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Ohio Historic Preservation Corps

Aaron Swickard
Cleveland Landmarks Commission, 601 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
Email: amswickard@gmail.com
Phone: 330-843-2508

I received a Bachelor ’s Degree in History from Youngstown State University in 2011 and a Master ’s Degree in Applied History with a certificate in Museum Curation from YSU in 2014. While working on my Master’s I served as a graduate assistant/intern at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor. AmeriCorps is a great opportunity for me to branch out of my curation oriented training and learn more about preservation. It also allows me to meet new professionals in the industry that I normally would not have had contact with.

Rebecca Torsell
Piqua Public Library-Local History & Genealogy , 116 West High Street, Piqua, OH 45356
Email: rtorsell@oplin.org
Phone: 937-773-6753 EXT. 231

My experiences in the field of preservation have taken me from Sydney, Australia where I researched recovered metal objects from shipwrecks to the San Juan Mountains of Colorado where I helped restore an historic mining camp. I am currently documenting 150 buildings and sites in the Piqua area in an effort to identify historic resources and guide future planning and development. I am a native Ohioan with a M.S. in Historic Preservation from Eastern Michigan and an Associate of Applied Science in Building Preservation & Restoration Technology from Belmont College. My interests include restoring historic structures and educating and engaging the community of the importance of preserving historic resources. This is my second year serving in the Ohio History Corps/Historic Preservation Corps.