Author Archives: ehigginscur
I can hear you now saying “Wait just one second! Superman is from Krypton!” This is an inarguable fact; however, his earliest roots are in here in Ohio. Created in 1932 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman is the … Continue reading
Zoar, Ohio, has been named one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 11 Most Endangered Places for 2012 The designation, announced June 6, includes Zoar Village State Memorial, an Ohio Historical Society site that is administered for the society … Continue reading
Using Chronicling America Podcast Series Now Online! Did you know that there are video podcasts that show you how to use Chronicling America, the Library of Congress’s digital newspaper database, on the Ohio Historical Society’s YouTube Channel? From browsing to … Continue reading
What a find! OHS Archaeologist found an unpublished manuscript in collections recently and has written up a post about it over on the Ohio Archaeology Blog.
July 16, 1945, Trinity site, New Mexico – the first detonation of a nuclear bomb heralded the birth of the Atomic Era. Despite the ominous display of nuclear science’s potential for destruction, Americans of the 1950s were ready envision its … Continue reading
Controversy 2: Pieces We Don’t Talk About is a thought provoking new exhibit at the Ohio History Center in Columbus, OH. The exhibit features five challenging objects from Ohio Historical Society collections that focus on the nature of stereotypes and … Continue reading
The World Wide Web has been a boon to family historians, allowing easy access to all sorts of information. But where do you go after checking out Ancestry.com and Cyndi’s List? This session will serve as an overview to resources … Continue reading