Ohio's Small Town Museum

34 Long Street
Ashville, Ohio 43103

740-983-9864   |  www.ohiosmalltownmuseum.org aahs@ohiosmalltownmuseum.org
Year round: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; April-October: Saturday 9 a.m.-Noon

Big Ideas Flourish in Small Towns

Claiming to be Small Town Ohio, Ashville has connections to big national stories.

Like many local history museums, Ohio’s Small Town Museum preserves and interprets the history of the town in which it is located. What makes this museum unique is how it connects to larger national stories. Housed in what was once a silent movie theatre called The Dreamland, Ohio’s Small Town Museum showcases the aspirations of its residents and the dreams that kept them home or led them away to bigger towns. Visitors will find that Ashville can rightly boast of its contributions to Roy Roger’s career, the cast of The Wizard of Oz, animating the Muppets, traffics lights, and driverless cars. The New Roadside America called it “one of the best off-the-beaten path museums” in the country. Be sure to ask about the miniature rooster, Chic Chic.

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