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I Found It In the Archives Finalist: Kory de Oliveira

My paternal grandma loved to share detailed stories of her childhood in Nelsonville, Ohio, and her paternal grandmother, Jane Hemsley Bateman. She described how she could escape the struggles of life during the Depression and a house full of siblings … Continue reading

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I Found It in the Archives Finalist: Marty Davis Cottrill

Touching the Past While researching my Beers ancestors who had helped establish North Columbus, I found a book about the Bull Family, who had lived near David and Elizabeth Schlegel Beers. The book featured sketches of several circuit riders who … Continue reading

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Exhibit Tours with Curators Coming in July

On your next visit to the Ohio History Center you can tour current exhibits with our curators. July 12 tour Faces of Appalachia: Photographs by Albert Ewing What was it like to wonder the back roads taking photographs? Join Lisa … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked History Collections Questions

Here at the Ohio History Connection, History Curators are often asked similar questions from the public. We have put together a list of our most frequently asked questions to help explain what we do. What is a collection? A collection … Continue reading

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Countdown to the Moon Landing: 2 Weeks

Today’s moon landing artifact is a hand-knitted sweater (H 63071).  This bright blue sweater is ribbed at the waist, neck, and cuffs.  The body of the sweater is purled with an image of a white rocket and yellow moon and … Continue reading

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Countdown to the Moon Landing: Three Weeks

This week’s featured moon landing object is a souvenir created in the success of the landing of the Apollo 11 mission (catalog number H 72774.002).  This “moon money” was “legal tender on the moon” until January 1975.  Worth 25 cents … Continue reading

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Call for 1950s Collections

1950s: Building the American Dream has been on exhibit for a whole year now! In case you have not seen the exhibit yet, visitors are encouraged to experience the 1950s through the eyes of a family living in central Ohio … Continue reading

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