Museums

Several of these museums are located within an hour’s drive from the Wilmington College campus making them great day trips!

Cincinnati Art Museum

953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 639-2995

Photo by Greg Hume

http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/

“Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features an unparalleled art collection of more than 60,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the Art Museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year. Visitors can enjoy the exhibitions or participate in the Art Museum’s wide range of art-related programs, activities and special events. General admission is always free for all, plus Art Museum members receive additional benefits. The Art Museum is open six days a week, making greater Cincinnati’s most treasured cultural asset accessible to everyone.” Parking is $ 4.00.

Open: Tuesday thru Sunday  11am to 5 pm

Clinton County Historical Society

149 E. Locust Street
Wilmington, OH 45177
(937) 382-4684

http://www.clintoncountyhistory.com/

The Clinton County Historical Society is a great location to find out more about the interesting history of this area.  General James W. Denver, the man who the General Denver Hotel and the city of Denver, Colorado, is named after, lived in the current house the CCHS is located.  Visitors will be amazed at the hidden history of Clinton County.

Hours: March through December: 1pm to 4 pm, Wednesday thru Friday, Second Saturday of the Month  1pm to 4 pm,  Other times by appointment

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433
(937) 255-3286

http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/

“The National Museum of the United States Air Force. Prepare to have a high-flying time at the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum! The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force offers a variety of items. One is they give educational tours and the Education Division offers many hands-on programs related to aerospace. The National Museum of the United States Air Force galleries present military aviation history, boasting more than 400 aerospace vehicles — many rare and one-of-a-kind — along with thousands of historical items and powerful sensory exhibits that bring history to life and connect the Wright brothers’ legacy with today’s stealth and precision technology.”(http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/). Free admission.

Open: Daily 9 am to 5pm

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

50 East Freedom Way Cincinnati, OH 45202-3414
(513) 333-7765

http://freedomcenter.org/

The Freedom Center’s physical location in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, is just a few steps from the banks of the Ohio River, the great natural barrier that separated the slave states of the South from the free states of the North. Our museum tells the dramatic story of the enslaved crossing over that river on the journey to freedom, assisted by men and women of all backgrounds who hated slavery and had created a secret network of escape routes that came to be called “the Underground Railroad.” $10 with student ID.

Open: Tuesday thru Saturday 11am to 5pm (last ticket sold at 4pm)

Peace Resource Center

51 College Street
Wilmington, Ohio 45177
(937) 382-6661

http://www2.wilmington.edu/prc/index.cfmThe Peace Resource Center has been a part of Wilmington College since 1975 when Barbara Reynolds donated her vast collection of Hiroshima/Nagasaki books and materials.  Holding to Quaker values this house is focused on promoting peace and understanding while showing the destructive forces of war.  This is a great opportunity for those interested in peaceful solutions and Hiroshima/Nagasaki.

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