Author Archives: ehigginscur

Making it Shine

There is one unavoidable constant for any person who owns silver, tarnish. Whether its the cutlery you only pull out for Christmas dinner or a pair of earrings. Here in the museum we also have to deal with tarnished silver, … Continue reading

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I Found it in the Archives – Honorable Mention – pt. 3

C.C. Elder Trucking Last May I visited the Ohio Historical Society / Archives Library to try and find more about my paternal Grandfather’s trucking business. I had his Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) license. I hoped the PUCO had … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: Civil War

Although most of the American Civil War was fought outside of Ohio’s borders, more than 300,000 Ohioans were Union Army soldiers. The Buckeye State played a major role in determining the war’s outcome and the collections of the Ohio Historical … Continue reading

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Forever Free through Tax Day

The Forever Free exhibit at the State Library of Ohio is open through April 15, 2011, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional information about the exhibit and supplemental programs is available online and in a downloadable … Continue reading

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Women’s History is Ohio’s History

Women’s History is Ohio History Re purposed from the March Ohio Histore-news letter Who was the first woman to run for president of the United States? Victoria C. Woodhull, a magazine publisher and women’s rights advocate born in Homer, Ohio, … Continue reading

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I Found it in the Archives – Honorable Mention pt. 2

I Found it in the Archives! I started my research in 1999 by going to the OHS Archive Library in Columbus, every Saturday morning for a year.  I was never able to find my German families on a census or … Continue reading

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Civil War Era Papers to be Digitized for Chronicling America

Civil War Era Papers to be Digitized for Chronicling America The Ohio Historical Society and the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio are pleased to announce that portions of the following Ohio newspapers will be digitized and become available on … Continue reading

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