Category Archives: Current News

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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Tornadoes Present Remind Us of Tornadoes Past

Recent weather events in Oklahoma remind us again how devastating tornadoes can be. Like Oklahoma, we also have a history of severe tornadoes in Ohio. Channel 4 meteorologist Ben Gelber came to the Research Room on the third floor of … 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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I Found It In the Archives Contest: Finalist Sharen Bowers

Finalist: Sharen Bowers To place your vote click here. During one of my family history research quests at the Ohio Historical Archives/Library, I was fast forwarding through microfilm of an old Scio, Harrison County, Ohio newspaper, The Scio Weekly Herald, … Continue reading

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I Found It In the Archives Contest Finalist: Doug Tracy

Finalist: Doug Tracy To place your vote click here. I grew up knowing little about my family’s history. However, for some inexplicable reason, one extremely vague story did stick with me over the years – a strange tale about an … Continue reading

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I Found It In the Archives Contest: George E. Biggs

Finalist: George E. Biggs To place your vote click here. According to the death certificate of my second great grandfather, Nathaniel Keeran, he was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, 11 December 1801. I previously found his father, Reuben Keeran, my … Continue reading

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Free Access to the Siebert Collection During African American History Month

In celebration of the heroes of the Underground Railroad, Ohio Memory and the Ohio Historical Society are excited to announce that we will be providing free digital access to the internationally-acclaimed Wilbur H. Siebert Collection during this year’s Black History … Continue reading

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OHS in the News

Archaeology Curator Brad Lepper’s Latest Column in the Columbus Dispatch Ancient Earthworks Share Similarities OHS Collections Were Featured in a Story about Early Football History of Pro Football in Ohio Some of the collections used by 10TV for their football … Continue reading

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Big News! Afro-American Museum to Reopen

The National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center will reopen Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. There will be a special reopening celebration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, remarks by local and state dignitaries, guided tours, musical entertainment, and … Continue reading

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More to Discover about the Albert J. Ewing Collection

A recent article about the exhibit Faces of Appalachia: Photographs by Albert Ewing in the Marietta Times is spreading the word about the exhibit in southeastern Ohio. People in the area think there may be people and places pictured in … Continue reading

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