Category Archives: collections

Unique Holiday Gift Ideas from OHS

“Back Up” Stocking Stuffers Looking for stocking stuffers for the student, researcher, or professional in your life? Instead of throwing another candy bar in that stocking – why not include an Ohio History 4GB USB drive? We can all use … Continue reading

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Who Was Samuel Medary?

Praised by Democrats, denigrated by Whigs and Republicans and a household name to all, Samuel Medary, the “Old Wheel-horse of Democracy”, was a 19th century newspaper publisher, politician and spokesperson for the Democratic Party in Ohio. Though he wore many … Continue reading

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Great Read on the Importance of Music Archives

Special thanks to a colleague for bringing this article that was published on the National Public Radio blog The Record to my attention. Holding Music History in Your Hands: Why Archives Matter If you don’t read the whole article, the … Continue reading

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If you like the collections blog…

…check out Picture This, a blog from the Library of Congress Prints Photographs Division. An excellent piece that was posted in honor of Veteran’s Day, The Last Men of the Revolution features photographs of the last known American survivors of … Continue reading

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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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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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