I try to go to the Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road, at least once a month
However, I've let a few months go by and when you do that, you can miss some great exhibits.
Every now then, I'll talk to someone and I'll say, "Have you seen ??" And they'll look at me and say something like, "Isn't it the same?" "Do they still have the guns?" "What about those ceramic birds?"
That means that person hasn't been to the museum in more than 20 years.
Never miss a local story.
Exhibits change every six weeks or so. Some stay longer.
But you've got to go at least every other month.
Right now, you've got five months to see “From Haunts Like These: The Legacy of Stewart County Artist and Poet Thomas Jefferson Flanagan.” It's really good. It closes Sunday.
Flanagan was a self-taught, but brilliant artist, poet and songwriter who was inspired by his childhood in Stewart County. You might call it folk art, but there's a lot of finesse to some of his pieces.
I'd seen some of it before, but there were some pieces I haven't seen.
It costs nothing to go to the museum, which is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
There are a lot of interactive areas where young children can play. And of course, the children's gallery is a place where they are expected to touch things. But please make sure they don't touch the art in the rest of the museum (except for the interactive areas).
I think children of all ages will love the museum
I remember when my nephew Scott was about 10, he was visiting me here in the office and he picked up a slide on my desk. He asked what it was and I told him it was art in one of the exhibits at the museum.
He asked if I would take him there so he could see it in person.
Naturally, I took him that very afternoon and he absolutely loved it.
Now that he's 25, I doubt he's stepped foot in many museums lately.
If you have any questions, call 706-748-2562. Or you can click here to check out the exhibits online.