Category Archives: Donate

Frequently Asked History Collections Questions

Here at the Ohio History Connection, History Curators are often asked similar questions from the public. We have put together a list of our most frequently asked questions to help explain what we do. What is a collection? A collection … Continue reading

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What is the Gay Ohio History Initiative?

June is Pride Month! Join curator Emily Lang for a talk on Saturday, June 14th featuring collections from the Gay Ohio History Initiative (GOHI) at 2 PM on the museum floor of the Ohio History Center. What is GOHI? The … Continue reading

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Your Tax Return Can Make History!

Donate to Ohio History on your Ohio tax return and help support history projects in local communities that invest in Ohio’s economy. The funds generated through the Ohio History “Tax Check-Off” are made available through a competitive matching grants program, … 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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History Fund Grant Application is Live!

We are proud to announce that the application for the first round of History Fund grants is ready! The History Fund is a matching grants program funded by voluntary contributions via Ohioans’ state income tax returns and by gifts to … Continue reading

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Zoar Named One of 11 Most Endagered Places

Zoar, Ohio, has been named one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 11 Most Endangered Places for 2012 The designation, announced June 6, includes Zoar Village State Memorial, an Ohio Historical Society site that is administered for the society … Continue reading

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Manuscript Collections Discussed in Dispatch Article

Two manuscript collections held by the Ohio Historical Society are discussed in this recent article A Lost Art, As Fewer People Take Time to Write Letters, Preservationists Lament Decline of Rich Historical Resource The collections are the papers papers of … Continue reading

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Dear Diary…

Family Papers Tell Story of Depression Era Ohio What was it like to be a student at Ohio State University in the 1930s? What was life like in small-town Ohio at that time? A diary recently acquired by the Ohio … Continue reading

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Do You Remember Your Family’s First Microwave?

Was it a Tappan microwave? A recent article in the in the Mansfield News Journal, Mansfield, Microwaves Linked in History tells the story of the Tappan Stove Company, the first company to manufacture microwaves for household use. The newspaper contacted … Continue reading

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OHS in the News

At OHS we are keeping warm by keeping busy!  Here are links to recent news stories about OHS. Our marketing manager Mark Holbrook shared stories about William McKinley’s service in the Civil War and the Underground Railroad in northeastern Ohio … Continue reading

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