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Zouave Ambrotype Returns to Campus Martius Museum

A rare photograph that went missing from the Campus Martius Museum in Marietta, Ohio will return home. On November 21, 2014 Ohio History Connection staff will install the unique photograph of Zouave soldiers taken early in the Civil War on … Continue reading

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Reflections of Another Artist: Mary Ann Burkhart

Reflections of an Artist: Emerson Burkhart is now open in our 3rd Floor Library Lobby and First Floor Spotlight Gallery. Emerson Burkhart (1905-1969) ruled the Columbus art scene during the 1950s and 1960s with his honest portraits and depictions of … Continue reading

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Ohio History Connection Curator Featured in Documentary

Have you seen the Worthington episode of the award winning Columbus Neighborhoods documentary series produced by WOSU? The Worthington episode premiered on October 5, 2014. If you did not see it you can check the WOSU broadcast schedule to find … Continue reading

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Polly Crockett: Queen of the Wild Frontier

One of our objects featured in 1950s: Living the American Dream is to be featured in an upcoming session at the annual Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association conference! Chosen as one of the 25 Artifacts of the American Childhood, the Polly Crockett … Continue reading

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Victorian Mourning Culture: Memorializing the Dead

An essential portion of the mourning culture during the Victorian Era was the memorialization of the deceased. Once again, the memorializing of loved ones fell to the women, as they were considered memory vessels for the family.  In this practice, … Continue reading

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#AskAnArchivist Day Is October 30!

Ever had a question for an archivist that you have not had the chance to ask? Today archivists around the country, including archivists at the Ohio History Connection, are taking to Twitter to respond to questions tweeted with the hashtag … Continue reading

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Three Centuries of Flags on Exhibit

Thanks to a recent loan from the Ohio National Guard there are three centuries of flags represented in the Follow the Flag exhibit at the Ohio History Center. The new addition to the exhibit is the flag of the 134th … Continue reading

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