The Native American collection is one of the finest collections to be found. The collection consists of the earlier collection of Arthur G. Smith and the more resent collection of Berwell Thomas given by Richard and Marjorie Black, relatives. The Thomas family were avid collectors of some of Ohio’s finest ancient artifacts for more than two generations. Focusing mainly on the prehistoric history of Huron and Erie counties, the room contains artifacts encompassing nearly 14,000 years of human activity, including the remains of the Firelands Ground Sloth. The bones were found in Norwich Township in Huron County in the early 1900’s and represent the earliest evidence of prehistoric man in Ohio. The display also includes a mural, and a Native American man, women and child life like figures.