After the 1845 completion of the Miami and Erie Canal, Toledo grew quickly; it also benefited from its position on the railway line between New York City and Chicago. The first of many glass manufacturers arrived in the 1880s, eventually earning Toledo its nickname: "The Glass City." It has since become a city with an art community, auto assembly businesses, education, healthcare, and local sports teams. Toledo is also a prime destination for anyone interested in culinary tours, hands-on glassblowing, live entertainment and more.
The Toledo History Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the Toledo, Ohio area. The museum displays archival documents and artifacts in permanent and rotating exhibits.