CFAES connection to Ohio forestry chronicled in new exhibit

BUILDING OHIO STATE: From Forest to the Renovation of the Thompson Library

Save the date. An opening reception is 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 1 for Building Ohio State: From Forest to the Renovation of the Thompson Library, a new exhibit examining the shared history of Ohio's forests and The Ohio State University.

A fascinating story told by the exhibit is that of the 2009 renovation of the Willam Oxley Thompson Memorial Library, the university's main library, built in 1913. White oak lumber harvested from an Ohio forest became part of the redesign. As the state's land-grant institution, Ohio State has been able to foster forestry research, share that knowledge with our citizenry and educate future foresters.

The reception and the exhibit are on the 11th floor of Thompson Library, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, on the Columbus campus. Remarks are scheduled for 4 p.m. and tours will be provided by Ohio Forestry Association Vice President Adam Conway.

The exhibit is free to the public and runs through May 14. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with reduced hours during break.

Learn more here.