Local History and Culture
The Place to Be (2011-2012)
The Place to Be is a thirty-panel exhibit exploring public spaces and celebrating public life in Knox County, Ohio. Among the sites featured are The Alcove, County Fair, First Congressional Church, Friday Night Football, The Grange, Kokosing Gap Trail, Local Bar, Owl Creek Auction, The Post Office, Public Library, Public Square, WMVO, and Woodward Opera House.
Women and Farming (2010-2011)
Charlotte Woolf's documentary work, Women and Agriculture in Knox County, Ohio, is a photographic exploration of the lives and essences of nine female agrarians in central Ohio.
Rural by Design (2010-Present)
Rural by Design encourages entrepreneurial innovation, the expansion of public spaces, and multicultural understanding in order to enhance community sustainability at home and abroad.
Visits offers a series of conversations with area residents exploring the character of rural life. These events, which attract a broad audience from the college and surrounding communities, stimulate lively and informative discussion. Video recordings of Visits sessions are maintained at Kenyon College's Olin Library (phone 740/427-5694 for additional information).
All American City (2003-2004)
The county seat of Mount Vernon, like rural towns nationwide, is facing an important transition. Forces including the expansion of metropolitan Columbus and the growing influence of national retail chains stimulate dramatic changes in community land use, economic development, and social life. Kenyon students Teddy Symes ('05) and Logan Winston ('04) interviewed the town's businesspeople, planners, and citizens to produce a documentary film on Mount Vernon's past, present, and future. The film is available through the Rural Life Center.