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History Museum Launches Interactive Timeline

A timeline of Toledo-area history has been launched on the Toledo History Museum's web site (www.toledohistorymuseum.org). “The Timeline of Toledo History” features information from various media sources and history collections, presenting them in a chronological format that gives browsers and scholars instant access to the Toledo story going back to 1535. The timeline is available in the Online Exhibits area of the museum’s website.

“This new timeline is an effort to capture and present both the major milestones and small moments that have shaped our local history,” said Donna Christian, Toledo History Museum Board Chair. “It’s a living document that we will update on an ongoing basis.”

Developed by Toledo History Museum Board Trustees James C. Marshall and Tedd Long, the interactive timeline uses technology developed through a joint initiative of the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. The timeline currently comprises 185 milestones that describe the history of Toledo.

“The Toledo History Timeline” joins a growing number of online exhibits by the Toledo History Museum, including “General Steedman’s Sash” and “Picture Postcards of Toledo.” Online exhibits allow the museum to engage audiences around the world and present a wealth of content and rich media about Toledo history in an interactive format.