Mary Alice Reporting – 

Kim Jurkovic, Local History Librarian, will conduct a virtual tour “Then and Now in Dover and New Phila.” 

The pictorial tour will begin at 6:30 on Monday, December 7 via Zoom.  The presentation will feature pictures from the past and the present of both cities.  

The history of the two most prominent cities in Tuscarawas County –  New Philadelphia and Dover – has been intertwined for more than two centuries.  New Philadelphia, founded by John Knisely in 1804, was incorporated in 1833.  Dover’s founder Christian Deardorff platted the town in 1807 and it became a village in 1842. Together, citizens of the two cities have faced many challenges and have celebrated many milestones.

“During these difficult times,” Sherrel Rieger, Adult Programming Specialist says, “it is good to look back and reflect on the community spirit that has carried us through.”

Jurkovic will invite participants to recognize photos of places from the past and to contemplate the changes these places have undergone over the years.  

Jurkovic is the Local History Librarian of the Dover Historical Society Archives, which are now located in the Local History Room of the Dover Public Library.  You can contact her by calling 330-343-6123 or emailing her at  There is also a place on the Dover Public Library website to ask a question.

This program will be held via Zoom on December 7 at 6:30 PM. Register now at or email