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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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Artist Roman Johnson

Reflections of an Artist: Emerson Burkhart is now open in our 3rd Floor Library Lobby and First Floor Spotlight Gallery. Emerson Burkhart (1905-1969) ruled the Columbus art scene during the 1950s and 1960s with his honest portraits and depictions of … Continue reading

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Historic Housekeeping: Wood Objects

Antiques and family heirlooms made of wood are very common in private homes and collections. In my family, we have a beautiful small oak table made by a great-great-great-great uncle that has been handed down and is now my mother’s. … Continue reading

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Exciting Happenings in the History Collections: 9 New Textile Cabinets!

The Ohio History Connection’s history curators are thrilled to announce the arrival of 9 new stainless steel cabinets! These cabinets will rehouse a portion of our clothing collection that has been stored for nearly 40 years in  wooden cabinets with muslin coverings. … Continue reading

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Fun Facts about White Castle

In the third post of our series about the history of White Castle restaurants we report some interesting company trivia. First company newsletter published in 1926 was called the “Hot Hamburger” Walt Anderson and Billy Ingram had an airplane to … Continue reading

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Ohio History Connection Collections and Curators in the News

The Ohio History Connection’s collections and curators are in the news! Learn more about preserving your family photographs, traditional prints and digital images, in this article that ran in the Newark Advocate, A Few Simple Steps to Preserve Family Photos. … Continue reading

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