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!
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.