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Buy Local or By River: How Early Ohioans Furnished Their Homes
November 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Andrew Richmond, CEO of Wipak Consulting and Appraisals in Sunbury, Ohio discusses how people on the Ohio frontier were able to import the goods and furnishings they needed. Contrary to popular belief, the Ohio frontier was not a remote backwoods devoid of style. Trade via rivers, lakes, and later, the canals, provided easy access to all manner of goods produced in eastern urban centers and in Europe. While early Ohioans did import great quantities of goods, they also produced equally great quantities of goods themselves. Using both documentary evidence and surviving objects, Andrew Richmond will examine the wide range of goods both made and used on the Ohio frontier and how trade networks and consumer choice played key roles in the furnishing of frontier homes.