The Ohio Presidents Surprising Legacies at Allen County Museum

  • From: June 25, 2022 - October 29, 2022
  • Location: Allen County Museum
  • Address: 620 W. Market, Lima, OH 45801
  • Times: Tuesday-Friday 1-5 PM; Saturday 1-4 PM
  • Admission: Free
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The Allen County Museum will present the exhibition, The Ohio Presidents: Surprising Legacies, highlighting many interesting aspects of the Presidents and their lives.  The United States has had eight Presidents from Ohio, serving between the years 1841 and 1923.  Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the exhibition will include various items related to the lives of the presidents and their wives, including clothing, china and personal items, such as hats, fans, walking sticks and more. In addition, campaign materials from their political life and emphasis on lesser-known facts will be highlighted. By looking at their lives before their presidencies, the exhibit can also draw connections between early events that may have affected their time as President.

This exhibition was originally organized by the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio and highlights past achievements of our Ohio presidents while also bringing to light the private side of their lives and careers.  Funding from the NEH provides for the creation of a virtual component, where viewers will have the opportunity to scan a QR code, providing additional information such as a three-dimensional view of an object or additional images and facts.  A first-time exhibition catalogue, A Snapshot of Democracy:  The Eight Ohio Presidents, will be available for purchase.  Public programs will also be provided throughout the run of the exhibition to provide educational opportunities for the public.

Exhibit will be displayed from June 25 - October 29, 2022 during museum hours.


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