Campus Martius Museum offers a variety of rotating a temporary exhibits. Currently featured is:


GIRLS TO THE FRONT | November 18, 2018 – February 17, 2019

Campus Martius has partnered with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, OH to bring the renowned photography exhibit “Girls to the Front” to our historic museum. Everything about “Girls to the Front” is larger than life, starting with the 42 one-of-a-kind photos by renowned rock photographer Anastasia Pantsios. Photos of female rock icons Tina Turner, Patti Smith, Joan Jett, and Grace Slick are just a few of the amazing women you’ll see honored in this exhibit. “Girls to the Front” finally puts these pioneering women front and center which is precisely where they belong.


“The character ought to be known of these bold pioneers…. From whence did they spring? For what causes, under what circumstances, and for what objects were difficulties met and overcome?“ —- Ephraim Cutler


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.