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Emerson Burkhart and the Works Progress Administration

“A real artist is one who knows that culture is a way of living, the sum total of what goes on around you during your life is the warehouse of your art. Your feelings of love and hate about this … Continue reading

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“Killed by Pitched Ball”: Finding Ray Chapman on Chronicling America

On August 16, 1920, at the Polo Grounds in New York, Raymond “Ray” Chapman, star shortstop of the Cleveland Indians, stepped into the batter’s box in the fifth inning to face surly New York Yankees pitcher, Carl Mays. Mays had … Continue reading

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What to do with Our 1950s Lawn Mower?

As part of 1950s: Building the American Dream exhibit, the Ohio Historical Society collected 1950s artifacts to furnish the Lustron house. When this reel lawn mower came to us, it was extremely rusted and in many pieces. The curators had … Continue reading

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“Who Do You Think You Are?” Features Ohio History Center

Watch Who Do You Think You Are? on July 23rd! Earlier this year the Ohio History Center welcomed some very special guests, Kelly Clarkson and the crew of TLC’s popular show, Who Do You Think You Are? It turns out … Continue reading

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Remembering Morgan’s Raid

In the summer of 1863 Confederate General John Hunt Morgan led his cavalry on a raid through Ohio that caused panic among Ohioans and a problem for the Union Army. Morgan crossed the Ohio-Indiana border with approximately 2,000 soldiers near … Continue reading

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1950s: Building the American Dream Opens Saturday, July 13

The newest exhibit at the Ohio History Center is getting local and national press coverage. Read about it and see it for yourself on Saturday. *New York Times’s article *Columbus Dispatch feature *All Sides with Ann Fisher on WOSU * … Continue reading

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Two Genealogy Workshops in July

There are two genealogy workshops that you can take in July! Getting the Most From Online Sources The World Wide Web has been a boon to family historians, allowing “touch of a button” access to all sorts of information. But … Continue reading

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Legislative Resources at the Ohio Historical Society

The following legislative records from the Ohio General Assembly were recently processed and cataloged by the State Archives: Senate Committee Files, 2009-2010 (128th General Assembly) House Committee Files, 2007-2008 (127th General Assembly) Representative Chuck Calvert Files, 1998-2006 Representative Dixie J. … Continue reading

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Digitizing Your Family History Workshop

Digitizing Your Family History Pictures, pixels, memory cards, storage: what do you do with all those great digital memories? This course provides an introduction to digitization for family historians. Learn how to select a scanner, basic scanning techniques, and software … Continue reading

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Webinar to Kick Off 1950s Exhibit

There will be a Creative Learning Factory webinar to kick-off the 1950s exhibit featuring Cameron Wood and Dr. Chester Pach from Ohio University. Cameron will explain the history of the Lustron Corporation and the ins and outs of reconstructing a … Continue reading

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