There are four major components of the Placemaking in Scioto County Ohio traveling exhibit:
- Website & social media
- Public programming
Exhibit Trail Guide
Since the panels will be dispersed throughout the county, a passport booklet will be available at each station and at various locations throughout the county so that visitors can complete activities and collect stamps at each location. We hope that this will provide an exciting opportunity for guided travel within the county.
Website & Social Media
The DigitalCommons@Shawnee site—co-edited by Dr. Andrew Feight (Professor of American and Digital History, SSU), Janet Stewart (Dean of Library Services, SSU), and Dr. Cassie Patterson (Center for Folklore Studies, OSU)—not only features exhibit content and content from the Ohio Field School archives, but also provides opportunities for community members to publish their own stories. We will connect the panels, passport, and website together using social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, which will allow people to share their responses to the exhibit! Visit ditigalcommons.shawnee.edu/placemaking to view the Bepress site!
Small Grants for Public Programs
Community partners expressed that they wanted to have more opportunities to talk with one another (especially across different experiences). Community-hosted public programming centered around each of the banner topics and questions will take place throughout 2019. Stay tuned for event topics and locations!
This exhibit is a collaboration between The Center for Folklore Studies at Ohio State University, Shawnee State University, and community partners throughout Scioto County, including Barbara and Kevin Bradbury (Hurricane Run Farm), Andrew Carter (World Sound Entertainment, 14th Street Community Center and Watch Me Grow), Dr. Andrew Feight (Professor of History, Shawnee State University), Dr. Janet Feight (Professor of English, Shawnee State University), Charlie Haskins (Haskins House), Jody and Martin McAllister (Friends of Scioto Brush Creek), Jenny Richards (Shawnee State Park), and Treva Williams (OSU Extension-Scioto County).
Banner hosts include: 14th Street Community Center, Connex, Northwest High School, OSU Extension--Scioto County, Portsmouth Public Library (Portsmouth and Lucasville branches), Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center, Shawnee State University’s Clark Memorial Library, the Southern Ohio Medical Center’s Life Center, and the Southern Ohio Museum.
Placemaking in Scioto County, Ohio in the Press
Center for Folklore Studies to launch traveling exhibit: Placemaking in Scioto County, Ohio on OSU College of Arts & Sciences website
14th Street Center has Turkey Giveaway in the Portsmouth Daily Times (December 27, 2018)
14th Street Community Center help set the table for the holidays in the Scioto Voice (December 10, 2018)