The Journal

Ohio Poor Houses

Season 20 Episode 20 | 28m 28s

In 1816, the Ohio General Assembly authorized the construction of county poor houses. Poor houses provided the basic necessities of life – food, clothing and shelter – to those without. A new exhibit at the Wood County Historical Center & Museum looks at poor houses and their legacy. Guests are Kelli Kling, director; Holly Hartlerode, curator; and Jeff Hall, senior VCT lecturer at BGSU.

Aired: 03/07/19

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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