Crew Visits Chillicothe for 'Mysteries at the Museum'
C-T Catherine Stortz Ripley
A film crew was in Chillicothe Sunday, spending most of the day at the Grand River Historical Society Museum, filming for an episode of Travel
Channel's "Mysteries at the Museum" that is scheduled to air in April 2017.
The focus of the episode features the bread slicer that is on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and its inventor, Otto Rohwedder, who put his first bread-slicing machine into operation at Frank
Bench's Chillicothe Bakery in 1928.
"Mysteries at the
Museum" is hosted by Don Wildman, who visits
America's museums where "strange and curious remnants of the past are
revealed," according to the show's website.
Local museum Curator Pam Clingerman said that plans for doing a segment have been in the works for some time.
"They first contacted me a year ago," Clingerman said. Then, two weeks ago, the company reconnected with
Clingerman inquiring about coming on October 2. Nick
Fraccaro, of Optomen Productions and producer for the Travel
Channel's "Mysteries at the Museum" was in town with other film crew members. During their visit, they also
took footage of other displays in the museum as well as features of Chillicothe, including the Sliced Bread mural.
"I'm tickled to death that we are going to be on national
TV," Clingerman said.
Catherine Stortz Ripley
A cameraman takes footage of the bread-slicing machine that is on loan from the Smithsonian