1. Clark County Historical Society - The Heritage Center
117 S Fountain Ave, Springfield, OH 45502, USA
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The mission of the Clark County Historical Society is to collect, preserve and interpret resources which provide understanding and appreciation of Clark County’s heritage, and to relate the community’s past to the present and its future.
The Ohio History Center & Ohio Village is home of the Ohio History Connection. The mission of the Ohio History Center is to spark discovery of Ohio’s stories. Embrace the present, share the past and transform the future. Bring the whole family for a fun, interactive visit filled with exhibits exploring everything from life in the 1950s to extinct and endangered Ohio species to an exquisite collection of restored Civil War battle flags.
3. The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology
55 S 1st St, Newark, OH 43055, USA
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The Works®–central Ohio’s only destination for hands-on exploration in history, art, science, and glassblowing–all under one roof. Visiting The Works® is a great family day trip, school field trip, or creative center for adults and kids of all ages.
The American Sign Museum promotes sign preservation and restoration by displaying nearly 100 years of signage. We preserve and protect American history and pay homage to the artistry and craftsmanship of days gone by. Our collection honors an often overlooked part of our culture that hides in plain sight as part of our daily lives.
With a reputation as a center of excellence for the restoration and maintenance of World War II era aircraft, the Museum honors our nation’s veterans and their families while educating the public about the experiences of past generations that flew in combat. As one of the world’s few organizations actively restoring WWII era aircraft, the Champaign Aviation Museum offers its visitors a rare, hands-on opportunity to experience and learn about the history, personal stories, aircraft, and artifacts of the era, and to engage with volunteers as they work to rebuild an airworthy WWII B-17 bomber named “The Champaign Lady.” Visitors can see five additional WWII era aircraft at the Museum, as well as automobiles and many historic artifacts. The Champaign Aviation Museum is located on-site at the Grimes Field civilian airport and offers a full-service Airport Cafe restaurant for its visitors to enjoy.
Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features an unparalleled art collection of more than 65,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the Art Museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year.
Once a stagecoach stop on Buffalo-Cleveland-Detroit post road, today Dunham Tavern Museum is the oldest building still standing on its original site in the city of Cleveland. The 1824 home of Rufus and Jane Pratt Dunham in MidTown Cleveland is a designated Cleveland Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In stark contrast to the cityscape that surrounds it, the museum and its gardens offer a glimpse of history and insight into the lifestyles of early Ohio settlers and travelers.
Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
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Holden Forests and Gardens is the 12th largest public garden in the United States, incorporating the 3,600 acre Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Ohio and the 10-acre Cleveland Botanical Garden in Cleveland, Ohio. Holden Forests and Gardens works to advance and inspire a deeper understanding of plants to enhance life, supporting vibrant green communities and diverse native forests of the Great Lakes region.
Covering 3,600 acres, including 2,000 acres of forests and wetlands, the Holden Arboretum has more than 20 miles of trails, leading you through native forests and cultivated gardens such as the Paine Rhododendron Discovery Garden and the Holden Wildflower Garden. The Kalberer Emergent Tower and Murch Canopy Walk give visitors an entirely new way to experience the forest.
Hower House Museum ̶ The University of Akron is a Second Empire Italianate structure, built in 1871 by Akron Industrialist, John Henry Hower and his wife, Susan Youngker Hower. This elegant home is filled with unique treasures and furnishings collected by the Hower Family during their travels around the world. Hower House is open for public and private tours, as well as group tours.
The Kennedy Museum of Art is an integral part of the educational, research, and public service missions of Ohio University. The purpose of the Kennedy Museum of Art is to enhance the intellectual and cultural life of Ohio University and the region through quality national and international exhibitions, collection-based research, and diverse formal and informal learning opportunities. The Kennedy Museum of Art exercises its public trust by focusing its collections on those works of art that it has the resources and capabilities to house, preserve, study and exhibit.
Kingwood Center Gardens is the historic garden estate and former home of Charles Kelley King, who was an influential industrialist and visionary at the Ohio Brass Company. Come and explore the grounds featuring 47 sprawling acres renowned for both their historic significance and exquisite gardens.
The Maltz Museum celebrates culture and identity to encourage connection and promote a greater appreciation of Jewish heritage and the diversity of the human experience. Personal stories of struggle, courage and creativity are brought to life through interactive exhibitions and thought-provoking programs.
The Mansfield Art Center presents 14 visual art exhibitions each year which include 6 major regional exhibitions in our Main GalleryS, 7 smaller exhibitions in our Foundation Gallery, and our annual Holiday Fair which showcases the art of nearly 200 Ohio artists. Each year our education team prepares and delivers 4 full quarters of on-site art instruction. We co-direct the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Partnership. We support local artists through our weekly open studio and exhibits of local artists work.
The Museum of Contemporary Art is a unique and dynamic place for the visual art of our time. We challenge, inspire and teach a wide range of audiences. Our purpose is to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity and exploration through exhibitions, publications, education and outreach programs.
The Ohio Craft Museum is a program of Ohio Designer Craftsmen, presenting five major exhibitions each year featuring fine craft. In addition, we offer educational workshops and events for all ages and levels of experience. Ohio Designer Craftsmen engages and enriches the community through high quality exhibitions, education programs for children and adults, and the professional development of fine craft artists.
The Avery-Downer House was built in 1842 and is one of America’s preeminent examples of Greek Revival architecture. The home was constructed by successful businessman Alfred Avery and remained a private residence until 1903 when it became home sequentially to Denison University fraternities Phi Gamma Delta and Kappa Sigma. It once again became a private home in 1956, when Robbins Hunter Jr., a noted historian and antiquarian, resided here. Under the provisions of his will, this important American landmark and historical treasure was opened as the Robbins Hunter Museum in 1981. The Robbins Hunter Museum is furnished with 18th & 19th-century decorative arts acquired by the original owners, as well as collectors tied to the house over its long history. The building has undergone extensive restoration and rehabilitation, revealing the beauty of this important Grecian landmark.
Since 1995, the museum has been a shrine to musicians across generations who have dedicated their life to enriching Rock and Roll. Inducting members since 1986, the Rock Hall is the premier destination for music lovers everywhere.
The mission of the Springfield Museum of Art is to collect, preserve, and exhibit works of art that inspire and educate. Through art exhibitions and art education, the Museum seeks to engage the entire community in the enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts.
The Taft Museum of Art welcomes all people to experience a world-renowned collection in a beautiful historic house in Cincinnati. Through its intimate presentation of Anna Sinton and Charles Phelps Taft’s treasures and its engaging exhibitions, programs, and activities, the Museum creates enjoyment and learning opportunities for all.
The Gund Gallery is a visual arts center on Middle Path at Kenyon College. The gallery exists to be a cutting-edge producer of challenging new knowledge about the visual. We celebrate the power of art as a critical centerpiece of Kenyon’s liberal arts mission and our community. We champion the best art and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries via an active exhibition schedule, expanding permanent collection, and formal and informal learning experiences.
The Western Reserve Historical Society invites guests to discover the American experience by exploring the tangible history of Northeast Ohio. Visit WRHS at either the Cleveland History Center in University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio or Hale Farm & Village in Bath, Ohio.
Explore the arts of Ohio pottery from the early 1800s to the present. More than 700 stunning examples of pottery from the Weller, Roseville and Rookwood companies, J.B. Owens, Peters and Reed, and other Ohio firms are always on display. Other galleries offer fine American and European paintings, sculpture, historic and studio glass. Asian arts plus temporary exhibitions of contemporary Ohio arts and crafts.