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Riddles, Puzzles, and…More Ohio Newspapers Added to Chronicling America!

When looking for a quick laugh to rest your mind or a brainteaser to stretch it, it’s practically second nature for us to turn to the countless jokes, puzzles and other diversions available on the Internet.  But have you ever … Continue reading

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Robert Duncanson: From Fame to Obscurity to Fame Once More

How does an African-American artist prominent in the mid 1800s fall into relative obscurity and make a comeback in the late 1900s? Robert Duncanson was born in Seneca County, New York in 1821. Duncanson’s grandfather Robert, was a former slave … Continue reading

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Curators’ Talks Celebrate African American History and Ohio Presidents

Curators’ talks for the month of February recognize the achievements of African American Ohioans and our 8 Ohio Presidents. February 1 Robert Duncanson: The Best Landscape Painter in the West Join curator Emily Lang as she discusses the life of … Continue reading

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Look for the Adena Pot and the Clinton League Memory Book

The Ohio Historical Society staff has had a wonderful opportunity to assist and support our colleagues at WOSU Public Media in their ongoing project to preserve and celebrate the history of historic neighborhoods in Columbus. The eighth documentary in the … Continue reading

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“I Found a Photograph Marked Baker Art Gallery”

In the decades they were in business the Baker Art Gallery produced innumerable family portraits, commercial images, and photographs of prominent people. Patrons are more likely to contact us to ask about Baker photographs than any other photography studio represented … Continue reading

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New Faces

Exhibit Extended Faces of Appalachia, an exhibit featuring the work of traveling Ohio photographer Albert J. Ewing (1870–1934), went on display at the Ohio History Center in 2013. Recently extended through June 1, the exhibit now features a fresh selection … Continue reading

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Archives Preservation and Digitization Grants Opportunity

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) announces the availability of grants between $500 and $2,000 to archival institutions to fund projects to preserve and/or provide access to Ohio’s historical records. Proposals must be received by February 28, 2014. Awards … Continue reading

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The Kahiki Supper Club

The Kahiki Supper Club was one of the best known restaurants in Columbus.  Open from 1961 to 2000 , it was located on East Broad Street.  Thirteen years after its closure, many still hold fond memories of the restaurant. After World … Continue reading

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Curators Talks for January Take Visitors through Exhibits

Will you be visiting the Ohio History Center in January? Be sure to join our curatorial staff for exhibit tours! Time: 2 P.M. Place: Meet on the Red Carpet area in the center of the Museum Floor January 4 Faces … Continue reading

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Who’s Who of the Ohio Penitentiary (pre-1923 edition)

The Ohio Penitentiary saw many prisoners escorted into the confines of its stone walls with chains around their ankles, keeping them segregated from the rest of the world.  The prison held those who committed crimes as petty as theft or … Continue reading

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