This permanent exhibit chronicles the Sutliff family’s reform activities and political involvement in Trumbull County in the 1800s. The family was diligent in their work to end slavery as well as making Warren a better place to live. The exhibit contains family letters concerning the abolition movement and daily life, along with personal artifacts that belonged to family members. Through the exhibit, the museum hopes to emphasize the family’s contributions to American history on both a local and national scale.
Presenting our first digital exhibit featuring videos and artifact photographs from the Melnick Medical Museum at Youngstown State University. Dive into the 19th century and learn about the various questionable habits and product usage during the Victorian era, miasma versus contagion theories, and some diseases that were raging the population in those years. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the exhibit!
Open now through January 2023.
This temporary exhibit explores the lives of everyday 19th century women through the objects they created. Handicrafts usually served practical purposes, but the results were also beautiful and creative expressions of the women who made them. Part of the exhibit touches on the sorts of crafts done by children to learn skills they would use in adult life. The rest showcases handicrafts made by adult women for a variety of reasons. The exhibit features objects from the Sutliff Museum’s collection.
This exhibit is located outside of the Sutliff Museum. It gives a glimpse into the historical realities concerning local anti-slavery sentiments from the 1820s to the 1850s. The display has four sections:
Local historian, Wendell Lauth, researched and selected the informational content of the exhibit. On display are photographs, maps, and reproductions of newspapers, articles, and original historic documents including correspondence from the Sutliff Family Letter Collection and a slave auction broadside.