Among recent cost-saving measures to be taken as a result of recent cuts to state funding, the Ohio Historical Society will furlough its employees at specified sites for the week of March 28-April 3, 2009.
The following is from the Ohio Historical Society web site:
Fifteen out of 58 OHS historic sites and museums normally open to public visitation and/or business will be closed. The sites scheduled to be closed for the week are: Adena Mansion & Gardens in Chillicothe, Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Campus Martius Museum in Marietta, Dunbar House in Dayton, Fort Ancient near Oregonia, Fort Meigs in Perrysburg, Harding Home in Marion, Ohio Historical Center in Columbus, National Afro-American Museum in Wilberforce, National Road/Zane Grey Museum near Norwich, Piqua Historical Area in Piqua, Serpent Mound near Peebles, Wahkeena near Lancaster, Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor in Youngstown and Zoar Village in Zoar. These sites will reopen Saturday, April 4.
Sites that will reopen Saturday, April 4 for public visitation include: Armstrong Air & Space Museum, Campus Martius Museum, Fort Meigs, National Afro-American Museum, Ohio Historical Center, and Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor. All other of the above-mentioned sites will open for business Monday, April 6.
The remaining sites that open later in the season or are managed by other groups for the Society are not affected. Before visiting, please check a site’s Web page at www.ohiohistory.org/places for its 2009 schedule.
Additionally, all history-related services will be closed March 28-April 3, including the Archives-Library in Columbus and Youngstown and the Ohio Historic Preservation Office in Columbus. The Archives-Library will reopen on Saturday, April 4 at both locations. The Ohio Historic Preservation Office will reopen Monday, April 6.
What You Can Do
The Ohio Historical Society regrets any inconvenience to the public during the closure. We encourage you to help by sharing your concerns with legislators, making a contribution, purchasing a membership and visiting our historic sites and museums. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. We are grateful for your continued support.
Details are available at: http://www.ohiohistory.org/sn/010509.html.