Museum Hosts Dedications Day

by Josh Overholser on June 1, 2014 at 11:45 am

The National Road and Zane Grey Museum hosted a Dedications Day Sunday afternoon.

Around 100 people were in attendance as the museum introduced four new features that museum guests can now enjoy.

"Over the past year, we’ve had several new additions or renovations to the museum," said Keith Eberly, the museum’s director of special projects.  "We just had enough of them that we thought it would be worth taking a day and formally dedicating each of them and recognizing the different individuals and the different groups in the community that help make this museum a great museum and a great place to visit."

Additions and renovations highlighted Sunday included the refurbishing of the 100-year-old Pony Truss Bridge, the unveiling of two new historical markers, and a new sign featuring the Ohio Historical Society’s new branding as the Ohio History Connection.  Also new to the museum are two display cases purchased with a grant from the Ohio History Fund that will feature collections of art pottery from area residents.

"There are so many people in this area who have a wealth of pottery, and it seemed natural to find a way to let some local people in the community share their magnificent collections with us since we already have such a great foundation of art pottery," Eberly said.

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