Category Archives: Curators

Capturing a Moment: The Ohio Society of Professional Engineers Time Capsule

At the Ohio Historical Society, the curators are often asked about unusual objects in our collection. We come across interesting objects every day when doing research for articles and exhibits. Today, I came across something intriguing in our collections facility, … Continue reading

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If you like the Collections blog…

…you definitely want to check out the Ohio Historical Society’s Natural History Blog. Curators Bob Glotzhober and David Dyer are writing about fascinating topics, like their ongoing efforts to battle the invasive emerald ash borer and save ash trees at … Continue reading

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Emerson Burkhart and the Works Progress Administration

“A real artist is one who knows that culture is a way of living, the sum total of what goes on around you during your life is the warehouse of your art. Your feelings of love and hate about this … Continue reading

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What to do with Our 1950s Lawn Mower?

As part of 1950s: Building the American Dream exhibit, the Ohio Historical Society collected 1950s artifacts to furnish the Lustron house. When this reel lawn mower came to us, it was extremely rusted and in many pieces. The curators had … Continue reading

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1950s: Building the American Dream Opens Saturday, July 13

The newest exhibit at the Ohio History Center is getting local and national press coverage. Read about it and see it for yourself on Saturday. *New York Times’s article *Columbus Dispatch feature *All Sides with Ann Fisher on WOSU *Retrorennovation.com … Continue reading

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1950s: Preview of Featured Object

Today we have a preview of an object that will be featured in the upcoming exhibit, 1950s: Building the American Dream. Polio was one of the most feared diseases of the mid-20th century. Highly contagious, it is transmitted through contaminated … Continue reading

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Return to the 1950s

We have just one month to go before 1950s: Building the American Dream opens at the Ohio History Center on July 13. The center piece of the exhibit is a reconstructed Lustron house, a pre-fabricated, porcelain steel, ranch house that … Continue reading

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