From Atlanta to Normandy, Pride Parades to Picnics

Join our curators at the Ohio History Center in June for talks on a variety of subjects!

June 7
See You on the Beach: 70th Anniversary of D Day

June 6, 1944 was the momentous day that the United States military launched an assault on the beach at Normandy, France occupied by German forces. Join manuscripts curator John Haas to learn more about the experiences of Ohioans who were there and those on the home front.

June 14
GOHI: Objects from the Gay Ohio History Initiative

Join history curator Emily Lang for a talk about the history and collection of the Gay Ohio History Initiative. GOHI works to preserve, archive, and curate the history and culture of the GLBT citizens of Ohio. Currently in its seventh year, the collection features political, social, and cultural material from GLBT Ohioans.

Group carrying a "Stonewall Union, Columbus, Ohio" banner on High St. in the Short North area of Columbus, ca. 1993, possibly during the Gay Pride parade.

Group carrying a “Stonewall Union, Columbus, Ohio” banner on High St. in the Short North area of Columbus, ca. 1993, possibly during the Gay Pride parade.

June 21
1950’s Recipes: Picnic Time!

Having a backyard barbeque and don’t know what to make? Jell-O salad has been a popular choice for decades. Many popular recipes today got their roots in the 1950’s, but others are more interesting than edible. Join Circulation Coordinator Carla Zikursh to talk about this and other popular 50’s food, as well as some recipes that are best left forgotten. Bring your favorite 1950’s recipes and food memories to share!

Lieutenant General William T. Sherman (1820-1891) appears mounted on his horse Duke in Atlanta, Georgia during the Civil War, 1864.

Lieutenant General William T. Sherman (1820-1891) appears mounted on his horse Duke in Atlanta, Georgia during the Civil War, 1864.


June 28
Fighting Such as We Had Not Seen Before: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864

This summer marks the 150th Anniversary of the Atlanta Campaign, one of the pivotal military campaigns of the Civil War. It struck at the heart of the Confederacy and secured President Lincoln’s re-election. Join Manuscripts Curator and Military Historian John Haas and State Archivist Fred Previts to learn about the experiences of Ohio’s soldiers during this campaign.

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

If you want to see a curator talk:

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

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

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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3 Responses to From Atlanta to Normandy, Pride Parades to Picnics

  1. Susan Kidd says:

    Would there be a video link to the curator talks on the Civil War?

    • ohiohistory says:

      We have not considered putting these online. It’s a good idea! I will pass it along to our programming and multi-media staff.

      L.Wood, Curator for Visual Resources

      • Susan Kidd says:

        Thank you for your consideration. I’m sure there would be an interest for those of us unable to attend in person.

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