Bethany Messersmith. Photo courtesy of Ivy Tech.

A new discussion series at the Columbus Learning Center will take a look at the past of Columbus next week.

Bethany Messersmith, director of the Ivy Tech Community College Columbus Library, explains the Columbus Past panel discussion, set for 7 p.m. on Oct. 19th.

Messersmith said the event is meant to raise raise community involvement in programs at the Columbus Learning Center.

On the panel will be Greg Lewis, talking about famous generals, Adam Rediker discussing the Reeves Pulley Company, Dr. Tamara Iorio displaying historic photography and David Sechrest exploring the historic downtown pumphouse.

The events are organized by the University Library of Columbus and Phi Theta Kappa at Ivy Tech. Desserts will be served afterward from Zaharakos.

A panel featuring the present of Columbus will be Jan. 25th and a discussion of the future will be March 29th. All of the discussions start at 7 p.m. in the evening at the lecture hall in the Columbus Learning Center.