Nowhere else will you find such a one-of-a-kind collection of museums. Each sharing a legacy that is as rich and unique as the next. Explore America’s homefront at a National Historic Landmark, discover the work of a world master carver, be in awe of a lifetime collection of steam engines, or learn about a city’s founding industrialist.
213 Smokey Lane Rd SW, Sugarcreek, OH 44681
330-852-4676 | ageofsteamroundhouse.org
The private collection of 20 locomotive engines of the late Jerry Jacobson is showcased at the Age of Steam Roundhouse. The 115-foot turntable offers an impressive glimpse into the former life of this 18 stall brick roundhouse. See freight and passenger cars as well as steam engines currently being restored to their former glory. A tour of this facility requires proper shoes that cover the entire foot.
400 Center Street, Dennison, Ohio 44621
740-922-6776 | dennisondepot.org
Also known as Dreamsville, USA to the 1.5 million soldiers that stopped by the Dennison Canteen during WWI and WWII. This former railroad hub and National Historic Landmark will help you travel back in time as to experience the beautifully restored 1873 Pennsylvania Railroad Depot featuring railroad cars and interactive learning for the kids.
331 Karl Ave, Dover, OH 44622
330-343-7513 | thewarthermuseum.com
Students can learn about and experience a regional artist, genius, and inventor. The Warther family values education, as their great-grandfather only had a second grade education but understood the value of learning, which kept him reading and developing his knowledge throughout the course of his life to make up for what he lacked formally. Ernest Warther welcomed over 20,000 students each year into the museum. They promote the value of learning through a multitude of examples in history, engineering, mathematics, art, and ingenuity. Students are able to walk through a local, 1920’s style home, see self-sustainable gardening, and a genuine piece of local and regional history. Educators are invited to engage in before, during, and post visit activities with students to enhance the experience. The museum aligns with multiple state standards at every grade level.
325 E Iron Ave, Dover, OH 44622
800-815-2794 | doverhistory.org
Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and home to Dover industrialist and banker Jeremiah E. Reeves, this 19th century mansion will be sure to delight guests with beautifully restored rooms and original Reeves family furnishings. The Carriage House features the Reeves family sleigh and 1892 hansom carriage along with a Rauch and Lang electric car, orchestral Regina music box, and restored doctor’s buggy.
330 N Main St, Uhrichsville, OH 44683
740-922-5455 | facebook.com/UhrichsvilleClayMuseum
Located in what was once known as the Clay Capital of the World, this museum offers the rich history of the rise in the clay pipe and brick manufacturing that dominated the area. See the unique products of the times and be sure to check out the folk arts created by the clay workers and ask to see a ‘whimsy’.
Julie Levengood of Destination Learning will be presenting a workshop at the Great Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati on Thursday, April 4th.
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