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Kent State University May 4 Visitors Center

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A Moving Experience

Many people know of the Kent State shootings, and are familiar with some of the iconic photos... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Woodstock, Illinois
Wonderful museum

Very thoughtfully done, putting a terrible event in its historical context. Kudos to the... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

Many people know of the Kent State shootings, and are familiar with some of the iconic photos coming out of that tumultuous time. But this center helps put it into context, gives gripping accounts of the day and the days leading up to it. Excellent...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Very thoughtfully done, putting a terrible event in its historical context. Kudos to the university for such a clear-eyed presentation of its dark moment in the national spotlight.

Thank Eyrops
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This museum packs a punch even though bite-sized. A must-see for those interested in the Viet Nam era and the local effects of anger, fear and distrust. The displays include differing views of the events, as well as a very moving video encapsulating them as...More

Thank Katie G
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This review is for the May 4 Memorial and the markers, as the visitor center was closed. Had heard about Kent State for the last 47 years, usually with the spin that the students provoked the attack, so I had always wanted to see the...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My last class of the day on May 4 was at Taylor Hall where the shootings took place, at about noon. I was a journalism and photography student and saw what was going on and decided to leave. I was walking home and was over...More

1  Thank David_B50499
Reviewed 24 October 2016

W have visited several times when we have had visitors to the are. Visitors from other countries are especially surprised to find that something like this happened in the US. The staff who work here have always been most cordial. We are quite impressed with...More

Thank PCmonkey
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Had odd hours of being open. We went two times, both times were closed. The one time we did hit their open hours, they were busy remodeling or something of that nature. No one there to ask questions. Maybe things have changed since then but...More

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

I've been to museums all over the country. Even though I live in Kent it is startling to find the story of the May Fourth massacre so well told. Moving. If you are ever anywhere near Kent make sure you go. Many other great things...More

1  Thank RLH1957
Reviewed 29 April 2016

I bet you and others now regret giving away those old college year books from that time period. You should have save those books. Most valuable to now look at with memories. Walk cross the campus and reminisce the location of those buildings and events...More

Thank GuidoLocattelli
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The May 4th Visitor Center is a powerful exhibit of life in the U.S. in the 1960's that led up to that fateful day on Kent State's campus. The Visitor Center is respectfully and factually presented. It is powerful and really gives visitors insight into...More

1  Thank Andra P
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