Category Archives: Curators

“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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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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George Bellows and His Ohio Roots

On November 8th and 9th I had the opportunity to attend the 7th Annual Art of Concern Symposium on American Art: George Bellows Revisited at the Columbus Museum of Art. Curator Melissa Wolfe took the symposium attendees on a tour … Continue reading

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Saving the Colors

The Ohio Historical Society has an ongoing project to conserve Civil War battle flags carried by Ohio regiments. On October 22, 2013 curators Cliff Eckle and Cameron Wood retrieved the conserved flags of the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry and the … Continue reading

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Homemade Halloween

The Ohio Historical Society collects objects related to holiday celebrations in Ohio, including my favorite holiday, Halloween. Long before Disneyland was created, this Mickey Mouse costume (catalog number H 60985) was created by Myrtle Woodward, a Columbus woman, for her … Continue reading

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Join Our Collections Staff for Talks and Tours

Thinking of visiting the Ohio History Center? Free with admission are informal talks and tours by our curators on a variety of timely topics. Where: Museum Floor of the Ohio History Center When:Saturdays at 2 PM November 2 Soldiers Letters … Continue reading

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OHS In the News

Our collections and curators are making headlines! The latest Columbus Dispatch column from our archaeology curator Brad Lepper: Old Farmstead’s Garbage is as Good as Any Diary Joe Blundo plugs our the Society’s Lustron House in his Sunday Column: Challenge … Continue reading

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