About the Collection

History objects in all shapes and sizes -from the W.P. Snyder, Jr. riverboat to hat pins and buttons – illustrate life in Ohio from early statehood to the present.

What We Collect

What We Collect

Read more about what is found in History Collections.

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Why We Collect

Why We Collect

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Quilts

Quilts

Collection contains hundreds of Ohio made quilts from the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s.

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Furniture

Furniture

Collection includes a variety of furniture made or used in Ohio.

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Glass

Glass

Collection features Ohio made glass and commonly used glassware.

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Military

Military

Uniforms, weapons, and equipment used by Ohioans from the 1700s to the Gulf war.

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Clothing

Clothing

Variety of items worn by Ohioans, including  gowns of Ohio’s First Ladies.

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Flags

Flags

Collection highlights are the original Ohio state flag and flags carried by Ohio troops.

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Transportation

Transportation

See how Ohioans have traveled from place to place and outer space.

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Technology

Technology

Lights, cameras, tools, telephones and more – everything has history.
Ceramics

Ceramics

Represents wide variety of ceramics made and used in Ohio.

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Daily Life

Daily Life

Items commonly used in Ohio homes from early statehood to the present.

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