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.
Verandah Concert featuring the Bridge County Bluegrass Band
Enjoy a free outdoor concert at the home of President Rutherford B. Hayes.
Presidential History Book Club – June
You're invited to read and discuss books about the American presidency at this free book club.
Tipple & Taste: A Collabrewtive Event
Join us as we kick off our collaboration with the Hocking College Craft Brewing program with a beer tasting and the announcement of the name of the new Ohio Village beer. This members-only, 21+ event will feature four tasting stations, food trucks, games, music, fire pits and more! Advanced registration is required. $30/Adult (Includes a […]
Independence Day Weekend
Join us as we Celebrate our nation’s independence, 1890’s style!
Art with Skip
Local Chillicothe artist Skip Hathaway will offer an art class for children of all ages. The classes will begin at Noon and will take place at the Education Center. Children of all ages are welcome to attend this event, which is offered at no cost. Art supplies will be provided and children must be accompanied […]
A workshop explaining cursive handwriting with demonstrations and hands-on lessons using quill pens and ink. Also a discussion of how ink was made by gathering natural ingredients. Workshop will be on Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 2 p.m. in the classroom at the Visitor Center. Admission is free and all children must have an adult […]
Ohio Village Muffins Vintage Base Ball Match
Sun. July 3, 2022 • 2 p.m. Ohio Village, Columbus The Ohio Village Muffins are a group of enthusiastic lovers of the game who carry on the tradition of the sport as it was played in mid-nineteenth-century America. Stop by Sun. July 3 to see the Muffins play a club match in the Ohio Village! […]
19th Century Independence Day Celebration
Join us on Sunday, July 3, at 2:00 PM, to celebrate Independence Day the way they did two centuries ago as you are transported back in time to experience the holiday like it was celebrated in the early 1800s. This event will take place at the picnic pavilion and there is no charge to attend. […]
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.
“President and Mrs. Harding Home for the Centennial”
Harding Presidential Sites Manager Sherry Hall describes Warren G. Harding's final visit to Marion, Ohio for the town's centennial on July 4-5, 1922.
Cassie Chadwick: The Female Wizard of Finance
Cassie L. Chadwick, “the World’s Greatest Woman Swindler,” was one of the most skilled con artists in Ohio history. In this blog post, Quincy Balius dives into her story.
30th Anniversary of the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor
The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor (YHCIL) opened to the public in June of 1992 as a steadfast reminder of the area’s industrial heritage.
Harding, Cox, and Ohio on the Irish War of Independence.
By David McDevitt, Harding Project Archivist. In June and July of 1920, two Ohioans were nominated as the presidential candidates of America’s two leading political parties: James Cox, governor of Ohio, for the Democrats, and Warren G. Harding, senator from Ohio, by the Republicans. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Europe was still reshaping itself following the […]
Hide and Seek: Finding Kids in the Archives
We found examples of child-created materials among the manuscripts collection at the Archives Library of the Ohio History Center.