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Kenyon College

Knox County

Regional Sociology

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The Place To Be Jan 2012

The Place To Be

Publications and Exhibits

Public life brings us together in common activity: cheering on the school sports team, enjoying Sunday dinner at a favorite restaurant, shopping at a local store. In these public spaces we conduct business, swap recipes, discuss issues of the day, relax with friends, and welcome newcomers to town. Public life knits together the diverse elements of a community and fosters a sense of civic responsibility. But longer job commutes, greater popularity of home entertainment, and online shopping mean more time spent privately and fewer opportunities to get together. To retain vitality, communities must continually nurture their traditional gathering places and …

Where Does Our Food Come From? May 2006

Where Does Our Food Come From?

Publications and Exhibits

This twenty-two-panel exhibit traces Knox County's food system from farm to table. Drawing on interviews and fieldwork with dozens of local residents, including farmers, food processors, truckers, restaurant owners, and consumers, the exhibit consists of photographs and text that provide a unique perspective on the food we eat and the character of rural communities. The exhibit debuted at Kenyon College in May 2006 and has been featured at the Knox County Fair and the Centerburg (Ohio) Oldtime Farming Festival. This exhibit is on permanent display at Malabar Farm State Park in Lucas, Ohio. "Where Does Our Food Come From?" is …

The Mayos: African-American Artists Of The Heartland Jan 2003

The Mayos: African-American Artists Of The Heartland

Publications and Exhibits

This oral history project and exhibit pays tribute to two outstanding African-American folk artists with roots in Mount Vernon, Ohio: Walter O. Mayo (1878-1970) and his son, Walter L. “Bud” Mayo (1908-2000). Kenyon students Margaret Tazewell (’03) and Jessica Philips (’04) conducted interviews with family and community members, traced and documented artworks in the community, and mounted an exhibit and public conversation at Kenyon’s Olin Gallery in January 23-February 23, 2003.

Life Along The Kokosing May 2000

Life Along The Kokosing

Publications and Exhibits

This tour guide of sites along Knox County's Kokosing River explores our relationship to nature and rural community identity. The guide includes thirteen five-minute audio programs featuring excerpts of interviews with residents about the sites and a forty-page booklet with photographs and additional historical materials. Topics include village and town history, Amish community, agriculture, floods, recreation, immigration, the economy, geological history, wildlife, green space preservation, and urban sprawl.

Track listing:

  1. Intro: At Riverside Park

  2. Waterford

  3. Kokosing Resevoir

  4. Kokosing Sand and Gravel Pit

  5. Cassell Farm

  6. Mount Vernon Viaduct

  7. Andrew Craig Historical Marker

  8. Brown Family Environmental Center

  9. Kenyon Mill

  10. Indianfield Run

  11. Trestle …