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Historic Housekeeping: Textiles

Do you have family heirlooms or a favorite antique object displayed in your home that you want to care for and keep clean? Historic housekeeping is aimed at preventing deterioration from occurring, and differs from normal housekeeping where the goal … Continue reading

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Art Research at the Ohio History Center Archives/Library

Interested in Ohio art? The Ohio History Center Archives/Library has several collections related to Ohio art and artists! Highlights include: Artists: Lilly Martin Spencer SC 1122 The photographs are of paintings by Lilly Martin Spencer, including two different self-portraits and … Continue reading

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Getting Started on Your Genealogy Webinar

Take an Ohio History Connection genealogy class from anywhere! Learn how research tools like vital statistics, census records, land records and probate files can help you build your family tree. We’ll also provide you with additional resources like military records, … Continue reading

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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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