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May 2, 2013
Photo of War of 1812 soldiers firing a cannon at Fort Meigs.
War of 1812 Bicentennial
BLOODY SIEGE REMEMBERED

Two hundred years ago this week, during the War of 1812, an Ohio fort was front and center as American forces battled the British for control of Lake Erie and the region around it. If the British and their allies had prevailed, places like Toledo, Sandusky, Vermilion, Lorain, Cleveland and Conneaut might be on maps of Canada today.

Bicentennial Event

This weekend in Perrysburg, historic Fort Meigs observes the 200th anniversary of the bloodiest day of fighting there during the three-year War of 1812 -- May 5, 1813, the First Siege of Fort Meigs.

Visit the fort this Friday, May 3, through Sunday, May 5, 2013, and meet hundreds of War of 1812 re-enactors from the United States and Canada portraying those who fought there. Explore authentic 1812-era military camps and see battle re-enactments, fife and drum concerts, musket and cannon firings and more.

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Photo of the ancient Egyptian coffin donated to the Ohio History Connection in 1926.
Mummy Undergoes CT Scan
THE HIDDEN ONE

Two big surprises are among the findings related to a recent CT scan of the mummy who’s been one of our most beloved exhibits since the heady days of Howard Carter and King Tut in the 1920s. First, she isn’t who we thought she was. Second, she’s in another mummy’s coffin.

 

Unique Partnership

Last year, the approximately 2,000-year-old mummy took a short leave of absence from the Ohio History Center museum for a CT scan at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center as a result of a unique partnership between the two educational institutions. The medical center’s new Flash CT scanner is the most advanced scanner available in central Ohio and it’s helping archaeologists and Egyptologists learn more about her.

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Photo of a detail of the exhibit ‘Faces of Appalachia: Photographs by Albert J. Ewing,’ at the Ohio History Center in Columbus through December 29, 2013.
At the Center
May Preview

Get in touch with our state’s artistic side, see Appalachia as captured by a traveling photographer circa 1900, visit Ohio Village in the days of speakeasies and Prohibition and revisit some Eisenhower-era commercials during May events at the Ohio History Center in Columbus.

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Photo of a detail of the 1913 Fort Recovery Monument.
Dedicated in 1913
Fort Recovery Monument
Marks 100 Years

The largest tomb of unknown soldiers in the U.S., the Fort Recovery Monument, has stood in Monument Park in Fort Recovery, Ohio, for more than a century.

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Graphic reading “The Building Doctor.”
The Building Doctor
Water:
An Old Building's
Worst Enemy

Water—whether it’s liquid, vapor or ice—is your old building’s worst enemy.

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Photo of a pierced tin lantern with a candle inside. Attend the Spring Lantern Tour at Schoenbrunn Village in New Philadelphia Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Featured Events
MISSION IMPROBABLE

Think missions are in the southwest or California? Think again. On May 18, explore an 18th-century Moravian mission by lantern light, right here in Ohio -- one of many great opportunities to connect with the past at Ohio History Connection sites and related venues in coming weeks!

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