Wyandot County Museums
Wyandot County Historical Museum
Carey Historical Society
Mohawk Historical Society
The Importance of Museums
Museums provide a unique interactive experience of getting up close to things we usually only see in books, newspapers or on the television. Seeing the Mona Lisa, for example, is a totally different experience to seeing one of the millions of printed versions; the perception you get of something from a second-hand source is often completely different to the one you get when you see something with your own eyes.
In terms of education, going to a museum can bring what is taught in schools to life, by seeing artifacts or paintings for example. If children are learning about the Romans for example and they go to an exhibition full of armour and weapons dating from that period, they are more likely to find it interesting and want to learn more about it. Research also shows that those who have had firsthand experience of such information are more likely to retain it in later life. Museums can then be an extremely valuable source of creativity, particularly organizations such as art galleries or photography exhibitions, as many people find they are inspired and subsequently want to try such activities themselves.
Wyandot County, specifically, is rich in history dating back as far as 13,000 years ago during the Great Ice Age where natives lived in the Sheridan Caves, 4 miles west of Carey. Through the years since then, the Sandusky Plains have been home to Wyandot and Delaware Native Americans. Willaim Crawford led his expedition through Wyandot and built Fort Ferree here during the War of 1812. The first Methodist North American Mission was built in Wyandot County.
Read more about Wyandot County's history by clicking on one of the pictures to the left.