The Newcomertown Historical Society will host a meeting Tuesday, April 16, at 10 a.m. to discuss plans for a sculptor of one of Newcomerstown's most historic figures, Chief Netawatees of the Lenni Lenape or Delaware Tribe.
The meeting is open to the public and meeting participation of historical societies and related organization from the Tuscarawas Valley are planned. This will be the first of many meetings as the Newcomerstown Historical Society works to coordinate volunteers to make the dedication of the statue a learning experience for students and educators of the area.
Alan Cottrill, nationally know sculptor with his studio in Zanesville, recently visited Newcomerstown and previously discovered he had roots here from his fifth-great-grandfather, Chief Netawatees. His interest in history and genealogy led Alan to assist the historical society in honoring the historic figure.
Cottrill will be in attendance at the meeting and will discuss his plans for the sculpture. Anyone who has an interest in the Lenni Lenape and would like to contribute time or just hear more about the project are asked to join the meeting.
For more information, call Harley Dakin, Vice President of the Newcomerstown Historical Society, at 740-498-5636.