An association incorporated for the purpose of receiving gifts, devises, or trust funds to erect, establish, or maintain an academy in any department of fine arts, a gallery for the exhibition of paintings, sculpture, or works of art, a museum of natural or other curiosities or specimens of art or nature promotive of knowledge, a law or other library, courses of lectures upon science, art, philosophy, natural history, or law, and to open them to the public on reasonable terms, an industrial training school or a mechanics' institute for advancing the best interest of mechanics, manufacturers, and artisans by the more general diffusion of useful knowledge in those classes of the community, or homes for indigent and aged persons and unmarried persons, whose directors or trustees may be of either sex, may prescribe in its articles of incorporation the tenure of office of the trustees or directors, the mode of appointing or electing successors, the administration and management of the property, trust, and other funds of the corporation, and such other organic rules as are deemed expedient or acceptable to donors, which shall be the permanent organic law of the corporation.
By certificate duly acknowledged by the trustees or directors and filed in the office of the secretary of state, such association may add to the original objects and purposes thereof any of the objects and purposes mentioned in this section and not provided for by the articles of incorporation.
Cite as R.C. § 1713.28
History. Effective Date: 10-25-1978