Check out the new Ohio History Central, the online encyclopedia of Ohio history!
Ohio History Central includes information about Ohio’s natural history, prehistory, and history. We (as in our hard working web manager) recently migrated the encyclopedia to our new web site platform. Articles are researched and written by Historical Society staff. We are really excited because moving the site will make it much easier for our educators and curators to update content and add new articles.
You can search by keyword or browse by topic using the alphabetical index. For fun there is a feature called ‘Random Page.’ Click on the ‘Navigation’ bar, then ‘Random Page’ and see what comes up. My first ‘Random Page’ was about the Zoarites, a group of German separatists who settled in Tuscarawas County and founded a communal society. The second page that I got was about the coal mining industry in Ohio. Next I retrieved a page about the Ohio Turnpike Commission. You will find a great diversity of article topics and that many are illustrated with images from the Society’s image collections.
The encyclopedia is evolving and dynamic. As we work to make improvements, we welcome your suggestions, questions, and other feedback. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.