OARDC historical attractions opened to public on April 25

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WOOSTER – On April 25, two historical attractions not typically open to the public will open their doors to showcase the colorful history of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Wooster campus.

Open house. From 3-7 p.m., OARDC’s Barnhart Rice Homestead – one of the best surviving examples of German architecture within Wayne County – and the OARDC Museum will be open to the public.

Former and current OARDC employees will be on hand to share the history of the campus with visitors.

“The Barnhart Rice house was built in 1822 as one of the two original homesteads on what is now OARDC’s Wooster campus,” said Steven Slack, Ohio State University’s associate vice president for agricultural administration and OARDC director.

“It has been restored to its period d

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