Category Archives: 1950s

1950s: Preview of Featured Object

Today we have a preview of an object that will be featured in the upcoming exhibit, 1950s: Building the American Dream. Polio was one of the most feared diseases of the mid-20th century. Highly contagious, it is transmitted through contaminated … Continue reading

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Return to the 1950s

We have just one month to go before 1950s: Building the American Dream opens at the Ohio History Center on July 13. The center piece of the exhibit is a reconstructed Lustron house, a pre-fabricated, porcelain steel, ranch house that … Continue reading

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OHS In the News

We are making news! Columbus First has an article about the Lustron Corporation and our upcoming exhibit: Shaping Columbus: Carl Stradlund, Founder of Lustron Corp WOSU takes you on the road to Fort Meigs, our War of 1812 site Perrysburg: … Continue reading

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Ohio Has a History of Hot Weather

NBC4 meteorologist Ben Gelber was at the Ohio History Center today to research previous Ohio heat waves. Our extensive collection of Ohio newspapers provided numerous headlines about high temperatures in earlier decades, particularly the 1950s. Watch the story online: Is Our … Continue reading

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Design in the Atomic Age

July 16, 1945, Trinity site, New Mexico – the first detonation of a nuclear bomb heralded the birth of the Atomic Era. Despite the ominous display of nuclear science’s potential for destruction, Americans of the 1950s were ready envision its … Continue reading

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1950s toys and OHS

Thanks to some generous donors the Ohio Historical Society has received some wonderful comic books for its upcoming exhibit on the 1950s. Few people know this but Superman was created right here in Cleveland, Ohio, regardless of his Kryptonian ancestry. … Continue reading

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History is Rolling In

The Lustron has arrived! The prefabricated home (deconstructed into its panels and pieces) has arrived from its previous home in Arlington, Virginia. We took some photos to share the joy of our latest addition with you:         … Continue reading

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