Heritage Center of Clark County

Heritage Center of Clark County

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The Heritage Center is the home of the Clark County Historical Society museum & archives, which helps preserve, share, & showcase generations of history!
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John L
Fairfield, CT413 contributions
Oct 2021
The Heritage Center was recommended so decided to give a try. Smart decision ! If you are from the Clark County area or just interested in the history of a once prosperous Midwest town then take a couple of hours and visit the Center. Excellent displays, descriptions and easy to navigate.
Written November 4, 2021
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Jubilee Jer
Springfield, OH1,828 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
Been here a few times. A lot of history for Springfield, OH, Clark Country and the surrounding area.
Several exhibits on multiple level floors.
It wasn’t all that and a bag of chips for me but if your into area history you should really enjoy it!
Written March 18, 2021
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pwrkat
New Canaan, CT21 contributions
Jul 2021
Took a group of Vietnam veterans to the Heritage Center during their reunion in Springfield. They were impressed and delighted with their guide, Patricia Tipton. The beautiful museum was thoroughly explained by the delightful Ms. Tipton. Most of the veterans were from the southern states and were very impressed with the significant role Springfield played in the early history of our country. The lunch at the museum's cafe was very good.
Written July 30, 2021
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Dawn M
Vienna, VA794 contributions
May 2015 • Solo
I had never heard of Springfield, despite having lived less than an hour away years ago.

Springfield is important because of the National Road, the first highway built by the federal government. The highway started in Maryland and ended in Springfield, Ohio.

From 1811 on, settlers came to or through Springfield. It became a center for American innovation and production. Many, many farm implement companies developed and produced their equipment in Springfield and still do. Cars, pianos and other heavy products were built here.

Springfield was also the site of the northern-most battle of the Revolutionary War. That shocked me.

If any of this is news to you, go to the museum. It is an excellent slice of mid-west history, done just right. Its setting is a grand Richardson Romanesque building which is very photogenic.

I arrived one hour before closing one weekday. I made my recommended $5 donation at the front desk, looked at the map, and a charming docent jumped right in and offered to take me through the whole building so that I could see all the high-points within the last hour before closing.

Don was an amazing guide. He was deeply knowledgeable, had a clear love for his home state and never ran out of interesting things to tell me and show me. Most touching of all, due to Don, was the WWII exhibit. Three local men where acknowledged and Don knows or knew them personally. Wow.

This museum is beautiful, well laid out and very much worth the time to visit.

I was deeply impacted.
Written May 14, 2015
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Catherine B
7 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
Spent an afternoon exploring downtown Springfield and the Heritage Center was one of our stops. We picked up food at the connected coffee shop and enjoyed walking through and looking at the historical displays throughout the museum. Clean, open, and airy environment.
Written May 17, 2017
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jfadds
Naperville, IL4,776 contributions
Jun 2019
Wow- what a surprise. Springfield has an amazing history and it is all laid out here.
We were fortunate to have an terrific docent guide to help us through- hope Larry is available on your visit.
We especially liked the room that recreated the exhibition room at the 1893 world fair in Chicago. It is filled with all the industrial production that put Springfield on the map.
Well worth a visit- you need at least 1 hour- free parking just outside.
Written June 18, 2019
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Doug F
Rochester, NY149 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
This highly professional history museum covers the local history of the Springfield, Ohio area. I especially liked the bios of the presidents that surrounded the top of the exhibit. I enjoyed seeing the type of wagon used to cross the National Road that went through the area. Located in downtown Springfield.
Written July 18, 2018
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William P
Springfield, OH18 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
If you want to step back 200 years in History, you need to visit this museum. From a Conestoga wagon to a 1920 Wescott Motor Car, to a horse drawn Champion reaper, and other agricultural machines.. Civil War buffs will enjoy the history of Ohio regiments, and artifacts from that era.
Written April 21, 2017
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We're glad you enjoyed stepping back in time! Thank you for visiting and stop in to see us again!
Written April 25, 2017
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Curt H
14 contributions
Feb 2016 • Family
If you want to learn about Ohio history in an hour or two this is the place to visit. The museum is small but packed with information. You can learn about the development of this region and enjoy it too. This is a great stop for parents to take their school aged children visit.
Written November 19, 2016
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Rock M
Springfield, OH15 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
A nice quiet stroll through historic springfield. Views over the growth of the city and surrounding area. Lots of antique related info based on local area. Seems like it took close to an hour to walk the entire tour. Located right downtown, so within walking distance of a few other things to see and do.
Written February 18, 2016
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