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February 28, 2014
Photo showing some of the items from Dayton History’s William Preston / Marvin Christian Photograph and Negative Collection in the acidic files in which they’re stored. A grant from Ohio’s History Fund will enable the collection of early 20th-century photos and negatives to be properly preserved, digitized and made available for use.
Your Tax Return Can Make History
History Fund Grants Awarded

Ten history- and preservation-related organizations in Ohio have been awarded grants totaling $110,000 from Ohio’s History Fund. The grants, awarded on a competitive basis, were announced during the annual Statehood Day luncheon at the Statehouse in downtown Columbus on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.

The History Fund grants are made possible by voluntary contributions from Ohioans who opt to donate a portion of their state income tax refund to the Ohio History Connection for use in the grants program. The History Fund had $110,000 to grant in 2014. The Ohio History Connection received 64 applications requesting a total of $788,000 in grant funding this year, underscoring the importance of the grant program to local history- and preservation-related organizations throughout Ohio. Recipients of the 2014 History Fund grants are:

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Detail of a birth and baptism fraktur listing the dates, parents and sponsors of Philip Henry Axline and his wife Katherine, both born in 1780s and baptized in Loudon County, Virginia.
Family History
German American
Genealogy Workshop Is March 15
Are you among the many Ohioans who trace their roots to Germany and German ancestors? Join us at the Ohio History Center in Columbus on Saturday, March 15, 2014, for How to Overcome Brick Wall Problems in German American Research, a special genealogy workshop facilitated by experienced researcher and nationally-known speaker Dr. Michael Lacopo. More...
Photo of a detail of the cover of a 1940s promotional publication about Lustron porcelain-enameled steel houses. See a real full-size Lustron house in the exhibit “1950s: Building the American Dream” at the Ohio History Center in Columbus.
At the Center
Time Marches On
Good news, though — there’s still time to catch the special exhibit Transformation before it ends March 30. Enjoy Transformation and more great exhibits like 1950s: Building the American Dream plus special weekend activities every Saturday and Sunday in March at the Ohio History Center. More...
Photo of deer and wild turkeys in the exhibit “The Nature of Ohio” at the Ohio History Center in Columbus.
On Exhibit
All Natural
Did you know that the Ohio History Center is a natural history museum, too? In our big permanent exhibit, The Nature of Ohio, you can learn about the plants, wildlife and other natural features that make Ohio Ohio, and how they’ve changed over time. More...
Photo of Elizabeth B. Harvey. Courtesy Ohio History Central and Mary L. Cook Public Library.
Who Is She?
Women of the Years

March is Women’s History Month. Can you identify these accomplished Ohio women of the past two centuries by their achievements?

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Featured Events
Next Stop, Spring
Check out Cleveland's rail and transit history, get together with local historians in your vicinity, meet our old-building experts, celebrate the anniversary of Ohio statehood or explore your crafty side, all at Ohio History Connection sites and related venues in coming weeks. More...