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Michael Roger Follin

educator , historian

Michael Roger Follin, American historian, educator. Grantee Greater Columbus Arts Council, 1986, Ohio Humanities Council, 1988. Choir director Harmony Chapel, Chesterville, since 1978; member Ohio Village Singers, since 1976; president Ohio Order Preservation Storytelling, 1986-1989; president, board directors Midwest Open Air Museum, 1988-1990. Member Association Living Historians Farms and Museum, Pi Epsilon Delta.

Background

Follin, Michael Roger was born on July 24, 1951 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States. Son of Roger Clark and Lucy Eileen (Dawson) Follin.

Education

Bachelor in Speech/Theatre, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, 1973. Master of Library Science in History, Ohio State University, 1983.

Career

Teaching assistant, speech/theatre Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, 1973-1974. Consultant, director Community Theatre, 1974-1979, professional performance, 1973-1979. Vice president Kampmann Costume Company, Columbus, Ohio, 1979-1982.

Investigator public interest center Public Utilities Commission Ohio, 1982-1983. Specialist interpretive education Ohio History Society, since 1983. Coordinator site programs, since 1992.

Board directors, producer Community Theatre, Chesterville, Ohio, since 1976. Consultant in field.

Works

  • Guest artist, performer Suzuka Circuitland Japan, 1990. Guest performer Little Cote Manor History Site, Berkshire, England, 1989. Artist in residence Ohio Arts Council, since 1984.

Religion

Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, God has broken the power of all that is evil, in the world and in us.

Views

Methodist member is very much a folk theologian who should speak 'plain truth to plain people'.

Membership

Choir director Harmony Chapel, Chesterville, since 1978. Member Ohio Village Singers, since 1976. President Ohio Order Preservation Storytelling, 1986-1989.

President, board directors Midwest Open Air Museum, 1988-1990. Member Association Living Historians Farms and Museum, Pi Epsilon Delta.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Camping, hiking, biking, reading, travel.

Connections

Married Marcia A. Willman.

father:
Roger Clark Follin

mother:
Lucy Eileen (Dawson) Follin

spouse:
Marcia A. Willman.

Politics

The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.