Monday, June 25, 2012

Ohio Historical Society

Small Group Opportunity:

           The Ohio Historical Society has a collection of artifacts, which traces the long history of Ohio from ancient times to the present.  The museum building is unique and has won architectural awards for it unusual design.  The main 15,000 square foot gallery focuses on the historical period in Ohio from early settlement (late 18th century) to the 1970s.  There is an extensive collection of Native American artifacts from the Ohio area.  Most visitors are impressed with the large Mastodon skeleton in the main gallery.
       The Historical Society currently has a focus on the War of 1812, which was a conflict between the United States and Great Britain, and which was fought mostly in and around Ohio in its early phase.  But there is a major part of the collection devoted to the natural history of Ohio too, including its plants, animals, geology, geography, and climate.  Those who like decorative arts will be impressed with the large collection of ceramics, furniture, woodenware, and metal ware.

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