In April Learn More about Health and Wellness in History

During curators talks in April learn more about the dangers of severe weather, injuries to animals, the affect of the prehistoric diet on teeth and war gardens.

April 5
Blown Away: 40th Anniversary of the Xenia Tornado

On April 4, 1974 a forceful tornado devastated Xenia, Ohio.  Join archivist Tom Rieder to see photographs and other memorabilia documenting the storm’s destruction and the town’s efforts to rebuild.

Photograph tornado damage in Xenia, Ohio, 1974.

Photograph tornado damage in Xenia, Ohio, 1974.

April 12
That’s Gotta Hurt – Trauma and Pathology in Animal Bones

What can scientists learn about the life and health of wild animals by studying their bones? Join natural history curator David Dyer to see actual bone specimens and try to discover what happened to the animals – and if they survived.

April 19
Dental Health of Pre-Columbian Populations in Present-day Ohio

Join archaeology assistant Juli Six to learn about the dental health of Native Americans before European contact. The prehistoric diet caused abscessed teeth, generalized tooth decay, and severe attrition.

Pamphlet from the World War I era encouraging people to garden and preserve vegetables.

Pamphlet from the World War I era encouraging people to garden and preserve vegetables.

April 26
Every Garden a Munitions Plant: War Gardens in World War I and II

During the World Wars people the government encouraged planting gardens to avoid food shortages and promote health. Join curator Lisa Wood to see photographs, posters and other war garden memorabilia.

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.

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2 Responses to In April Learn More about Health and Wellness in History

  1. Cheryl Abernathy says:

    The anniversary of Zenia is only 40 years, not 50. I remember it as I was in college in Columbus at the time and the sirens went off a lot that spring.

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