Bexley News

Historical society wants photos for book

The Bexley Historical Society is working on a book about Bexley's history that will be full of old photographs of the city and its people. Arcadia Publishing will publish Bexley, Ohio next July as part of its Images of America series.

The book will cover Bexley's history from the arrival of European settlers on the banks of Alum Creek in the early 1800s, through the founding of the Village of Bexley in 1908 and on up to 1970.

The historical society is asking people to share their photographs for this project. Current and former residents, business owners, alumni of the city's schools and colleges, members of its churches and synagogues are invited to contribute.

Mark Epstein, a former president of the historical society and current trustee, is writing the book with assistance from several other members of the organization's board of trustees.

The book is scheduled for release on July 4, 2014, and will be available through numerous online and brick-and-mortar book dealers, such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It will be a 128-page softcover and eBook.

For more information, contact Mark Epstein at or 614-560-1325. Epstein and other contributors are willing to meet photo donors at their homes and businesses to scan photographs.