Posted May 13, 2015
(COLUMBUS)– The Ohio History Connection announces two new exhibits at the Ohio History Center in Columbus. Lustron Stories: Americans at Home
and Riverworks Discovery: A Journey of Exploration
opens Wednesday, May 20.
Lustron Stories: Americans at Home
features portraits of modern people who live in Lustron homes, taken by Cleveland photographer Chuck Mintz. Lustron homes were porcelain-enameled steel houses that were fabricated in Columbus, Ohio from 1948–1950. Though the Lustron Corporation is gone, about 1500 of the 2500 original homes are still in use all over the country. Lustron Stories
showcases the images of the people still living in these unique homes.
Riverworks Discovery: A Journey of Exploration
, presented by the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and National Rivers Hall of Fame, is a traveling exhibit that details the commerce, culture and conservation of America’s Rivers. Through this exhibit, visitors will learn about the importance of America’s inland waterways through a series of immersive environments plus hands-on interactive displays and artifacts. In a companion exhibit created by the Ohio History Connection, learn about the vast river systems that make up the watersheds that flow through Ohio.
Both exhibits are free with museum admission. For more information, call 800.686.6124 or visit ohiohistory.org
Ohio Historical Society is now Ohio History Connection
On May 24, 2014, the Ohio Historical Society changed its name to the Ohio History Connection
. Established in 1885, this nonprofit organization provides a wide array of statewide services and programs related to collecting, preserving and interpreting Ohio’s history, archaeology and natural history through more than 50 sites and museums across Ohio, including its flagship museum, the Ohio History Center in Columbus. For more information about programs and events, call 800.686.6124 or go online at www.ohiohistory.org