Ohio Historical Marker Honors Dayton-born Writer: Internationally Famous Lesbian, Natalie Clifford Barney

Family Equality Council is thankful for and
supports John Zimmerman, a staunch fighter for LGBT equality in
Ohio. John has been instrumental in the Ohio Historical Marker
program. Please take time to read the press release below and learn
more about his important work in the fight for equality.

Press Release
Greater Dayton LGBT Center

Dayton, OH. A dedication ceremony for the newest
Ohio Historical marker is planned for 2 PM October 25, 2009, in
Cooper Park adjacent to the Metro Public Library in downtown
Dayton. The marker commemorates Dayton-born writer Natalie Clifford

The Ohio Historical Marker program, administered by the Ohio
Historical Society since 1957, enables Ohioans to commemorate and
celebrate local history as well as to learn more about the state.
Designed to be permanent and highly visible, the markers are
cast-aluminum signs that tell stories about all aspects of Ohio
history. To date, there are more than 1,300 markers statewide.

Immediately follow the dedication ceremony, a presentation of
Natalie Barney’s life and works will be held in the Library’s
auditorium, “Salon Styled” by Leon Bey. The presentation will
include dramatic readings from Ms. Barney’s works, her epigrams
and poetry. Refreshments are planned after the program, reminiscent
of the food served in the Barney Salons held in her Paris home. The
public is invited to enjoy this presentation on the life of this
Dayton-born literary giant and sample the recipes used in her
famous Salons.

For more information about the marker dedication, contact John
Zimmerman at
john.zimmerman@mvfairhousing.com or (937) 313-7813.
For more information on the life and times of Natalie Clifford
Barney, contact Leon Bey at grantsguru501c3@yahoo.com or (937) 274-4749.

For more information about Ohio Historical Markers, visit www.remarkableohio.org.