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If you want a full account of the National Road's history, you need to go to the National Road/Zane Grey Museum, which is located on the National Road (Rt 40). You will be able to learn about The National Road, about novelist Zane Grey, and about the area's ceramic heritage.
This museum commemorates U.S. 40, the National Road, because it was America's first federal highway. It was begun in 1806 to expand the U.S. territory beyond the Appalachians.. Today, most people use I-70, which parallels U.S. 40. The difference is that I-70 bypasses all the interesting towns: whereas, U.S. 40 cuts through many main streets in small towns.
Zane Grey Wing of the museum is a tribute to Grey (who was born in Zanesville). He is quite famous for his stories about the Western frontier. He did write about Ohio, but few people have read those stories.
There is also a collection of area art pottery to commemorate all the pottery factories in the area.
Jill and I were so looking forward to seeing this museum; when we arrived, the place was temporarily closed. This summer a big celebration is planned along all of The National Road, and the Museum is doing lots of work in preparation of that event.
The museum is supposed to be open:
March-April: Wed-Sat 9:30-5 Sun noon-5
May-Sept : Mon-Sat 9:30-5 Sun & holidays noon-5
Oct-Nov: Wed-Sat 9:30-5
$5.00 adults, $4 seniors, $1.25 children 6-12
Plan for 1-2 hours)
Address: 8850 E. Pike, Norwich, Ohio
Directions: 10 miles east of Zanesville
Phone: 740/752-2602 or 800/752-2602
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