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Exhibits in Toledo's Attic contain historical (including pictorial) essays by various authors and contributors. Many are contributions of former UT History Professor Timothy Messer-Kruse who spearheaded the Toledo's Attic project in the 1990s and is featured on many Toledo Stories, which you can watch on WGTE. The thematic arrangement of these exhibits represent various areas in Toledo and regional history. Use the Article Index to explore exhibits organized according to themes.

Explore the various exhibits and collections through the themes listed on the right. Each exhibit begins with the gallery, followed by the story (an essay, historical sketch, or other texts) providing the social historical context for those images.  Where provided, "See also..." points you to related collections, websites, or other content.

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