If you are looking for a way to beat the heat in June, visit the Ohio Historical Center. In addition to our new exhibit, Controversy: Pieces You Don’t Normally See, there will be staff talks on the museum floor every Saturday at 2:30. Programs are free with admission.
Here is the list of programs for June:
June 4, Florence Janney Derby
Hear the story of an Ohio woman who went to medical school in Boston in the 1870s. Her letters describe her studies, boyfriend, boarding house life, Boston and the discrimination she faced as a woman in a field dominated by men.
Presenter: Liz Plummer, Research Services Manager
June 11, The Soldier’s Vote in the 1864 Presidential Election
The 1864 election was the first time Ohio’s soldiers could vote for president while in the field. Learn how they voted on the front lines and the role they played in this historic election pitting President Abraham Lincoln against General George B. McClellan.
Presenter: Fred Previts, State Archivist
June 18, Early Photographs
The first photographs – daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintypes – were direct positive images. Each is unique because no negatives were made. See rare photographs from the 1840s, 1850s and 1860s.
Presenter: Lisa Wood, Curator for Visual Resources
June 25, National Digital Newspaper Project
Learn about work now underway to digitize historic newspapers and make them searchable online. Plus get tips on using old newspapers for history research.
Presenters: Jenni Salamon, Project Manager, and Kaylie Vermillion, Project Technician