Big Changes!

Friends of OVMoD:

We have some big changes coming soon for the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery. For the past six years, the Market on State Street has been our museum home. We are so grateful to Brent and Cindy Hayes and Tom Parfitt for donating this space and to the mall staff for their support in allowing us to bring hands-on, exploratory, interactive experiences to the southeast Ohio region. As many of you know, we are planning a new museum location at 67 Columbus Road with the design wizardry of Hilferty and Associates and architectural know-how of RVC Architects, Inc. This new space will expand everything that we do at OVMoD and will help us to bring even more STEAM-focused, play-based learning to visitors of all ages!

We will be moving from our current home on State Street after this weekend’s event on Saturday, March 18. Change can be a bit challenging and it will be difficult for us not to see our friends on weekends, so we hope that you will be able to visit us at some of our events throughout the community this spring and summer. We will host an outdoor event at our new location on Earth Day – April 22 as well as several Athens County Public Library appearances throughout the summer. The museum will be updating the progress of our new location on our website: as well as on Facebook: and Instagram: You can sign up for our newsletter on our website, too! We at the museum have enjoyed being a part of this community and can’t wait to grow into our new space, but we realize that informal learning spaces like this do not exist without the support of visitors like YOU.

If you have enjoyed your experiences at OVMoD in the past, please consider leaving us a review or rating, or perhaps posting your favorite stories and pictures here on Facebook or Instagram with the tag #ovmod. Feel free to share with your friends and family and bring them along to our new location when we open!

We look to the future and can’t wait to help you “Discover the world you live in!”

Jen Parsons, Executive Director
Kristi Grimes, Education Assistant
Liz Stinaff, Board Secretary
Connie Patterson, Board Treasurer
Kathy Berry
Brent Hartman
Sara Hartman, Board President
Christie Truly, Board Vice President
Jennifer Hines-Bergmeier
Mark Lucas
Debbie Phillips
Tiffany Rowland