The Southeast Ohio History Center will be creating a temporary exhibit in 2021 based on objects submitted by people in the region. People can look through family or business artifacts and imagine what kind of thoughts, feelings, memories, or stories the object might tell.
Objects can, and often do, have powerful and symbolic messages behind them. A photograph may evoke powerful emotions, a veteran’s trunk may contain tools of historic change, or a flag may bring a sense of pride. Yet, what gives meaning to those objects? People assign meaning to the objects they surround themselves with. A photograph, a family heirloom, or even a lucky pair of socks all have personal meaning and attachments that we project onto those items. There is a long and rich history in southeastern Ohio and we at the History Center are interested in the stories and objects that you want to share with your community. The Southeast Ohio History Center is putting out a call to the people of southeast Ohio to share their objects and stories with us for a community-based exhibit! We would love to display your objects and tell your story of why you think your object is significant to your life, southeast Ohio, or the world! Anybody who wants to participate in this exhibit should contact our resident Collections Manager, Brad Davis, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We can’t wait to hear from you!
See attached link to submit information regarding your object. Submissions should be received by the Southeast Ohio History Center by April 30.
For more information:
Southeast Ohio History Center
24 West State Street
Athens, Ohio 45701