Celebrate Ohio Statehood and Women’s History

Curators’ talks for the month of March celebrate 211 years of Ohio statehood and the pioneering achievements of Ohio women.

March 1
Happy Birthday Ohio!

Celebrate Ohio’s 211th birthday and learn about the efforts that led to Ohio’s statehood on March 1, 1803. Join State Archivist Fred Previts for a look at some of the state’s significant documents from this period, including some of Ohio’s earliest legislative records.

March 8
Ladies of the House

The Ohio Statehouse that is. Join government records archivist Connie Conner to learn more about the first ladies to serve in the Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives.

Photograph of the Ohio Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio, circa 1860s.

Photograph of the Ohio Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio, circa 1860s.


March 15
A Doctor In Columbus

Frances Janney Derby practiced medicine in the 1880s and 1890s in Columbus, Ohio. Join reference archivist Liz Plummer to hear about this pioneering female physician’s journey from the Boston University School of Medicine to providing medical care to patients in Columbus.

March 22
Shake Hands?

Everyday scenes like a young woman with flour covered hands reaching out to a visitor in her kitchen were the subjects of popular 1800s artist Lilly Martin Spencer. Join history curator Emily Lang to learn more about how a wife and mother from Marietta, Ohio supported her large family with her artistic talent.

March 29
Transformation: Changing Role of Women

Join history curator Emily Lang for a tour of the exhibit, Transformation, to find out how the objects in the exhibit illustrate the changing roles of women throughout history. This is your last weekend to see Transformation before the exhibit closes!

The curators talks are part of a busy schedule of activities at the History Center in March. Check out our full calendar of programs.

If you go:

Day and Time: Saturdays in March at 2:00 PM

Location: Ohio History Center at I-71 and 17th Ave.

Cost: Free with museum admission

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