Category Archives: 1950s

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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OHS in the News

Check out this article about the Society’s newest acquisition and upcoming 1950s exhibit in the Dispatch! Prefab Steel Home Gives Peek at 50s Life

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