Brown Bag Lunch Talk as Thomas Rotch
Eric J. Myers, chairman of the Spring Hill Historic Home board of trustees, will present the Massillon Museum’s first 2022 Brown Bag Lunch program on Tuesday, January 25. The program will begin at 12:10 p.m. and conclude at 12:50 to accommodate those who attend on their lunch hours.
Admission to Brown Bag Lunches is free to everyone and no reservations are required. Gessner Hall provides ample space and seating for the Brown Bag Lunch audience. The Museum provides free cookies and coffee for Brown Bag Lunch guests. Sandwiches, salad, and smoothies can be purchased at Greatness Cafe in the Museum lobby or guests are welcome to bring their own lunches.
Portraying Kendal founder and first resident of Spring Hill, Thomas Rotch, Myers will recount Rotch’s life, the arduous trip to and colorful history of what we know today as Spring Hill Historic Home, and the home’s significance in world events.
After teaching art and theatre for 39 years, Myers has found a new avocation as a full-time volunteer. In addition to presiding over the Spring Hill Historic Home board of trustees and using his construction skills and creative talents to improve the historic site, he has portrayed Thomas Rotch, the founder of Spring Hill and an ardent abolitionist, for more than 20 years as a member of the cast of the home’s “Underground Railroad Experience.”
Myers chugs around town in his Ford Model “A,” enjoys creating at his pottery wheel, and builds scenery for the Players Guild of Canton. A lifelong resident of Massillon, he and his wife have three sons—two are art teachers and one is a designer.
Program attendees are required to wear masks when not consuming food.
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