Curators Talks on Saturdays at the Ohio Historical Center

Thinking of visiting the Ohio Historical Center?

Free with admission are informal talks by our curators on a variety of timely topics.

Where: Museum Floor of the Ohio Historical Center

When:Saturdays at 2 PM

September 21
On the Road with the Zints: Vaudeville Theater and Rural Ohio

The Zint family, from Wapakoneta, was one of the best known performing families in Ohio during the 1920s. Join history curator, Emily Lang, to learn more about this family’s history and see some of their costumes, props, and accessories from their performing years.

Zint Family Orchestra

Zint Family Orchestra

September 28
Bridging Cultures

Celebrate Native American Week in Ohio and join Sharon Dean, Director of Museum and Library Services, for a discussion of the Ohio Historical Society’s projects to build relationships with the federally recognized Native American tribes from Ohio.

October 5
Festivals, Football and Fun!

Queen of the Pumpkin Show in Circleville, Ohio.

Queen of the Pumpkin Show in Circleville, Ohio.


Join Lisa Wood, curator for visual resources, to see a selection of historic photographs of Ohioans favorite fall past times.

October 12
The Amazing Newark Earthworks

The Newark Earthworks is the largest set of geometric earthworks ever built — anywhere. It has so much geometry and astronomy built into it that you might think ancient aliens had a hand in its design. You might think that, but you’d be wrong. Join Brad Lepper, curator of archaeology, to find out just how smart Ohio’s ancient American Indians really were. And on October 13th, join us at Newark’s Octagon Earthworks for a rare Open House!

October 19
Saving Your Home Movies

Do you have home movies on film? Video tape? Digital files? Learn more about steps you can take to actively preserve these memories for years to come with Lisa Wood, curator for visual resources.

October 26
What Happens in the Ohio Historical Society Archives?

At the Ohio Historical Society we document the ordinary and extraordinary stories of Ohioans. Join Liz Plummer, head of Research Services, as she explains how we preserve and provide access historical documents like letters, diaries, maps and photographs.

Research Room on the third floor of the Ohio Historical Center.

Research Room on the third floor of the Ohio Historical Center.

We hope to see you there!

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