Join Our Collections Staff for Talks and Tours

Thinking of visiting the Ohio History Center?

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

Where: Museum Floor of the Ohio History Center

When:Saturdays at 2 PM

November 2
Soldiers Letters

In honor of Veterans Day, manuscripts curator and military historian John Haas will share letters written by Ohio soldiers from the War of 1812 through the Korean War.

November 9
See the Lustron House Built in Minutes
OHS Lustron House
Join history curator Cameron Wood to see a time lapse video of the building of the Lustron House that is currently the centerpiece of OHS’s new exhibit 1950s: Building the American Dream. Cameron Wood and a team of volunteers reconstructed the house over several months in 2012, and now you can see the whole process in 12 minutes.

November 16
Transformation: Changing Role of Women

Join history curator Emily Lang for a tour of the new exhibit, Transformation, to find out how the objects in the exhibit illustrate the changing roles of women throughout history.

November 23
1950’s Recipes: Jell-O Salad to Green Bean Casserole

The beginning of an era of packaged, processed and frozen foods resulted in some very strange concoctions like lime Jell-O® with green pimento olives, celery, and tuna, but many of these classic recipes were passed down through the generations and are still made today. Join OHS staff member Carla Zikursh for this presentation and bring your favorite 1950’s recipes and food memories to share!

November 30
Follow the Flag
Ohio Civil War Flag
Join Cliff Eckle, lead curator for the Follow the Flag exhibit to learn more about Ohio’s Civil War battle flags. Find out how many flags we have, how they are stored and conserved.

December 7
Remember December 7th!

On December 7, 1941 the Empire attacked the U.S. fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared it, “A day which will live in infamy…” Join manuscripts curator and military historian John Haas to see items from our collections that pertain to that infamous day.

December 14
Santa Claus in the Archives

Yes Ohio, there is a Santa Claus…in our Archives. Join Reference Archivist Tutti Jackson for a look at popular images of Santa Claus from the collections of the Ohio Historical Society.

December 28
Christmas at Lazarus
Lazarus Christmas Decorations
Join Liz Plummer, research services manager, for a stroll down High Street in 1965 and enjoy the Lazarus Christmas window displays. We’ll enter the department store to enjoy the Christmas decorations and chat with Santa Claus.

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