Ohio history museum opens display on early public housing
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s state history museum has created an exhibit focusing on one of the country’s earliest public housing projects.
“Poindexter Village: A Portrait in Stories” opens Saturday at the Ohio History Connection in Columbus in conjunction with Black History Month.
The exhibit features stories and objects from Poindexter Village residents. It runs until Sept. 2.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicated Poindexter Village in Columbus in October 1940 as one of the nation’s first public housing projects.
Ohio History Connection is also working with the James Preston Poindexter Foundation to develop two remaining Poindexter Village buildings on the city’s east side as a museum.