Category Archives: Conservation and Preservation

Ohioans Remember William Tecumseh Sherman

Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman is well remembered in Ohio.  In his hometown of Lancaster the Fairfield Heritage Association maintains his birthplace as a museum. During Heritage Days in Lancaster staff from the Ohio Historical Society visited the site … Continue reading

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Zoar Named One of 11 Most Endagered Places

Zoar, Ohio, has been named one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 11 Most Endangered Places for 2012 The designation, announced June 6, includes Zoar Village State Memorial, an Ohio Historical Society site that is administered for the society … Continue reading

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How Do Weather Events Affect Collections?

Just as we were preparing to leave work for the week on Friday, June 29th a storm with winds blowing up to 80 miles per hour blew through Columbus and central Ohio. Trees were uprooted and power lines taken down … Continue reading

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Tips for Saving Your Digital Photographs

Many of us are taking many, maybe all, of our personal photographs with digital cameras and cell phones. There are steps that you can take to save them for the future. Saving *Download digital photographs from your camera and cell … Continue reading

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Ohio Archives and Libraries Awarded Preservation and Digitization Grants

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) announces grants to 13 institutions for archival projects.  The grants are funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), an arm of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).  The funded … Continue reading

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OHS In the News

The Columbus Dispatched dropped by to chat with Curators Matthew Benz and Elizabeth Higgins while they encapsulated several newspaper pages for the Pike Heritage Museum.  Click here to read the full article.

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What Do You Know About Tintypes?

Recently a number of patrons have contacted us asking how to identify and care for tintypes they found in their famiy photograph collections. Read more to find out if you might have a tintype of your own. When were they … Continue reading

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Making it Shine

There is one unavoidable constant for any person who owns silver, tarnish. Whether its the cutlery you only pull out for Christmas dinner or a pair of earrings. Here in the museum we also have to deal with tarnished silver, … Continue reading

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Tips for Preservation Week

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To Share and To Keep – A Valentines Post

To Share and To Keep Valentines through the Years from the Collections of the Ohio Historical Society Early Valentines Sending loving greetings or love tokens is a practice that has ancient origins. These early cards and tokens were typically handmade.  … Continue reading

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