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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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Homemade Halloween

The Ohio Historical Society collects objects related to holiday celebrations in Ohio, including my favorite holiday, Halloween. Long before Disneyland was created, this Mickey Mouse costume (catalog number H 60985) was created by Myrtle Woodward, a Columbus woman, for her … Continue reading

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Join Our Collections Staff for Talks and Tours

Thinking of visiting the Ohio History Center? Free with admission are informal talks and tours by our curators on a variety of timely topics. Where: Museum Floor of the Ohio History Center When:Saturdays at 2 PM November 2 Soldiers Letters … Continue reading

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We Are Architecturally Significant

The Ohio Historical Society inhabits one of Columbus’ most architecturally significant buildings and are proud to have another currently on display. The American Association of Architects Columbus has a assembled a list of 64 Columbus buildings in 4 categories. With … Continue reading

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A Brief History of the Society of Separatists of Zoar

In honor of German American Heritage Month, we would like to share a brief history of Zoar, Ohio, a small village that was founded by a group of German separatists. Founding The Society of Separatists of Zoar was founded in … Continue reading

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OHS In the News

Our collections and curators are making headlines! The latest Columbus Dispatch column from our archaeology curator Brad Lepper: Old Farmstead’s Garbage is as Good as Any Diary Joe Blundo plugs our the Society’s Lustron House in his Sunday Column: Challenge … Continue reading

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Curry’s Uniform Returns to New California

On October 5, 2013 Jerome Township and the New California Presbyterian Church held a centennial re-dedication of their Soldiers Monument. At the request of Reverend Phillip L. Bougher, Pastor Emeritus of the Church, Ohio Historical Society curators Cliff Eckle and … Continue reading

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Celebrate Electronic Records Day 1010!

The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) is celebrating Electronic Records Day this Thursday, 10.10.  This is a day to raise awareness about the importance of electronic records and the need to properly manage and preserve them.  In honor of Electronic … Continue reading

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We Have First Ladies Dresses!

One of the best parts of my job is working with our costume collection. OHS has an extensive collection of men’s, women’s, and children’s costumes that includes everything from baseball uniforms to ball gowns to swimsuits. One of the highlights … Continue reading

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October is American Archives Month

October is the month that archivists in Ohio and across the nation work together to promote the value of the information and services we provide our users. One of our traditional Archives Month activities is for each state to create … Continue reading

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