A Cultural Destination
Arts and culture flourish in the greater Richmond area. Explore the African American experience and follow footsteps to freedom at the Levi and Catharine Coffin House & Interpretive Center, known as the Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad. At the Wayne County Historical Museum, you can soak up local and world history including getting an up-close look at an Egyptian mummy and 12 cases of related artifacts and objects. Then, view several early Richmond-made cars, an authentic Conestoga wagon, and an array of international collections. At the Model T Museum, revel in a fine collection of Model Ts, and be sure to stroll through the T garage, 1920’s machine shop, and library. Founded in 1898, the Richmond Art Museum is a popular destination. The museum houses an impressive collection of American impressionist painters. The Museum of Overbeck Art Pottery features pottery crafted by the Overbeck sisters between 1911 and 1955. Throughout Wayne County, more than 80 colorful murals are woven along city streets and can be safely viewed from your car. Many of the murals are visible from blocks away! Don’t forget to explore eclectic outdoor sculptures found on the beautiful I.U. East campus grounds.