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Call for 1950s Pop Culture Objects!

Did you grow up with Superman? Do you remember Ruth Lyons? Did you collect Elvis records? This summer, the Ohio History Center is changing some of its collections on exhibit in 1950s:Living the American Dream. We are featuring objects that … Continue reading

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The Dining Establishments of Lazarus

To hear more about the Chintz Room and other Lazarus Dining establishments and to see objects purchased from the Lazarus Company, join Curator Emily Lang Saturday, January 17th at 2 pm at the Ohio History Center. Curator Talks are free … Continue reading

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2014: A Big Year for the Ohio History Connection’s Collection!

2014 was a big year for the collections of the Ohio History Connection. Objects traveled around the world, new exhibits opened featuring objects never before seen by the public, and new objects were acquired that will help us to connect … Continue reading

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More Connections to Ohio Toys!

Thanks to the suggestions of our readers, we have complied a second list of Ohio toy companies. Toys are a 22.09 billion dollar industry a year in the United States. The highest number of toy sales traditionally happens in December, as families … Continue reading

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Holiday Celebrations in the 1950s

Here at the Ohio History Center, we have been busy decking the halls in our Lustron House for the upcoming holiday season. Visitors to the house will see an aluminum Christmas tree, play musical records from the 1950s, and enjoy … Continue reading

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Last Week We Packed a Museum

How, you may be wondering, does one pack a museum? Or perhaps a better place to start would be why would one want to pack a museum? The Museum of Ceramics, an Ohio History Connection site in East Liverpool, is … Continue reading

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Do Your Toys Have an Ohio Connection?

Toys are a 22.09 billion dollar industry a year in the United States. The highest number of toy sales traditionally happens in December, as families across the United States prepare to celebrate the holidays. Ohio has long been at the … Continue reading

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