Location: Campus Martius Museum
Join Mary Bird Lake and Rufus Putnam at Campus Martius Museum as they discuss the early years of the first permanent organized settlement in the NW Territory. What was it like for families to come here to settle? Establishing a...
Celebrating the PioneersWHERE: First Floor - CMM
The Ordinance of 1787 opened a vast wilderness west of the Ohio River for settlement. “Ohio fever” had begun with the Ohio Company leading the way. Its members made many significant contributions in bringing sophistication to this uncharted land as well as their ideals and principals that we enjoy today. This exhibit, based on the book The Pioneers by David McCullough, explores the lives and personal objects owned by some of the individuals mentioned in the book. It offers a chance to look inside the personalities and lives of some of these important groundbreakers.Learn More