Category Archives: Controversy Exhibition

A Bit of Information About Controversy 2

Republished from Echos More Controversy is coming to the Ohio History Center museum.  Following the success of the innovative exhibit Controversy: Pieces You Don’t Normally See, a second round opens in February.  The new exhibit focuses on the nature of … Continue reading

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Myth Busting: Electric Chair Edition

Was the builder of the electric chair also executed with it? Search the Internet and one can find the macabre tale of Charles Justice, who built the electric chair while imprisoned at the Ohio Penitentiary and was later executed in … Continue reading

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What do you think?

Have you visited our new exhibition, “Controversy: Pieces You Don’t Normally See”? If so, what do you think? Which object(s) were the most meaningful to you? Here is what some of our visitors have said about the exhibition: “Controversy” is … Continue reading

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Mental Health Records: An Introduction for Researchers

The historical record documents Ohio’s concern for public welfare and the institutions that provide support for those who are in need of assistance.  When searching for the record of an individual’s care in Ohio’s institutional system, it can be helpful … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Objects

“By making meaning of objects, people in museums are actually developing—and sometimes even changing—meanings and aspects of themselves, their relationships, and the society in which they live.” –Lois Silverman, The Social Work of Museums How should we look at an … Continue reading

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New Exhibit Opening April 1

Controversy: Pieces that You Don’t Normally See Controversy: Pieces You Don’t Normally See is opening Friday, April 1, 2011, at the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus, Ohio. The exhibit is an innovative departure from previous exhibits in that it focuses … Continue reading

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