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
See the Lustron House Built in Minutes
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.
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.
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!
Follow the 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.
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.
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.
Christmas at Lazarus
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.