Curator Talks


Dental Health of Pre-Columbian Populations in Present Day Ohio

Join archaeology assistant Juli Six to learn about the dental health of Native Americans before European contact. The prehistoric diet caused abscessed teeth, generalized tooth decay, and severe attrition.

Saturday, April 19, 2pm


Every Garden a Munitions Plant: War Gardens in World War I and II

During the World Wars people the government encouraged planting gardens to avoid food shortages and promote health. Join curator Lisa Wood to see photographs, posters and other war garden memorabilia.

Saturday, April 26, 2pm


"Tis Sweet to Be Remembered: Josephine Klippart, A Columbus Artist Who Got Her Starting Drawing Birds and Fish

Josephine Klippart was a Columbus artist who helped to create Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio, an award-winning work published in 1886 that was the subject of Joy M. Kiser’s 2012 book, America’s Other Audubon.  Join Betsy Butler, former special collections librarian at the Ohio Historical Society, to discover Josephine’s artistic accomplishments --- particularly those related to nature --- in the Society’s collection of manuscripts, photographs, printed material and objects associated with Josephine and her parents.

Saturday, May 3, 2pm


Cemetery Research for Your Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a traditional time for families to gather together, decorate cemeteries, and reminisce. In preparation for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, come find out what to do and see in a cemetery & how to collect information about your family history while you are there.

Saturday, May 10, 2pm