Category Archives: Current News

Ohio History in the News

Ohio Historical Society programs, sites and staff are making news! News from Archaeology Summer Field School at the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency Unearthing History at Johnston Farm Portland, Ohio Prepares for Commemoration of Civil War Battle this Weekend Ceremony … Continue reading

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Remembering Morgan’s Raid

In the summer of 1863 Confederate General John Hunt Morgan led his cavalry on a raid through Ohio that caused panic among Ohioans and a problem for the Union Army. Morgan crossed the Ohio-Indiana border with approximately 2,000 soldiers near … 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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New Application for History Fund Grants Available

Good news! The grant application for the 2013 Ohio History Fund is now available. Click here for the application and grant guidelines. Potential applicants are encouraged to attend a webinar about the grant program. This webinar will walk History Fund … Continue reading

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Two Genealogy Workshops in July

There are two genealogy workshops that you can take in July! Getting the Most From Online Sources The World Wide Web has been a boon to family historians, allowing “touch of a button” access to all sorts of information. But … 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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Digitizing Your Family History Workshop

Digitizing Your Family History Pictures, pixels, memory cards, storage: what do you do with all those great digital memories? This course provides an introduction to digitization for family historians. Learn how to select a scanner, basic scanning techniques, and software … 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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Where in the World is Our Registrar?

Our Registrar, Lesley Poling, is currently traveling in Peru with the Columbus Rotary Club’s District 6690 Group Study Exchange Team. They left on May 20 and will spend most of June touring the country, including a long stay in Lima, … Continue reading

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African American Genealogical Resources Workshop

African American Genealogical Resources Thirty-five years ago Alex Haley’s Roots prompted an unanticipated surge in peoples’ desire to examine their roots. While Haley’s efforts were directed toward developing his own ancestry, his narrative ignited a passion for family research in … Continue reading

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