Category Archives: Current News

Faces of Appalachia Exhibit is Making Headlines

The newest exhibit at the Ohio History Center, Faces of Appalachia: Photographs by Albert Ewing got great coverage in the Columbus papers! Columbus Dispatch Appalachian Photos Frozen in Time The Other Paper Have Camera, Will Travel Visitors have also been … Continue reading

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Microfilm Room Gets a New Look

Come and see our new tile floor in the Microfilm Room, part of the Archives/Library at the Ohio Historical Society. The carpet previously covering the floor was starting to create a tripping hazard for our visitors, so immediate action was … Continue reading

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More News about the Faces of Appalachia Exhibit

Sharon Dean, director of Museum and Library Services, and I had the pleasure of telling NBC 4 reporter Ben Gelber about our latest exhibit at the Ohio History Center. Watch the story online: New Photography Exhibit of Appalachia: 1896-1912 If … Continue reading

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Faces of Appalachia: Photographs by Albert J. Ewing

Ohio-born photographer Albert Ewing traveled the countryside at the turn of the 20th century and captured the daily lives of those who lived and worked in southeast Ohio and central West Virginia and along the Ohio River. Opening Jan. 9, … Continue reading

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Genealogy Webinars: Attend in Your Pajamas!

January’s a great time to get started on family history research. Here’s some good news, especially considering Ohio’s recent weather: now you can learn how to get started in compiling a family history without leaving home. Webinars Start Saturday, January … Continue reading

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Collections Cataloged and Available

The Manuscripts and Visual Resources Team at the Ohio Historical Society is pleased to announce that a variety of collections are now cataloged and available to researchers. These original manuscript and photographic collections are housed at the Ohio History Center. … Continue reading

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50 Years Ago in Sandusky

In November 1962 there was a great celebration in Sandusky, Ohio when local resident Jackie Mayer came home after being crowned Miss America. Press and corporate sponsors descended on this small town that previously was known as a vacation destination … Continue reading

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Have You Had a Great Experience Using the OHS Archives?

Share your story and inspire others! Have you ever discovered a real treasure in the Ohio Historical Society’s Archives? Tracked down information about an elusive ancestor? Found OHS staff to be particularly helpful with your research? We invite you to … Continue reading

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2012 OHRAB Archives Achievement Award Recipients

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) is pleased to announce that the Euclid Public Library and the Clark County Historical Society have received the 2012 OHRAB Achievement Awards. The OHRAB Achievement Award recognizes significant accomplishments in preserving and improving … Continue reading

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Just a Reminder to …

…Vote! Here are a few items from the Ohio Historical Society’s collections that may inspire you. Ohio women were heavily involved in the campaign for women’s suffrage. This postcard postmarked from 1915 proudly proclaims their rallying cry. In 1920 Florence … Continue reading

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