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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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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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