Category Archives: Curators

Exhibit Tours with Curators Coming in July

On your next visit to the Ohio History Center you can tour current exhibits with our curators. July 12 tour Faces of Appalachia: Photographs by Albert Ewing What was it like to wonder the back roads taking photographs? Join Lisa … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked History Collections Questions

Here at the Ohio History Connection, History Curators are often asked similar questions from the public. We have put together a list of our most frequently asked questions to help explain what we do. What is a collection? A collection … Continue reading

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From Atlanta to Normandy, Pride Parades to Picnics

Join our curators at the Ohio History Center in June for talks on a variety of subjects! June 7 See You on the Beach: 70th Anniversary of D Day June 6, 1944 was the momentous day that the United States … Continue reading

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Curators Working Together

At the Ohio History Connection our curatorial staff work in three disciplines, archaeology, history and natural history. We find, however, that there are not neat lines in between them and that we have a lot to learn by working together. For … Continue reading

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Birds, Tomatoes, Vaudeville and More

During curators talks in May our staff will be discussing a wide variety of topics! May 3 Tis Sweet to Be Remembered: Josephine Klippart, A Columbus Artist Who Got Her Starting Drawing Birds and Fish Josephine Klippart was a Columbus … Continue reading

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In April Learn More about Health and Wellness in History

During curators talks in April learn more about the dangers of severe weather, injuries to animals, the affect of the prehistoric diet on teeth and war gardens. April 5 Blown Away: 40th Anniversary of the Xenia Tornado On April 4, … Continue reading

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Lilly Martin Spencer: Artist and Ohioan

Join curator Emily Lang for a talk on Lilly Martin Spencer on Saturday, March 22 at 2 pm at the Ohio History Center and see some of the artist’s work in person. During the mid 1800s Lilly Martin Spencer (1822-1902) … Continue reading

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Celebrate Ohio Statehood and Women’s History

Curators’ talks for the month of March celebrate 211 years of Ohio statehood and the pioneering achievements of Ohio women. March 1 Happy Birthday Ohio! Celebrate Ohio’s 211th birthday and learn about the efforts that led to Ohio’s statehood on … Continue reading

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An Ordinary Shawl with an Extraordinary Story

Sometimes the story of how we acquire an object is just as fascinating as the object itself. So is the case of a plain shawl donated in 1943. James Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. … Continue reading

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Robert Duncanson: From Fame to Obscurity to Fame Once More

How does an African-American artist prominent in the mid 1800s fall into relative obscurity and make a comeback in the late 1900s? Robert Duncanson was born in Seneca County, New York in 1821. Duncanson’s grandfather Robert, was a former slave … Continue reading

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