March 2009 Issue
The Future Energy & Conservation Center
Ohio’s portion of the Historic National Road offers eclectic insights into the past.
Between the earth and the sky, on the tabletop farmland of Montgomery County, the past and future meet at the Dull Family Farm. There, above 2,800 acres of corn and soybeans, six wind turbines turn silently in the breeze atop 120-foot-tall towers.
In the shadow of the windmills is The Future Energy and Conservation Center, with educational exhibits on biomass and hydrogen power, backyard conservation and “green” building design. Many of the technologies — not to mention the electricity generated by the wind turbines — are put to use right there on the farm. It’s anything but dull and admission is free.
The Future Energy and Conservation Center,
10404 National Rd., Brookville. Open daily 8 a.m.–8 p.m. for self-guided visits. Free admission (donations accepted). Call 937/832-6365 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
to schedule a guided tour. www.daytonpeacemuseum.org