Traveling Exhibit - Jacob A. Riis: How The Other Half Lives

This traveling exhibit is adapted from the exhibition Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York's Other Half, in New York City

This traveling exhibit from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ touring program, "NEH on the Road," documents the squalid living conditions of New York’s poor immigrants and laborers in “The Gilded Age” of the early 20th century. This contrast to the growing wealth of millionaires, such as Carnegie and Rockefeller, inspired many reforms of working-class housing. Riis was a Danish-born American photographer (1849-1914).

This event was made possible with a generous donation from Edwin & Irma Wolf.

Categories: All Arts Educational History & Heritage

Tags: All Ages Art Exhibit Summer


From 16 June, 2019

Every day

Until 11 August, 2019

Start Time:

1:00 PM

End Time:

4:00 PM


Wood County Museum

13660 County Home Road

Bowling Green



General Admission $7

Organizer Information


Wood County Historical Center & Museum

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