Category Archives: Exhibits

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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The Meaning of Objects

“By making meaning of objects, people in museums are actually developing—and sometimes even changing—meanings and aspects of themselves, their relationships, and the society in which they live.” –Lois Silverman, The Social Work of Museums How should we look at an … Continue reading

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New Exhibit Opening April 1

Controversy: Pieces that You Don’t Normally See Controversy: Pieces You Don’t Normally See is opening Friday, April 1, 2011, at the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus, Ohio. The exhibit is an innovative departure from previous exhibits in that it focuses … Continue reading

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Forever Free Opens at the State Library

There will be a reception this evening to celebrate the opening of Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation, a traveling exhibit at the State Library of Ohio. Wednesday, March 9, 2011 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM State Library of … Continue reading

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Two More Civil War Battle Flags to be Conserved

Efforts to preserve Ohio’s Civil War battle flags continue. Curators transported two flags to Textile Preservation Associates in Ranson, West Virginia for conservation treatment on September 28. Read more about the conservation work in the Columbus Dispatch: Two Worn Civil … Continue reading

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William J. Knight: Train Engineer, Soldier, Storyteller

Rare Civil War Panorama on Display William J. Knight served in the Civil War as a private in the 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company E. Before the war he was an engineer for the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad. In … Continue reading

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Devo visits the Center

Yesterday afternoon the Ohio Historical Center had several very special visitors. The four original members of the band DEVO came to the Ohio Historical Center after a sound check at the State Fair to see the exhibit Q: Are We … Continue reading

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OHS in the News

We can’t stop talking about Devo! Devo Do-Over: Influential Band Gains New Wave of Attention with Album and Exhibit California Chronicle Free admission to the Ohio Historical Center on Saturdays in August. Put Some History Into Your Summer Fun: Travel … Continue reading

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Friday at the Fair

Corn dog: $3.00 Large Lemon Shake-Up: $6.00 Learning More about Ohio History: Absolutely Free! The schedule for Friday, July 30 includes: 11 AM Caring For Your Family Photographs 12 PM For Such a Time as This, A Visit with Salmon … Continue reading

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Thursday at the Fair

Beat the heat in the Bricker building and check out the OHS booth.   The schedule for Thursday, July 29 includes: 11 AM Mr. Lincoln’s Camera Man, Matthew Brady 12 PM Shadows and Light, Early Photographs in OHS Archives 1 … Continue reading

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