From our earliest history, we gather and tell stories. It’s through these stories that we connect. We connect to each other. We connect to shared beliefs and values. We connect to generations past as every tale is preserved and retold.
At Ohio History Connection, we don’t just tell the stories, we bring them to life. To your life.
Through preserving and sharing stories, we provide a way for people to connect meaningfully with Ohio's past—the places and people who came before us—through historic sites and museums, preservation, interactive exhibits and events, and dynamic resources and research. This experience develops a deep sense of both individual and community identity connecting us to one another then, now, and forever.
Not Your Grandmother’s Black History Lecture Series “Who needs Black History Month?” (WEBINAR)
Is Black History Month still necessary? Relevant, even? Join us on Thurs., Feb 9 at 7 p.m. for this free thought-provoking Black History Month Zoom webinar. The discussion will compel a reconsideration of the historical experiences and contemporary legacies associated with being Black in America. Presented by Dr. Holly Y. McGee, Associate Professor, Department of […]
Mingle at the Mansion
Calling all spouses, partners, family, friends and lovers! This special Sweetheart Edition of Mingle at the Mansion is celebrating love in all its forms. Spend a cozy evening at the Shaker Historical Society enjoying live music, champagne, chocolates from Sweet Bean Candies, chocolate covered strawberries, and a Shaker-inspired valentine craft. Friday, February 10, 7-8:30pm will […]
Shaker Story Time
Escape the winter cold and join the Shaker Historical Society for a story time in our galleries! Parents can warm up with a cup of hot cocoa while their children work on their counting and listen to “A Shaker’s Dozen.” After the story, children and their caregivers will venture through the museum on a Shaker […]
Play “Looking Over the President’s Shoulder”
Tyrek Hyde will perform this one-man show about Alonzo Fields, who served as a White House chief butler for four U.S. presidents: Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower. Famous guests through the years included Winston Churchill, Marian Anderson, Errol Flynn and the king and queen of England. As Fields says in the […]
Free Online Black History Plays presented by The Children’s Theater of Cincinnati
Wed., Feb. 15 thru Fri., Feb. 17 Pre-registration required by Tues., Feb. 14, 2023 Registration Instructions: Parents, schools or teachers can pre-register for the 50-minute performance by 3 pm, Tues. Feb 14, 2023. You pick the play and the date and time of your viewing based on your class schedule. After receiving your registration request, […]
MEMBER VIP: Neil Armstrong and the Learjet Longhorn
Join us as Greg Brown, historian and collections coordinator at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the Learjet Longhorn aircraft on display at AASM. The first production aircraft to be equipped with “winglets,” the Learjet Longhorn was flown by Neil Armstrong in 1979 when he set five aviation records. […]
Letters to My Father Exhibit Opening
Do you ever wonder what people who have passed on would think about what is happening in the world? Would Martin Luther King Jr. come back and be happy about the progress we have made? Letters to My Father takes a look at how some people in the local community have been impacted by the […]
The Tea Room
From Mentorship to Leadership…is a discussion between art advocate and educator, Bettye Stull and her mentee, Jessica Byrd, political strategist, Founder and Chief Doer of Three Point Strategies, LLC. Jessica worked as a gallery docent under Ms. Stull’s leadership at the King Arts Complex, while she was a student at Arts Impact Middle School. Their […]
Finding Your Roots: Explore the History of Ross County with Beverly Gray
Join local historian Beverly Gray on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 12pm for a talk about genealogy. Explore more about the history of Ross County as well as how to discover more about your family history. Admission is free and for more information please visit our website at adenamansion.com, email [email protected], or call (740)-772-1500.
Latest Blog Posts
We offer deeper perspectives across multiple categories, including Natural History, Education & Learning, History, Archaeology, Ohio's Sports and even Event Planning at the Ohio History Center. A sampling of our latest blog posts can be found below.
Tracing the Expansion of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati through Story and Picture
Four Outdoor Natural History Sites You Should Visit this Winter (+ our picks for a coffee or hot chocolate stop for after your visit!)
Get bundled up and head out to one of these Ohio History Connection sites this winter to get out of the house and get a new perspective on our state’s incredible natural history.
Roses are Red, Violets are Blue: Humorous Valentines from Ethel Kennedy to John Glenn
Whimsical Valentines from the John and Annie Glenn Collection reveal more about their personal lives--and sense of humor.
Preservation of Warren G. Harding’s Archival Records Continues
COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio History Connection manuscript archivists at the Ohio History Center are making progress on an extensive project to make the Warren G. Harding collections stored at the museum more visible, accessible and usable for those interested in researching the 29th President of the United States. The work began in summer 2021 in […]
Road Trippin’ with Truda: Dunbar House & NAAMCC
This month's road trip took Truda to the Paul Laurence Dunbar House and the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center.
Kevin Boehner Joins Ohio History Connection as Director of Government Relations
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kevin Boehner has been named the new Director of Government Relations for the Ohio History Connection. Boehner joined the organization, which functions as the state’s nonprofit history partner, on Dec. 5. “We are excited to have Kevin join the team at the Ohio History Connection,” said Executive Director and CEO Megan Wood. […]