About Federal valley resource center

Who we are


We are a nonprofit community organization focused on the preservation of these historic buildings, while providing the community a place for gatherings, art, music and other activities. With the help of our tireless board members, we organize fundraisers, community-building events, and offer spaces for neighbors to use for their own events.

FVRC Board


Celia Lewis, President 

Therese Lackey, Vice President

Barbara Flowers, Treasurer

Laura Dukes, Secretary 

Members at large:

Gay Dalzell

Brenden Hart

Phil Harvey

Kathy McVey

Judy Morgan

Charlisa Slusher
Lana Tabler

Educational Programming


An important part of FVRC is preserving area history through educational programming. An annual series “A Step Back In Time” highlights nearby communities such as Stewart, New England and Frost. By partnering with the Southeast Ohio History Center, located in Athens, we bring interesting speakers and artifacts to programs at FVRC.  A program featuring information about Lord Dunmore and Fort Gowan by SEOHC Director Tom O’Grady will be scheduled in May 2019.

FVRC Membership


The yearly membership fee for Federal Valley Resource Center is $10. Payment can be made in person at the Resource Center or through PayPal.

Art Shows


FVRC is proud to support local artists by hosting Art Shows. Past shows include 80+ works by Charles Byron, Robert Borchard and Cosette Byron Jarvis.

Athens County Shock


Athens County Shock is a boys’ and girls’ travel basketball program that is located in Stewart, Ohio. This program is run by Mickey Cozart, and the practices take place in the Federal Valley Resource Center gymnasium.


Download the file below to explore the history of Rome Township Schools, including the Rome-Canaan school building which now houses the Federal Valley Resource Center.

Rome Township School History (pdf)