During our Organizational Turnarounds class this week, we were very fortunate to have Burt Logan, the CEO and Executive Director of the Ohio Historical Society speak to our class about his leadership experiences. A graduate of West Point, he left the military to pursue his passion of leadership, American history, and museums. He has since worked as Director of the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society in Wilkes-Barre, PA; Director of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, WI; and President of the USS Constitution Museum in Boston, MA. It was very interesting to hear about his leadership challenges in a non-profit environment, and to witness how similar those challenges are to the for profit environment. It speaks to the fact that Fisher will provide you with a wide variety of experiences and information to prepare you for whatever role you choose to take after the program.
And do now I’m going to make a pitch about the Ohio Historical Society! If you want something new and different to do on your weekends (assuming you have finished all of your homework, of course!), the Ohio Historical Society provides incredible opportunities for fun learning that is easy on your wallet.
1. Passport Program – Visit all 58 historical sites in Ohio, get your passport stamped at each one, and be inducted into the “Passport to Your Ohio History Hall of Fame!” (I happen to think this is very cool.)
2. Archaeology Blog – Need a quick study break, but no time to go anywhere? Jump online and check out the updates on the Ohio Archaeology Blog. You’ll find updates about Ohio Archaeology as well as information as to what’s going on with archaeology exhibits.
3. Ohio History Center – Visit the museum right here in Columbus! Just off I-71, it’s a quick trip from campus and admission is only $10. You can see the museum, archives, exhibits, and special events and programs.
4. Stop by the recently re-opened Ohio Village! Admission $10 – who doesn’t love an “immersion” experience where everyone is in character??
This is a mere sampling of all the things the Ohio Historical Society has to offer. Check out their newly designed website and “Explore Ohio!” for yourself!