Category Archives: Natural History

Exhibit Tours with Curators Coming in July

On your next visit to the Ohio History Center you can tour current exhibits with our curators. July 12 tour Faces of Appalachia: Photographs by Albert Ewing What was it like to wonder the back roads taking photographs? Join Lisa … Continue reading

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Curators Working Together

At the Ohio History Connection our curatorial staff work in three disciplines, archaeology, history and natural history. We find, however, that there are not neat lines in between them and that we have a lot to learn by working together. For … Continue reading

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In April Learn More about Health and Wellness in History

During curators talks in April learn more about the dangers of severe weather, injuries to animals, the affect of the prehistoric diet on teeth and war gardens. April 5 Blown Away: 40th Anniversary of the Xenia Tornado On April 4, … Continue reading

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If you like the Collections blog…

…you definitely want to check out the Ohio Historical Society’s Natural History Blog. Curators Bob Glotzhober and David Dyer are writing about fascinating topics, like their ongoing efforts to battle the invasive emerald ash borer and save ash trees at … Continue reading

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Introducing Our New Natural History Curator

This Blog is an introduction and a welcome to the Ohio Historical Society for our new curator of natural history, David L. Dyer. Dave brings to our museum an enthusiasm and energy for natural history, museums and wild, natural landscapes … Continue reading

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TV Dinners: Bringing up Baby Buzzards

The following article was writtenin 1979 by then 73-year-old Emily Benua. She shared it first with OHS natural history staff Ann Bingaman (Conner) and it was later slightly revised and published in Bird Watcher’s Digest, in the January/February 1980 issue. … Continue reading

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Natural History Mystery

Of Wolves, Moose and Old Bones In August 2008, Ohio Historical Society Senior Curator of Natural History Bob Glotzhober found out about an accidental discovery of bones of a rare fossil animal, the extinct stag-moose (Cervalces scotti). A landowner near … Continue reading

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Now for Number 5

The 5th Most Embarrassing Moment of Ohio History is… 5. No One Believes the Passenger Pigeon Will Go Extinct … Until it Does Cincinnati (1914). The Columbus medical doctor, John Maynard Wheaton was a founder of the American Ornithological Union … 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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Mobile Mastodon Skull: Creative Museum Solutions for Storage, Transport and Exhibition

In the fall of 1970 Ohio Historical Society staff were called to the farm of Rolland Farrington near Somersville (sometimes spelled Summersville), in Union County Ohio to recover more than 100 bones of a mastodon that were found while digging … Continue reading

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