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January 10, 2014
Your Tax Return Can Make History
Grandma Gatewood Gets Her Film With Help From Ohio’s History Fund

In 1955, 67-year-old Emma “Grandma” Gatewood hiked the 2,168-mile Appalachian Trail — the first woman ever to hike the entire trail solo.

A native of Gallipolis, Ohio, Gatewood had lived through the Depression and raised 11 children in an abusive marriage. Years after she’d divorced her husband and her children were grown, Gatewood read a story about the Appalachian Trail in National Geographic that noted that only five men had hiked the entire trail by themselves, and that no woman had. It spurred her to grab her sneakers and strike out for the trail.

Historic Preservation
Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit: A Powerful Incentive

Thirty-one historic buildings in 10 communities will get new leases on life with assistance of the recently announced 11th round of Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits. They include landmarks such as downtown Cleveland’s former May Co. department store, the former Hoover Co. plant in North Canton, the 1918 Citizens Bank Building in downtown Columbus, and buildings in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine Historic District including the 1908 Hamilton County Memorial Hall.

Designed to foster reinvestment in historic properties throughout the state, the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit program was introduced in 2007 and is jointly administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency and the State Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio History Connection.

At the Center
We’ve Got the Cure

Cabin fever? We have the cure! Enjoy great exhibits like 1950s: Building the American Dream and Transformation plus special weekend programs and activities for the whole family every Saturday and Sunday in January and February at the (warm, indoor) Ohio History Center museum in Columbus. 

Family History
New Season of Genealogy Workshops Begins

Are you addicted to Genealogy Roadshow? Have a family-history mystery you’d like to solve?

Winter’s a perfect time to get started and we can help.

Exhibit Extended
New Faces

Faces of Appalachia, an exhibit featuring the work of traveling Ohio photographer Albert J. Ewing (1870–1934), went on display at the Ohio History Center in 2013. Recently extended through June 1, the exhibit now features a fresh selection of Ewing’s glass-plate negatives. Taken between 1896 and 1912, they are being exhibited for the first time ever.

Featured Events
Weather or Not

Love to get outdoors in winter? Prefer to hole up indoors until spring? Find options for either approach to winter at Ohio History Connection sites and related venues in coming weeks.