Museum welcomes new traveling exhibit

(June 14, 2019)

The Wood County Historical Museum, located at 13660 County Home Rd. in Bowling Green will be opening a new traveling exhibit, “Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives,” on June 16.
        The exhibit features photographs by Riis, a pioneering newspaper reporter and social reformer in New York at the turn of the twentieth century. It is a companion piece to the current exhibit, “For Comfort and Convenience.”
        Visitors to the exhibit will experience immersive life-size photographs, as well as artifacts and personal documentation. The exhibit is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Library of Congress, and Edwin & Irma Wolf. The exhibit was adapted and toured for NEH on the Road by Mid-America Arts Alliance.
        “Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives” will be on display June 16-Aug. 11. A grand opening celebration and open house for the exhibit will take place on Wednesday, June 26 from 4:30-6 p.m.

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