Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
80-Year-Old Ohio Man Puts His Small Town In Focus
ASHVILLE, Ohio (AP) – An 80-year-old Ohio man is working to save old and odd pieces of history in his small town, from the transitional 17-star U.S. flag found in an attic to the futuristic traffic light that hung over an intersection for decades.
Charlie Morrison and a group of volunteers put together Ohio’s Small-Town Museum in Ashville, about 20 miles south of Columbus.
The exhibits include tidbits of times long past, like a 1902 Edison phonograph and a World War I helmet. One exhibit references entertainer Roy Rogers, who lost his job at a local cannery for singing instead of working.
Morrison welcomes more Ashville artifacts for the increasingly full museum space in what was once a silent-movie theater.