The Museum of Divine Statues is the creation of artist/restorer Lou McClung. He always had an interest in religious statuary and began to save and restore pieces of religious art as churches in the area began to close or be consolidated. By 2012, he had refurbished and or restored enough statuary and collected enough church artifacts, to open The Museum of Divine Statues in the former St. Hedwig church in the Birdtown area of Lakewood, OH.
I’ve never been to the Museum of Art, but it was conveniently located when we needed some place warm to stop in, so that made it the perfect place to visit. We wandered around, just taking in the sights.
The Chinese Zodiac Exhibit
One of the few exhibits I was able to photograph (that interested me)
The Crawford Auto Aviation Collection represents Northeast Ohio’s vital role in transportation history. WRHS collects and preserves these historically and technically important automobiles, aircraft, bicycles, motorcycles, related accessories and Automotive Marque Files to illustrate the development and contributions of Northeast Ohio to the history of transportation state-wide, nationally and internationally.
If you’re looking for somewhere to spend an afternoon having some fun and beating the heat, pay a visit to the Great Lakes Science Center. Mike, Kristen and I went back in June to catch the “Tornado Alley” OMNIMAX movie. With paid admission comes access to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, with over 50 exhibits, shuttle and rocket models and much more.
OMNIMAX film system
Running on their 6-story tall screen are the following movies: Hubble, Tornado Alley and Born to be Wild. (If you’re fascinated by violent storms, supercells and the like, you will LOVE Tornado Alley.)
After the movie, we ventured to the upper floor for the Science Phenomena Exhibits. Did we have a BLAST!!! All three of us were little kids again. Everything is hands-on, totally interactive, touch-me-play-with-me.
Fascinating displays with electricity (no physical contact possible)
A large plasma ball
Surface tension and soap
the “tornado generator”
experiments in motion and movement (really liked this because …?)
effects of wind erosion, the Bernoulli Blower, the Tornado Generator, and the Light Harp