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RCHS Fall Speaker Series
November 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Buy Local or By River: How Early Ohioans Furnished Their Homes
Featuring Andrew Richmond, president and CEO of Wipiak Consulting and Appraisals in Sunbury, Ohio. Studied American Material Culture at the Winterthur Program/University of Delaware. Co-sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council Speakers Bureau
Contrary to popular beliefs, the Ohio frontier was not a remote backwoods devoid of style. Trade via the rivers and lakes, and later, the canals, provided easy access to all manner of goods produced in eastern urban centers and in Europe. While early Ohioans did import great quantities of goods, they also produced equally great quantities of goods as well. Using both documentary evidence and surviving objects, Andrew Richmond will examine the wide range of goods both made and used on the Ohio frontier an dhow trade networks and consumer choice played key roles in the furnishing of frontier homes.