The Exploring the Public Value of Ohio's History report is a detailed study of how people think of and use history from multiple perspectives. The report was researched and written by a project team from The University of Toledo's Urban Affairs Center in partnership with the Ohio Historical Society.
The report, released on February 25, 2009, summarizes survey data from historic site administrators, visitors to historic sites and museums, social studies teachers and the general public. More than 2,300 people, almost all from Ohio, responded to surveys during the fall of 2008. The goal was to find out how people, from varying perspectives, care about and perceive of the public value of history in their daily lives.
Additionally, the report indentifies economic and public policy opportunities for Ohio as it relates to its history. It also illustrates the public value of history with case studies, or vignettes, of successful history programs, organization and sites.
For more information about Exploring the Public Value of Ohio's History and it findings, click on the links below:
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