Category Archives: Curators

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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A Warm Welcome to Our New History Curator

We are happy to welcome Emily Lang to our curatorial staff. Emily is not entirely new to OHS. As a student she interned with us for the past two summers assisting to research, prepare and install multiple exhibits. Here is … Continue reading

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Introducing Our New Natural History Curator

This Blog is an introduction and a welcome to the Ohio Historical Society for our new curator of natural history, David L. Dyer. Dave brings to our museum an enthusiasm and energy for natural history, museums and wild, natural landscapes … Continue reading

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