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March 28, 2013
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Detail of a photo of people taking refuge on the roof of a livery stable as waters rise during the 1913 Flood in Zanesville, Ohio.
Connect With the Past
The 1913 Flood

One hundred years ago this week, in March 1913, communities across the state were reeling from one of the most disastrous weather events in recorded Ohio history -- the 1913 Flood.

 



The flood began on Easter Sunday, March 23. Thanks to a 48-hour downpour on an already rain-soaked Ohio, many towns along rivers in both the northern and southern portions of the state experienced flooding, including some who were unaccustomed to it.

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Photo of an ad for the Lustron Home with a headline that reads ‘It meets the health standards that a famous doctor defines.’
Got Fifties?
We Need Your Help
To Furnish Our 1950s House

At the Ohio History Center in Columbus, a new exhibit is in the works. 1950s: Building the American Dream opens this summer. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a real, full-size prefabricated Lustron house, which is now being assembled inside the museum in preparation for the exhibit opening.



Lustron is one of Ohio’s contributions to the world of architecture. Manufactured in a plant on the far east side of Columbus, the one-story ranch-style homes made of porcelain-enameled steel were shipped all over the nation after World War II, where they were assembled on-site to relieve the post-war housing shortage. Perhaps you know of one near you. 

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Photo of the Ohio History Center in Columbus with a banner reading ‘Come Explore!’
At the Center
April Preview

Learn about Ohio animals, explore Appalachian history and culture, hear from two of Ohio’s leading foes of slavery and welcome the start of base ball (yes, two words) season during these April events at the Ohio History Center in Columbus

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Photo of members of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, who will visit the Ohio History Center in Columbus for two events on Saturday, April 13, 2013.
My Dinner With Abe
Spend April 13
With Abraham Lincoln(s)

Join us at the Ohio History Center on Saturday, April 13, as we welcome members of the Association of Lincoln Presenters for an afternoon of performances and conversation. Then, stay for dinner where you’ll be seated at a table with your very own Lincoln!

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1865 photo of General Ulysses S. Grant.
1839 All Over Again
April Events
Celebrate Restored
Grant Boyhood Home

April is shaping up to be a busy month in Georgetown, as the restoration of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s Boyhood Home nears completion and the community prepares to welcome visitors for the rededication ceremony on April 6 and the 17th Annual
U. S. Grant Celebration April 25-27.

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Photo of the Upper Arlington home of early Ohio legislator and judge Thomas Johnston and his wife, Elizabeth -- site of Conestoga’s annual fundraiser benefiting the Ohio Historical Society on Sunday, April 14, 2013. See story and calendar link for details.
Featured Events
Home to History

A historic Upper Arlington home hosts an afternoon of food and music benefiting the Ohio Historical Society on Sunday, April 14 -- one of more than 30 opportunities to connect with the past at Ohio Historical Society sites and related venues in coming weeks.

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