Ohio Historical Society http://wyso.org en Ohio Historical Society Honors Two Local Communities http://wyso.org/post/ohio-historical-society-honors-two-local-communities <p>Two local communities have been recognized for their work to preserve local landmarks. The Ohio Historical Society has honored Jamestown and Wilberforce for their efforts to rehab and preserve two local landmarks.<br /><br />Sixteen honorees from 14 communities throughout the state were recognized recently in two categories for their achievement in historic preservation.<br /> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:38:43 +0000 Wayne Baker 40444 at http://wyso.org Founding Director of Afro-American Museum Shares His Story http://wyso.org/post/founding-director-afro-american-museum-shares-his-story <p>Dr. John Fleming was the founding director of the Afro-American Museum in Wilberforce. The museum opened its doors in 1988. He was saddened to see it close in August of 2011. For awhile the future of it was uncertain, but it re-opened recently thanks in part to funding from the state.<br><br>It did not make Fleming happy to see the museum close because of mold problems. And now he feels the museum staff, led by current Director Dr. Charles Wash, needs to think about its future and what it will take to keep it going.<br> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:22:49 +0000 Wayne Baker 28543 at http://wyso.org National Afro American Museum still closed due to mold http://wyso.org/post/national-afro-american-museum-still-closed-due-mold <p>The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce has been closed since August of 2011 because of a mold problem. The Ohio Historical Society has been working on fixing the issue so the museum can open its doors again. Wed, 02 May 2012 00:02:39 +0000 Wayne Baker 15435 at http://wyso.org