Octavius “O.V.” Catto (With the Cheltenham Township Historical Commission)
Hosted By Cheltenham Township
Took place on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 from 7:30pm to 10:00pm
185 S Keswick Ave, Glenside, PA 19038
Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 7:30 pm | FREE Admission at Glenside Hall Please join guest, Dr. Andy Waskie, for his presentation examining the life and contributions of Octavius Valentine Catto, a Philadelphia civil rights activist, educator, and Brigade Inspector General in the Pennsylvania National Guard’s 5th Brigade in the late 1800s. His legacy was honored with a statue at Philadelphia City Hall on September 26, 2017.Dr. Andy Waskie, Ph.D. taught for thirty years in public education, and has spent twenty years as a full time Professor at Temple University in the Languages Department. He has written a number of articles and research papers, as well as four books on Civil War Era History as well as serving as co-founder and officer of the OV Catto Society. Refreshments will be served. The public is also invited to attend the regular monthly meeting of the Cheltenham Township Historical Commission beginning at 6:30pm. For further information call Karen Shulik at 816-590-6457. The Commission thanks the Jenkintown Lyceum for its financial support of this production.