Anthropology, Archaeology, Children's, Culture, Natural History, Planetarium, Science, Zoo
As you will see from the brief descriptions below, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is a vibrant, interactive science center, children's museum, accredited zoo and Planetarium. Kids, teens, adults and scholars use our resources to further their understanding of science and technology.
Archaeology, Art, Children's, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Park
Flint Ridge contains quarry pits where all of the ancient people of Ohio came to get flint for both tools and weapons. The flint was also a trade item for many of these people. The flint was especially prized by the Hopewell Culture for its quality and beauty. A walk through the site brings home how hard people labored to remove this material from the earth.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Military, Park
Currrently, a special exhibit, "Hell & Homefront: Civil War Through Fulton County Eyes" will be on display through 2015 for the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Specialized
The Johnston Farm & Indian Agency begins its story with some of the early contact between the Native and Euro Americans with economic activity at the Pickawillany village site, the story continues as the home and farm of early Ohio settler, Federal Indian Agent, and Ohio Canal Commissioner John Johnston. In his home his contributions, as well as deomstrating how a family would make a life for itself on the frontier.
Archaeology, Culture, History, Library, Specialized
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center celebrates the heroes who created the secret network through which the enslaved could escape to freedom, the Underground Railroad. From this historical vantage point of courage, cooperation and perseverance, we relate this uniquely American story to the contemporary efforts of Modern Abolition, inspiring everyone to take steps for freedom today.
Archaeology, Historical Society