Category Archives: Exhibits

OHS in the News

Check out this article about the Society’s newest acquisition and upcoming 1950s exhibit in the Dispatch! Prefab Steel Home Gives Peek at 50s Life

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Myth Busting: Electric Chair Edition

Was the builder of the electric chair also executed with it? Search the Internet and one can find the macabre tale of Charles Justice, who built the electric chair while imprisoned at the Ohio Penitentiary and was later executed in … Continue reading

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Exhibit Opening: “Every Place I Have Ever Lived”

Please join us this Saturday, November 19th for the opening of a new exhibit in the 3rd Floor Lobby (just outside the Research Room) Presented by Cleveland artist Charles J. Mintz, this exhibit is a photographic journey to the neighborhoods … Continue reading

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It’s All About Archaeology in October

October is Archaeology Month. Our new archaeology exhibit, Following in Ancient Footsteps, opens on Saturday, October 15th at the Ohio History Center in Columbus with a full day of programming: 10:30 AM The Moorehead Circle at Fort Ancient: Preliminary Results … Continue reading

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The Ohio State Fair is On…

…and the Ohio History Center is Open Too! During the Fair the museum and research room at the Ohio History Center will be open during our normal operating hours. We are very pleased to offer our members free parking during … Continue reading

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What do you think?

Have you visited our new exhibition, “Controversy: Pieces You Don’t Normally See”? If so, what do you think? Which object(s) were the most meaningful to you? Here is what some of our visitors have said about the exhibition: “Controversy” is … Continue reading

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Traveling Exhibit: Ohio & the Civil War, 150 Years Later

How did a song shape the Civil War? Which Ohioan was almost single-handedly responsible for the Union Army’s financial stability? The Civil War 150th Anniversary traveling exhibit, Ohio & the Civil War, 150 Years Later is a new exhibit produced … Continue reading

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Civil War Commemoration Kicks Off on April 10

The Ohio Civil War 150 Committee and the Ohio Historical Society cordially invites you to attend the kick-off celebration of Ohio’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. There will be a muster event held on Sunday, April … Continue reading

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Snow in Late March?

Yes, it seems like high time for us to be enjoying warmer days, but there is a long history of bad weather in Ohio. Check out our online exhibit Severe Weather in Ohio to learn more about floods, tornadoes, heat … Continue reading

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Mental Health Records: An Introduction for Researchers

The historical record documents Ohio’s concern for public welfare and the institutions that provide support for those who are in need of assistance.  When searching for the record of an individual’s care in Ohio’s institutional system, it can be helpful … Continue reading

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