Author Archives: ohiohistory

The Kahiki Supper Club

The Kahiki Supper Club was one of the best known restaurants in Columbus.  Open from 1961 to 2000 , it was located on East Broad Street.  Thirteen years after its closure, many still hold fond memories of the restaurant. After World … Continue reading

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“Some Problems Solved for Housewives”: Cooking, Cleaning, Dressing and Entertaining in Historic Newspapers

When you think of reasons to read a newspaper, either in its traditional print or dynamic online format, it probably goes without saying that one of the first things you think of is news, whether it is local, state, national … Continue reading

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Curators Talks for January Take Visitors through Exhibits

Will you be visiting the Ohio History Center in January? Be sure to join our curatorial staff for exhibit tours! Time: 2 P.M. Place: Meet on the Red Carpet area in the center of the Museum Floor January 4 Faces … Continue reading

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Who’s Who of the Ohio Penitentiary (pre-1923 edition)

The Ohio Penitentiary saw many prisoners escorted into the confines of its stone walls with chains around their ankles, keeping them segregated from the rest of the world.  The prison held those who committed crimes as petty as theft or … Continue reading

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Unique Holiday Gift Ideas from OHS

“Back Up” Stocking Stuffers Looking for stocking stuffers for the student, researcher, or professional in your life? Instead of throwing another candy bar in that stocking – why not include an Ohio History 4GB USB drive? We can all use … Continue reading

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Who Was Samuel Medary?

Praised by Democrats, denigrated by Whigs and Republicans and a household name to all, Samuel Medary, the “Old Wheel-horse of Democracy”, was a 19th century newspaper publisher, politician and spokesperson for the Democratic Party in Ohio. Though he wore many … Continue reading

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George Bellows and His Ohio Roots

On November 8th and 9th I had the opportunity to attend the 7th Annual Art of Concern Symposium on American Art: George Bellows Revisited at the Columbus Museum of Art. Curator Melissa Wolfe took the symposium attendees on a tour … Continue reading

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Great Read on the Importance of Music Archives

Special thanks to a colleague for bringing this article that was published on the National Public Radio blog The Record to my attention. Holding Music History in Your Hands: Why Archives Matter If you don’t read the whole article, the … Continue reading

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If you like the collections blog…

…check out Picture This, a blog from the Library of Congress Prints Photographs Division. An excellent piece that was posted in honor of Veteran’s Day, The Last Men of the Revolution features photographs of the last known American survivors of … Continue reading

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Saving the Colors

The Ohio Historical Society has an ongoing project to conserve Civil War battle flags carried by Ohio regiments. On October 22, 2013 curators Cliff Eckle and Cameron Wood retrieved the conserved flags of the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry and the … Continue reading

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