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Ohio History Connection Curators Visit New York City!

The museum profession is a small field; institutions tend to be very collaborative as we try to figure out how to reach new and returning visitors. At the Ohio History Connection, we have been experimenting with new ways to get … Continue reading

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More Ohio Papers on Chronicling America!

Over the past several months, Digital Services staff at the Ohio History Connection have been busily digitizing even more Ohio newspapers for Chronicling America, the Library of Congress’s free digital newspaper database. Although we had already completed digitization of all … Continue reading

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Cars on the Move!

If you’ve visited the Ohio History Center recently, you may have noticed that part of the exhibit “Ohio: Centuries of Change” is now closed. This area, which we lovingly refer to as the History Mall, is undergoing some much-needed maintenance … Continue reading

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Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?

The cookie jar is often seen as the ultimate barrier to fulfilling many children’s fantasies of biting into a delicious baked treat. Made of ceramic, glass, or plastic, this piece of material culture has been hated by children for generations. … Continue reading

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Adena Man(hattan)

From March 9 through May 10, 2015, visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City will have one final chance to view Ohio’s State Artifact, the Adena Effigy Pipe. The Pipe is featured in the international touring … Continue reading

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Gloria Steinem: Feminist Leader and Ohioan

Gloria Steinem was one of the predominant figures of the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1960s and 1970s and continues to be one of the most widely recognized leaders in the feminist movement today. A Toledo native, Steinem is one … Continue reading

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Roman Johnson in the News

African American painter Roman Johnson was the subject of an article in the Sunday, March 1 edition of the Columbus Dispatch: Local Artist Roman Johnson’s Standing Growing After Death In regard to Johnson, Ohio History Connection curator Emily Lang states … Continue reading

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