During curators talks in May our staff will be discussing a wide variety of topics!
Tis Sweet to Be Remembered: Josephine Klippart, A Columbus Artist Who Got Her Starting Drawing Birds and Fish
Josephine Klippart was a Columbus artist who helped to create Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio, an award-winning work published in 1886 that was the subject of Joy M. Kiser’s 2012 book, America’s Other Audubon. Join Betsy Butler, former special collections librarian at the Ohio Historical Society, to discover Josephine’s artistic accomplishments — particularly those related to nature — in the Society’s collection of manuscripts, photographs, printed material and objects associated with Josephine and her parents.
Cemetery Research for Your Memorial Day
Memorial Day is a traditional time for families to gather together, decorate cemeteries, and reminisce. In preparation for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, come find out what to do and see in a cemetery & how to collect information about your family history while you are there.
It’s tomato planting time and many of us are looking forward to eating juicy, locally grown varieties. Did you know that Ohioan Alexander W. Livingston is responsible for the success of this plant in today’s home and commercial gardens? Join Circulation Coordinator Carla Zikursh to learn more about Livingston, his tomatoes and his legacy.
For the Immediate Relief of Our Sick and Wounded Soldiers”: Ohio’s Soldiers Aid Societies
During the Civil War, Ohio’s communities supported the Union war effort by organizing soldiers aid societies. These organizations raised money and supplies that were critical to the care of Ohio’s soldiers. State Archivist Fred Previts will share some of the letters, reports and photographs documenting the help provided by these societies.
On the Road with the Zints: Vaudeville Theater and Rural Ohio
The Zint family, from Wapakoneta, was one of the best known performing families in Ohio during the 1920s. Learn more about this family’s history and see some of their costumes, props, and accessories from their performing years.
The curators talks are part of a busy schedule of activities at the History Center in May. Check out our full calendar of programs.
If you go:
Day and Time: Saturdays in May at 2:00 PM
Location: Ohio History Center at I-71 and 17th Ave.
Cost: Free with Museum Admission