Author Archives: ehigginscur

Collecting the “Final Frontier”

OHS is happy to welcome this lovely signed photograph of Jim Lovell into our photographic collection. So why is OHS interested in a photograph of Jim Lovell? On March 25, 1928, James Arthur Lovell was born to Czech parents in … Continue reading

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I Found it in the Archives – 2012!

I Found It In the Archives! The 2012 Edition The Ohio Historical Society is sponsoring an I Found It In the Archives!  contest for 2012.  We had such an enjoyable experience last year hearing from people who submitted essays about their … Continue reading

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History influencing Pop Culture and strange archival discoverires.

Sometimes popular culture and history collide in unexpected ways. Take for example, horsemaning.  This is an internet fad inspired by planking.  For those not in the know, planking is the act of laying face down with hands along the side … Continue reading

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Civil War Artifacts Going on the Road

The Ohio Historical Society has developed an exciting program for historical and community organizations and libraries. Designed to enhance your Civil War programs, events and exhibits, our new program allows you to “rent” a collection of Civil War artifacts. In … Continue reading

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OHS Curator published in the Skeptical Inquirer

Ohio Historical Society Archaeologist, Brad Lepper, and former Curator of History, Terry Barnhart, along with two other authors have just published the first in a three-part series of articles for The Skeptical Inquirer written in response to the claims put … Continue reading

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Still spots open for exclusive, behind-the-scenes, Civil War tours!

There is still time to reserve your spot in the “Sneak Peeks: Behind the Scenes” tours of Civil War collections coming up in late July! Upcoming Dates: July 21, 6:30-9 pm and July 30, 1:30-4 pm Cost: $150 per person … Continue reading

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(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Searching for Newspaper Pages in Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Everything you know and love about Chronicling America  just got better. The Library of Congress  recently updated the website, which is home to select digitized American newspapers from 1860 to 1922 and information about American newspapers from 1690 to present. … Continue reading

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