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Get Your Archaeology Fix

Our own Brad Lepper, curator of archaeology, has a new Dispatch column this week. Did Cultures Mingle or Develop on Their Own?

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How Do Historians Rank the Ohio Presidents?

While Ohio has been the home of eight presidents, how do historians generally rank their work as chief executive? Read more about the debate in the Sunday Dispatch: Ohio’s Pipeline to Presidency Long Ago Went Dry

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African American Manuscript Collections at OHS

In honor of African American History Month, I wanted to share some of the unique manuscript collections in the OHS Archives that tell the stories of African American Ohioans. They are available to researchers in the Archives/Library reading room at … Continue reading

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Fun For a Friday Afternoon

There are many famous and remarkable people from Ohio. Who would you pick for the 100 Greatest Ohioans? Columbus Alive has chosen their top 100 Buckeyes. Check out their list and see if you agree. We have photographs and other … Continue reading

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African American Photograph Collections in OHS Archives

In honor of African American History Month, I wanted to share some of the unique photographs in the OHS Archives that tell the stories of African American Ohioans. They are available to researchers in the Archives/Library reading room at the … Continue reading

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Cincinnati Photographs in the OHS Archives

Did you know that there were once plans to build a subway in Cincinnati? We have the pictures to prove it. These Cincinnati related photographs and more are available to researchers in the Archives/Library reading room at the Ohio Historical … Continue reading

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Cleveland Photographs in the OHS Archives

The photographic collections housed at the Ohio Historical Society include well over 1 million original images that visually document our entire state. Cleveland, Ohio, one of the states oldest and largest cities, is well represented. There are antique ambrotypes of … Continue reading

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Is that Woodrow Wilson’s head?

Yes, this is a photograph President Woodrow Wilson’s head. To be more precise, it is a photograph of 21,000 soldiers who were stationed at Camp Sherman in Chillicothe, Ohio during World War I standing in formation to make the shape … Continue reading

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Collections Cataloged and Available to Researchers

The Manuscripts & 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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Monday at the Fair

It’s the beginning of a new week and we have a packed schedule! The schedule for Monday, August 2 includes: 11 AM How Do Collections Come to the Ohio Historical Society? 12 PM Billy Yank, Life a Union Soldier 1 … Continue reading

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