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For Episode 18 of the Outstanding Ohioans show, I had the pleasure of interviewing Johnna McEntee, the Executive Director of the Ohio Museums Association.

As indicated on their website, Founded in 1976 by members of the Ohio’s museum community, the Ohio Museums Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. OMA works with a variety of museums, museum professionals and providers of museum services to strengthen the state’s museum, foster excellence in the field and support the museum community.

Johnna has a great enthusiasm and dedication to serving the 1,200 sites in Ohio.  Here are some highlights from the show:

 

    • Johnna grew up in Kenton, Ohio, named after the famous frontiersman Simon Kenton.  A great biography on Simon Kenton is The Frontiersman by legendary author and Ohio native Allan Eckert
    • She credits her parents with instilling in her the following values:
      • being a lifelong learner
      • exploring your world around you
      • appreciate history and culture
      • faith and family
      • integrity, respect, hard work, and being dedicated to a cause
    • the value of her internship at the Ohio Historical Society, now known as Ohio History Connections.
    • the benefits of a professional association serving its Johnna has a great enthusiasm and dedication to serving the 1,200 sites in Ohio.  Here are some highlights from the show:
      • Johnna grew up in Kenton, Ohio, named after the famous frontiersman Simon Kenton.  A great biography on Simon Kenton is The Frontiersman by legendary author and Ohio native Allan Eckert
      • She credits her parents with instilling in her the following values:
        • being a lifelong learner
        • exploring your world around you
        • appreciate history and culture
        • faith and family
        • integrity, respect, hard work, and being dedicated to a cause
      • the value of her internship at the Ohio Historical Society, now known as Ohio History Connections.
      • the benefits of a professional association serving its constituents with advocacy and educational programs
      • The American Alliance of Museums is the national association for museums
      • the upcoming annual conference for the Ohio Museums Association in Cleveland, Ohio
      • Ohio has 10.4 museums per 100,000 residents, well above the national average
      • the economic impact of museum visits
      • how schools and museums partner to bring local history to the classroom
      • how someone can develop a new museum

      I really appreciated Johnna's commitment to serving our museum treasures in the great state of Ohio.

      Here are three other local history/museum interviews I have done:

    • Stephen Gordon, Curator of the William McGuffey museum at Miami University
    • Mike Milkovich, Owner of Local History Productions
    • Laura Bullock, Volunteer Director of the Sherman House & Museum

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Thank you for listening, have a great day!

-Ron

Direct download: Johnna_McEntee_interview.mp3
Category:business, life, culture, u.s. history -- posted at: 10:36pm EDT