A More Intimate Look: 3 Museums to Visit in Newark, OH
When it comes to art, Newark is often overshadowed by its larger, more well-known neighbor to the north, Columbus. But Newark has its own share of fascinating museums that are worth a visit. Here are three of the best. Learn more here.
The Newark Earthworks Center is built on the site of a 2,000-year-old Native American ceremonial complex. The center houses a museum with exhibits about the history and culture of the Hopewell people who built the earthworks. The center also has an archaeological laboratory where visitors can watch archaeologists at work. Learn more about A Walk in the Park: Newark's Parks.
The Licking County Historical Society Museum is located in a former 19th-century courthouse. The museum tells the story of the country's history, from its early settlement to the present. The museum has an extensive collection of artifacts, including a large collection of Civil War memorabilia.
The Ohio Glass Museum is located in a former glass factory. The museum tells the story of the state’s glass industry and its impact on the state. The museum has a collection of more than 10,000 pieces of glass, including some of the first glass made in Ohio. The museum also offers demonstrations of glassmaking.