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They Like Us, They Really Like Us!

The OHS web site is on Family Tree Magazine’s list of Best State Websites for Geneaology! We are only one of 75 websites to be recognized. What are some of our online resources that got their attention? Check them out … Continue reading

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It’s All About Archaeology in October

October is Archaeology Month. Our new archaeology exhibit, Following in Ancient Footsteps, opens on Saturday, October 15th at the Ohio History Center in Columbus with a full day of programming: 10:30 AM The Moorehead Circle at Fort Ancient: Preliminary Results … Continue reading

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Why Don’t People Smile in Old Photographs?

I was recently asked why in photographs taken in 1800s people do not smile. It is sometimes difficult to interpret the motivations of people in the past, but I have a few ideas why we see so many serious faces … Continue reading

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The Latest from Brad Lepper

Read Brad’s column and find out more about archaeology research at the site of Fort Recovery: Scientists Find More Secrets at Ohio Fort

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OHS in the News

It has been another busy week in Ohio history! Here are a few the things that made the news. John Switzer talks about the Fighting McCooks in his Sunday column in the Columbus Dispatch. McCooks Etched in Civil War Lore … Continue reading

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Brad Lepper was on TV!

Brad Lepper, our curator of archaeology, was interviewed by Mindy — and Marshall McPeek at NBC4 for a story about the Great Circle and Octagon Earthworks in Newark, Ohio. Check it out online!  

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OHS in the News

History does not take the summer off! Brad Lepper has a Dispatch column this week. Debris Points to Lost Lake Sites Steve Stephens makes a discovery at the McCook House in Carrolton. Discoveries Map the Way to Happiness Mark Holbrook, … Continue reading

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The American Soldier and Three More Exhibits are Opening Friday

Are you making plans for the 4th of July weekend? The traveling photography exhibit, The American Soldier, opens on Friday, July 1 at the Ohio History Center. We also have three OHS produced exhibits opening with a military history theme: … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month is Not Over Yet!

Here are some more fun facts about women in Ohio history. Where did the Temperance Crusade begin? In December 1873 Eliza Jane Trimble Thompson lead the women of Hillsboro, Ohio to protest the sale of alcohol in the town. The … Continue reading

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Collections Cataloged and Available

The Manuscripts and Visual Resources Team at the Ohio Historical Society is pleased to announce that a variety of collections are now cataloged and available to researchers. These original manuscript and photographic collections are housed at the Ohio Historical Center … Continue reading

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