Portage County Bicentennial
June 9, 2008

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The Portage County 2008 Bicentennial Committee Legacy Project

  • The Portage County 2008 Bicentennial Committee Legacy Project hopes to provide a snapshot of residents’ lives at this time in our history. It provides a unique opportunity for you to share your experiences and thoughts concerning life in your community. Please include your memories and impressions of the texture of your stories – the people, the sounds, the sights, and the feelings.
  • Your responses will be archived permanently in a yet-to-be-determined public location in Portage County. In future years, those who wish to do so, will be able to add to their family records.
  • We greatly appreciate your participation in this exciting project. For questions or more information, please call Sharon Alexander at 330-296-6432.


Legacy Project Instructions

  • Please be sure to include your name and the name of your community. This is important so that your responses can be archived in the correct binder.
  • Read through the questions and begin with the ones that seem the most interesting and fun to you. Then, feel free to answer the questions by hand on 8.5” x 11” paper, use your computer to respond to the questions, or go to the Bicentennial website and download the questionnaire posted there. Your responses can be as short or as long as you choose. When you write your stories, it’s always fun and more interesting if you include as many details as you can recall. This makes a great family activity with family members asking each other the questions, and perhaps telling your stories as a group.
  • Click here to complete the ONLINE LEGACY QUESTIONNAIRE or
    click here to download the LEGACY QUESTIONNAIRE
  • Please email your responses and stories to

    You may also mail them to:
    Sharon Alexander
    Ohio State University Extension
    6970 State Route 88
    Ravenna, OH 44266




Please respond to as many of the following questions as you can.  Have fun thinking about your answers and recording them for future generations.

1a. What is your name and your family name?

1b. What community do you live in and how long have you lived in this community?

2. How is your life different than your parents' lives when they were your age?

3. If you were the mayor, what would you change and what would you keep the same?

4. What do you think your community will look like in 25 years?

5. What stories, experiences, values and wisdom would you like to pass on to your grandchildren?

Thank you for your time and contributions to this
Portage County 2008 Bicentennial Project


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