Ohio Tobacco Museum
The Ohio Tobacco Museum, created in 1988, is a testament to the importance of tobacco in the growth of industry in the United States of America. The museum is located in a two-story brick home formerly owned by the Espey family and built in the 1850s. A visit to the museum allows visitors to take a walk through several buildings that house both tobacco memorabilia and equipment.
Backstory and Context
The Ohio Tobacco Museum works to preserve the history of the historic crop that was once this region's lifeblood. In particular, the "THANK YOU FOR SMOKING" sign on top of the mantle touches upon the importance of tobacco in American history and how much times have changed.
Ohio Tobacco Museum. Ohio History Central. Accessed July 24, 2018. http://ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Ohio_Tobacco_Museum?rec=3128.
Tamborski. Accessed July 24, 2018. http://tamborski.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/TB3.jpg. Photo source.
The Ohio Tobacco Museum. Ripley Ohio. Accessed July 24, 2018. http://www.ripleyohio.net/htm/museums.htm.