In the spirit and fun of college basketball’s March Madness, the Ohio Historical Society invites you to participate in the first annual Ohio Memory Madness – a bracket of sixty-four historical Ohio figures, including astronauts, athletes, Presidents, and more, all competing for the unique distinction of being named the 2013 Ohio Memory Madness Champion! What could be more exciting than that!?
The bracket features images of historical figures culled from Ohio Memory, the collaborative digital library project of the Ohio Historical Society and the State Library of Ohio, with digital collections from 360 cultural heritage institutions, representing all 88 counties. Scroll over the image to view a description and bio of the historical figure. Click on the image to visit the Ohio Memory image page with more information.
Since our figures are unable to play basketball (unfortunate, since imagining a game of HORSE between Florence and Warren G. Harding had the staff asking quite a few “what-ifs”…) the winner of this unique bracket will be determined by you – the voter! Visit http://www.ohiohistoryhost.org/madness/ and cast your votes for each round and, ultimately, the winner of Ohio Memory Madness!
The tournament voting will open as follows:
Round one: open voting 3/19 – 3/21 @5pm
Round two: open voting 3/22 – 3/25 @5pm
Round three: open voting 3/26 – 3/28 @5pm
Quarters: open voting 3/29 – 4/1 @5pm
Semis: open voting 4/2 – 4/4 @5pm
Finals: open voting 4/5 – 4/8 @5pm
Voting for each round will close at 5pm on the day before the next round of play. Have any questions? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy voting!