Author Archives: ohiohistory

Meow! Cat Collecting in Ohio

Are you a cat person? While historically, dogs were more popular as domestic pets in the United States, cats are currently the most popular animal in the United States today with 90 million cats in 34% of home. Ohioans have long appreciated … Continue reading

Posted in collections | Leave a comment

“Public Health Protects You”: The American Lung Association of Ohio and the fight against Tuberculosis

In 1901, tuberculosis was the leading cause of death in Ohio. One in every four Ohioans was affected by tuberculosis.[i]  What is “dirt”? We don’t usually ask ourselves this question. At least I don’t. We wash regularly and we instruct … Continue reading

Posted in collections | Leave a comment

Unfurling a Piece of Civil War History

After a long journey one of Ohio’s Civil War battle flags has found its way home. In a ceremony last January the Ohio Society Daughters American Revolution (DAR) transferred the regimental flag of the 89th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI) to … Continue reading

Posted in Civil War, collections, Curators, Current News, Military History | Leave a comment

Following the Clues

Recently, the museum received a donation of an old Huffman bicycle. It was well loved and came to the owner second-hand, so there were many questions we needed to answer in order to learn what we had! The bike had few visual … Continue reading

Posted in collections | Leave a comment

Countdown to the Moon Landing: T +2 Days

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to step foot on the moon, saying as he did, “That’s one step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” After two and a half hours on the surface … Continue reading

Posted in collections | Leave a comment

Celebrating Over 700 Blog Posts!

This week, the Ohio History Connection Collections Blog reached a milestone, marking its 700th post.  To celebrate, we looked through our collections for objects that have a connection to the number 700. The first object has 700 in its catalog number – the number … Continue reading

Posted in collections | Leave a comment

Smithsonian Affiliates Conference 2014

One of the best parts of being a museum professional is the chance to travel. In June, I was fortunate enough to attend the 2014 Smithsonian Affiliates Conference in Washington DC. What are the Smithsonian Affiliates? The mission of Smithsonian Affiliations … Continue reading

Posted in collections | Leave a comment

Countdown to the Moon Landing: 1 Week

The 45th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing is almost here! This week’s object is a Venezuelan commemorative stamp (H 72652.002). The stamp is still intact on the original paper. The stamp features the three American astronauts – Neil Armstrong, … Continue reading

Posted in collections | Leave a comment

A prestidigitator could not do better with your soiled shirts!

What is a prestidigitator you ask?  An illusionist or magician!  When is that last time you can think of someone using the word prestidigitator in normal conversation?  No one calls David Copperfield a prestidigitator, and I don’t blame them.  Calling … Continue reading

Posted in collections, Digital Projects, Digitization, Newspapers, Ohio Memory, Research Tips, Research Tools | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Vote for Your Favorite Finalist

Voting is on for the I Found It In the Archives contest! We have three fascinating stories about amazing things that researchers have discovered in the Ohio History Connection Archives/ Library. Click here to select your favorite entry. Feel free … Continue reading

Posted in collections, Current News, Programs | Leave a comment