New exhibit features communication objects


Grace Kirchner Leader Correspondent

A new theme is coming to Clintonville’s Museum on Main, and the Clintonville Area Historical Society is hoping it gets people talking.

“Communications” will be the theme of the exhibit opening Feb. 4 at the museum, located at 102 S. Main St., Clintonville, from 1-4 p.m. It will be on display for several months.

One section of the exhibit will be devoted to the past and present of Frontier Communications, formerly known as Urban Telephone Company. Frontier will have various items on display from the firm’s own collection, housed in their location at 26 W. 12th St. in Clintonville. Items will include an old switchboard of “cord board” that was once used at FWD in Clintonville, along with early examples of residential phones and business phone systems.

In addition, artifacts such as vintage radios, first editions of newspapers, signs, local historical items and documents will also be available for viewing.

Past exhibit themes at the Museum on Main — which included medical, auto, winter activities and fall harvest activities — were timed to coincide with the Spring Cruise car show, Winter Whirl and Fall Frenzy. The next theme at the museum, which will focus on the dairy industry, is scheduled for display this summer.