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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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Countdown to the Moon Landing Anniversary: 4 Weeks

The second object in the countdown to the 45th anniversary of the Moon Landing is part of the international moon landing collection.  This intricately woven Iranian rug (catalog number H 72960) depicts an astronaut on the moon with the planted … Continue reading

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This Just In: New Papers Added to Chronicling America!

The Ohio History Connection is pleased to announce that more historic Ohio newspapers have been added to Chronicling America, the Library of Congress’s free digital newspaper database.  Issues from the following newspapers are now online and keyword-searchable: From Lower Sandusky/Fremont … Continue reading

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Countdown to the Moon Landing Anniversary: Five Weeks

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong – a Wapakoneta, Ohio native – became the first man to walk on the surface of the moon. With the 45th Anniversary of this historic moment fast approaching, each week an object from our … Continue reading

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World Cup Madness!

Which team are you cheering for this year in the World Cup? The FIFA World Cup is one of the most watched sports events in the world; millions anticipate, watch, and cheer on their favorite teams during the month long … Continue reading

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What is the Gay Ohio History Initiative?

June is Pride Month! Join curator Emily Lang for a talk on Saturday, June 14th featuring collections from the Gay Ohio History Initiative (GOHI) at 2 PM on the museum floor of the Ohio History Center. What is GOHI? The … Continue reading

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I Found it In the Archives Contest 2014

The Ohio History Connection is sponsoring the I Found It In the Archives essay and video contest to show how the items and information found in the nation’s archives touch peoples’ lives. We’re seeking entrants who have found something special … Continue reading

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