Category Archives: Exhibits

OHS In the News

Our collections and curators are making headlines! The latest Columbus Dispatch column from our archaeology curator Brad Lepper: Old Farmstead’s Garbage is as Good as Any Diary Joe Blundo plugs our the Society’s Lustron House in his Sunday Column: Challenge … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Amunet

For decades visitors to the Ohio Historical Society have been intrigued by the Egyptian mummy in a wooden coffin that was long on exhibit. Her identity and her life story were unknown. Recent research, tests and consultation with experts in … 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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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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