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RIIS EXHIBIT TO LEAVE WOOD COUNTY MUSEUM

Sunday, August 11, 2019 will be the last day to take a tour of the exhibit Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives. The exhibit features photographs by Riis, a pioneering newspaper reporter and social reformer in New York at the turn of the twentieth century.

 

This Riis exhibit is a companion piece to the current main exhibit, For Comfort and Convenience. Visitors to the exhibit will experience immersive life-size photographs, as well as artifacts and personal documentation. This 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.


The museum will be open for self-guided tours Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM and weekends from 1 PM – 4 PM (closed on government holidays). Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children, with discounts for seniors, students, and military. 

All events detailed at woodcountyhistory.org or by following the Wood County Historical Museum on social media. The Museum is located at 13660 County Home Road in Bowling Green. 

 

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