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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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I Found It In the Archives Finalist: Deborah M. Tracy

Genealogy Rule #1: The best ‘finds’ are the ones you were not looking for. When I located the birth certificate at Ohio History Connection for Charles Haddock, my maternal great-grandfather, I discovered that his father’s name was Jasper Haddock, an … Continue reading

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