Category Archives: Programs

October is American Archives Month

October is the month that archivists in Ohio and across the nation work together to promote the value of the information and services we provide our users. One of our traditional Archives Month activities is for each state to create … Continue reading

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Meet Jackie Mayer, Miss America 1963, at the Ohio History Center

Meet Jackie Mayer, Miss America 1963, at the Ohio History Center Join Sandusky native and former Miss Ohio and Miss America Jackie Mayer in a discussion about her fascinating life. She will tell the story of her transformational rise to … Continue reading

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Curators Talks on Saturdays at the Ohio Historical Center

Thinking of visiting the Ohio Historical Center? Free with admission are informal talks by our curators on a variety of timely topics. Where: Museum Floor of the Ohio Historical Center When:Saturdays at 2 PM September 21 On the Road with … Continue reading

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Ask A Curator Day is Back for 2013

Ask a Curator Day is Back! On Wednesday, September 18, 2013 curators from around the world will be answering questions from the public via Twitter for Ask a Curator Day. And our own OHS curators will be joining in on … 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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Remembering Morgan’s Raid

In the summer of 1863 Confederate General John Hunt Morgan led his cavalry on a raid through Ohio that caused panic among Ohioans and a problem for the Union Army. Morgan crossed the Ohio-Indiana border with approximately 2,000 soldiers near … 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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Two Genealogy Workshops in July

There are two genealogy workshops that you can take in July! Getting the Most From Online Sources The World Wide Web has been a boon to family historians, allowing “touch of a button” access to all sorts of information. But … Continue reading

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Digitizing Your Family History Workshop

Digitizing Your Family History Pictures, pixels, memory cards, storage: what do you do with all those great digital memories? This course provides an introduction to digitization for family historians. Learn how to select a scanner, basic scanning techniques, and software … Continue reading

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African American Genealogical Resources Workshop

African American Genealogical Resources Thirty-five years ago Alex Haley’s Roots prompted an unanticipated surge in peoples’ desire to examine their roots. While Haley’s efforts were directed toward developing his own ancestry, his narrative ignited a passion for family research in … Continue reading

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