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University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum to Host Virtual Storytime

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum to Host Virtual Storytime

The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum will be taking kids on a virtual adventure every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. with Mazza Museum’s Virtual Storytime videos! Our morning story will be fun and upbeat and our evening story will help you wind down for the night. As part of the University of Findlay’s proactive approach to combatting COVID-19, our beautiful facility is not open to the public at this time. But the learning (and FUN!) keeps on going. Our dedicated staff at the Mazza Museum will be recording book readings for parents and their children to...

Mazza Museum Temporarily Closed as Proactive Measure Against COVID-19

Mazza Museum Temporarily Closed as Proactive Measure Against COVID-19

The University of Findlay is committed to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, volunteers and guests. We are adhering to guidelines from state officials regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum & Gift Shop will be temporarily closing to the public as of Friday, March 13 at 5:00 p.m. and will remain closed through April 14, 2020.  We will continue to evaluate events and share plans prior to April 14 to either ease the restrictions or, if necessary, extend them. The University’s emergency response team continues to evaluate risk and develop contingency plans, working directly with...

University of Findlay’s Proactive Response to COVID-19

University of Findlay’s Proactive Response to COVID-19

The University of Findlay has been in close contact with Governor DeWine’s Office regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) in order to ensure that we have the most current information about the evolving situation. Even though there are no campus-associated cases of COVID-19, we will be proactive in our effort to prevent illness and promote a healthful campus environment. Since the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum is located on the University of Findlay campus, the same proactive measures the University is following also applies to the Museum. Based on Governor DeWine’s current recommendations that all universities transition to remote online classes...

Whatever it Takes: Nondace Campbell Plays Unique Role in Mazza Museum

Whatever it Takes: Nondace Campbell Plays Unique Role in Mazza Museum

Volunteering at University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum comes in all forms. There are tour leaders, there are docents, there are face painters and there are book readers. Then there are those, like Nondace Campbell, an Assistant Professor Emerita of Reading from UF, who play many roles, and who, in fact, have so much history with the Museum, its staff, and the University of Findlay that there are roles created especially for them. Campbell, who taught reading at UF from 1972 to 2009, said that when she first got a job offer from then-Findlay College, she wasn’t entirely familiar with the...

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum Celebrates Women’s Suffrage Movement Anniversary

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum Celebrates Women’s Suffrage Movement Anniversary

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement, University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum has added a new exhibition. The ten pieces of artwork, now in the Catherine Freed Galleria in the Museum, were acquired specifically for this exhibition and the art is being displayed in a collective group for the first time. The galleria is named after Catherine Freed, the late wife of UF President Emeritus DeBow Freed, who passed away on Feb. 8, 2020. Dan Chudzinski, curator of the Mazza Museum, said that the exhibit is distinctly special to the Museum and UF, because Mrs. Freed would...

Magical Mazza: Longtime Docent Marsha Williams Finds Joy Through Mazza Museum

Magical Mazza: Longtime Docent Marsha Williams Finds Joy Through Mazza Museum

Marsha Williams, a docent at University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum, has had an overwhelmingly positive experience with the many different kinds of visitors who have graced the Museum with their presence. If there is one word she seems to continuously prescribe to all of the people and the atmosphere of the Museum in general, it’s not too hard to figure out. Fun. From the visitors to the artists to the volunteers to the job itself, Williams is quick to point out that the joy she gets from all of them is due, in large part, to the level of fun...

Mazza Museum Recognizes Underground Railroad History

Mazza Museum Recognizes Underground Railroad History

Picture from From Ain’t Nobody a Stranger to Me by Jerry Pinkney It was a time of rampant internal struggle for the United States. A time of war and slavery and uncertainty about how it would all play out within our borders. From the late 18th century to the Civil War, The Underground Railroad, composed of a network of people, both African Americans and white abolitionists, used secret routes in order to provide escaped slaves with passage to freedom in the North. Ohio had the most active network of any state, and for this reason, one would be hard-pressed to...

Art for Dummies: Wilson Gallery Changeover Shows Development Process

Art for Dummies: Wilson Gallery Changeover Shows Development Process

The Wilson Gallery at the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum is now chock-full of dummies. No, it’s not loaded with intellectually-challenged folks or inanimate “humans” used for testing the safety of automobiles; rather the intent is to occupy the gallery with dummy books. The official definition of a dummy book is a three-dimensional, often hand-drawn prototype, which helps to organize the text, illustrations, and rhythm for the final published book. In layman’s terms, a rough draft of sorts, or a practice book, if you will. The exhibition, features the work of Steven Kellogg, the author and illustrator of more than...