The Ohio State University and Princeton University, Lentz has spent his career as a historian, serving as an archivist for Ohio Historical Society from 1969 to 1982 and directing Columbus Landmarks Foundation from 1983 to 1988. Since 1989, he has worked as a consultant in state and local history and historic preservation.

The Vogel lecture was endowed by Ezra F. Vogel, a distinguished Ohio Wesleyan alumnus, a native of Delaware, and a professor emeritus of East Asian Studies at Harvard University. He endowed the lecture in the name of his parents “to promote among Ohio Wesleyan faculty, staff, and students, a better understanding of Delaware and the surrounding area.”

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts college that transforms the lives of its students through a combination of rigorous academics, mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences. Featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” the private university’s 1,850 students come from 40 states and 45 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.