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‘History of Dr. Bob’s Home’ is presented today at the Shaffer Library | News, sports, jobs


Dr.’s house Bob (submitted photo)

SALEM – The May 14 program of the Salem Historical Society & Museum will be presented at 7 p.m. in the Shaffer Library, located at 239 S. Lundy Ave.. Non-members of the Society are welcome to attend. After a short business meeting, the program was “History of Dr. Bob’s Home, Akron, Ohio – Birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous,” will be presented by Ryan Graham, Chairman, Board of Directors, Dr. Bob’s Home.

Dr. Bob’s Home operates as a non-profit organization and is the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Their primary goal is to maintain, restore and preserve the property, the childhood home of physician Robert Holbrook Smith, affectionately known as Dr. Bob, one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). The house became a National Historic Landmark in 2012. This historic site in Akron, Ohio is the birthplace of this internationally known community, which subsequently became the foundation of countless other 12-step programs that improve the lives of millions of people. In addition, Dr. Bob’s Home the local community and beyond about how Dr. Bob’s Home played a role in the formation of Alcoholics Anonymous and the way alcoholics were helped in its early days. This year will be AA’s 89th year, celebrated on Dr.’s sobriety date. Bob, June 10, 1935.

If you have any questions, please contact the Salem Historical Society, 330-337-8514.




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