Waterville Historical Society

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The Waterville Historical Society collects, preserves, provides access to, interprets and fosters an appreciation of history that has an impact on the Waterville, Ohio and surrounding area.

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Open House and Walking Tour

  • Robbins House Museum 114 South River Road Waterville, OH, 43566 United States (map)

                 Esther Glee Pollock

The Robbins House and Sargent house will be open for tours on August 25th from 9am-12 noon. The WWI exhibits will be in the Robbins House for viewing. There is a picture of Esther “Glee” Pollock (1892-1918) on display. She was the eighth child of James and Mary (Barnett) Pollock. She attended the Barnett School, at the corner of Heller and Box Road and later taught school for a short time near Waterville. “Glee” decided on a nursing career. She graduated from the old Flower Hospital School of Nursing on June 1, 1915. She served as an Army nurse in World War I. In 1918 while stationed in Kentucky she caught the “flu” and on October 13, 1918 she died. This was during the nation-wide influenza epidemic that killed thousands across the country. There is a WW I nurses uniform in the upstairs at the Robbins House that probably many of the nurses wore during this time.

The downtown tour will meet at Robbins House at 10 AM for a shuttle ride and the Uptown walking tour meets at Wakeman Hall at 12 noon. The Wakeman Archival Research Center will be open from 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday as well as every Wednesday from 10 AM to 2 PM.  This event is free and open to the public. Come and join us!

Earlier Event: July 28
Open Houses and Walking Tours
Later Event: September 22
Roche de Boeuf Festival

P.O. Box 263,  Waterville, OH  43566            whs43566@outlook.com

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