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Prepping for Our Latest Exhibit, Reflections of an Artist: Emerson Burkhart

Our latest exhibition, Reflections of an Artist: Emerson Burkhart is opening on Wednesday, September 3.  Emerson Burkhart (1905-1969) ruled the Columbus art scene during the 1950s and 1960s with his honest portraits and depictions of life in the city. While Burkhart was … Continue reading

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I Found it in the Archives Winner!

Congratulations to Deborah M. Tracy the winner of the 2014 I Found it in the Archives contest! Deborah discovered her maternal great-grandfather name’s was Jasper Haddock, an ancestor previously unknown to her family, and that he served in the heralded 55th Massachusetts Colored Infantry, the … Continue reading

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Meow! Cat Collecting in Ohio

Are you a cat person? While historically, dogs were more popular as domestic pets in the United States, cats are currently the most popular animal in the United States today with 90 million cats in 34% of home. Ohioans have long appreciated … Continue reading

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“Public Health Protects You”: The American Lung Association of Ohio and the fight against Tuberculosis

In 1901, tuberculosis was the leading cause of death in Ohio. One in every four Ohioans was affected by tuberculosis.[i]  What is “dirt”? We don’t usually ask ourselves this question. At least I don’t. We wash regularly and we instruct … Continue reading

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Unfurling a Piece of Civil War History

After a long journey one of Ohio’s Civil War battle flags has found its way home. In a ceremony last January the Ohio Society Daughters American Revolution (DAR) transferred the regimental flag of the 89th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI) to … Continue reading

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Following the Clues

Recently, the museum received a donation of an old Huffman bicycle. It was well loved and came to the owner second-hand, so there were many questions we needed to answer in order to learn what we had! The bike had few visual … Continue reading

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Countdown to the Moon Landing: T +2 Days

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to step foot on the moon, saying as he did, “That’s one step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” After two and a half hours on the surface … Continue reading

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