originally posted on: 5/29/2009
The Ohio Genealogical Society dreamed it, planned it, and thanks to donors, a new 18,000 square-foot library will be built on Ohio 97 Bellville.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday on an eight-acre site of land, donated to the society by James and Marjorie Gorman for the new Samuel D. Isaly Library of the Ohio Genealogical Society.
Samuel Isaly of New York City, was the lead donor for the $1.7 million project. His contribution allows the society to continue to preserve the history of Ohio’s families.
Isaly’s grandfather started the Isaly Dairy Company in Mansfield. They are known for the creation of the Klondike Bar.
Other funding for library includes a $600,000 rural development loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a $50,000 matching grant from the Richland County Foundation and a $350,000 grant from the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission.
Samuel D. Isaly has made is mark upon America for being one of the most recognized healthcare fund managers.