New Flood Exhibit at Stone Academy

by Josh Overholser on June 26, 2014 at 8:36 am

The Pioneer and Historical Society held a "Night at the Museum" for members and guests Thursday night to unveil a new exhibit on the Flood of 1913.

With the 100 year anniversary of the flood last year, the society worked with us at WHIZ to create a series of vignettes telling the stories of the flood.

"Those vignette’s were very popular, and WHIZ made those available to the public for a donation," said Jim Geyer, Director of Museums. "And the proceeds from those donations were donated to the Historical Society so that we could do a permanent flood exhibit."

The exhibit is on display on the second floor of the Stone Academy. The flood is considered the worst natural disaster in the history of Zanesville. It put over 3,400 buildings under water doing $2.8 million in property damage. It also left over 8,100 people without a home.

"We have pictures, various pictures of Zanesville," Geyer said. "We have informational flip books that people can look through and learn about the flood. And then we have a computer, a touch screen computer, that has all kinds of information about the flood."

In addition to the new exhibit, the museum also shared with guests the featured Y-Bridge collection Thursday to honor 200 years of the Y-Bridge. If you’d like to learn more about the exhibits or when you can visit the museum to see them yourself, you can visit the society’s website at