Sunday, July 17, 2011

Small group opportunity profile: Here's a place you won't want to miss: The Ohio Historical Society!

The Ohio Historical Center is the headquarters of the Ohio Historical Society and a museum that explores Ohio's history. According to the Historical Society’s Web site, some of the most popular exhibits are:
  • The American Soldier: A Photographic Tribute from the Civil War to Iraq (This dramatic exhibition of photographs captures the essence of the American soldier over 150 years - ever since the birth of photography when the camera became a notebook to history.)
  • The Nature of Ohio (Visitors can explore five themes of Ohio’s natural history: plants, animals, geology, geography and climate.)
  • Ohio: Centuries of Change (Ohio’s story is the nation’s story. This 15,000-square-foot exhibit gallery chronicles Ohio history from frontier days to the 1970s, focusing on agricultural and industrial progress, leadership and the effect of major changes on the lives of ordinary people.)
  • Ohio’s Ancient Past (Explore Ohio’s Native American heritage.)
  • Controversy: Pieces You Don’t Normally See (This exhibit features five objects from the collections of the Ohio Historical Society, including the electric chair from the old Ohio Penitentiary, a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood, a sheepskin condom, a crib-bed cage that restrained patients at a state mental institution and a thumb mitt once used to prevent children from sucking their thumbs.)

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