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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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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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Warren G. Harding: President and Waffle Aficionado

“You eat the first fourteen waffles without syrup, but with lots of butter. Then you put syrup on the next nine, and the last half-dozen you eat simply swimming in syrup. Eaten that way, waffles never hurt anybody.” – Warren … Continue reading

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Such are the Consequences of Secession

Cyrus Marion Roberts, my great-great grandfather, was a Captain in the 78th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War. He was born in Morgan County and died in Granville where he is buried. He kept a diary during the … Continue reading

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