The Watt Center for History & the Arts is pleased to present two performances by Dave Adair on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 6 and 8 p.m.

Adair is known to many in the area as a railroad enthusiast. You may have seen the caboose in his front yard if you travel National Road (Route 40) toward Cambridge. He also has extensive knowledge of coal mining history in this region. Dave will join us "in character" wearing authentic attire and have tools from his collection to share how coal mining was done around 1910 in Belmont County. Dave Adair is president of the Guernsey Co. Historical Society. You can read much more about mine history at the website below: https://guernseycountyhistory.com/category/local-history/

Light refreshments will be served. A $5 donation fee will be collected at the door (children 12 and under enter free) with the proceeds to benefit the Watt Center. Visitors are also welcome to check out the displays at The Watt Center, focused on Barnesville area industrial, agricultural, and retail history, as well as a sampling of art works created by local artists. The Watt Center is located in the former Watt Car & Wheel Co. office building near the Barnesville B & O Depot. Watt Car & Wheel Co. was founded in 1863 and became the world's largest manufacturer of mine cars.

For more information contact Mary Sidwell (740-926-1547) or Beverly Hannahs (740-425-1537).