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.
A Concert by the Bach Society of Dayton: A Tribute to Paul Laurence Dunbar
Dunbar 150 Celebration program
Learn Lace: Beginning Tatting Workshop
Enjoy an afternoon exploring fiber arts that would have been familiar to the Beecher women. Beginners welcome–bring a friend! Tatting is a knotted lace made using a shuttle or needle. Currently tatting is experiencing a period of technical and artistic innovation. It is a portable craft that uses generally inexpensive tools and material and is […]
Presidential History Book Club – May
Read and discuss books about the American presidency at this free book club.
Geology of Ohio Hopewell Artifacts – Lecture #1 Minerals
This is the first in a series of three separate lectures, each one highlighting different geologic origins and provenance of the exotic Hopewell artifacts associated with Ohio’s Middle Woodland era earthworks (including Fort Ancient). The Ohio Hopewell culture is characterized by the acquisition of exotic raw materials, and to a lesser extent, exotic objects such […]
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.
Road Trippin’ with Truda: Armstrong Air & Space Museum
Join Truda Shinker, our membership manager, as she visit the sites in the Ohio History Connection network! This month's road trip took her to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta. Armstrong Air & Space Museum's location at the intersection of I-75 and US 33 makes it an easy trip for many Ohioans. If […]
Road Trippin’ with Truda: Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
Join Truda Shinker, our membership manager, as she visits the sites in the Ohio History Connection network! This month's road trip took her to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums in Fremont. The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is located in Fremont, about halfway between Toledo and Cleveland. Coming from Columbus, […]
Floral Designs in Appliqué Red and Green Quilts
Floral designs were once common in a style of quilt called Red and Green Appliqué Quilts. Learn more about these popular quilts.
Significant Grant Family Photographs in the Ohio History Connection Collections
Significant Grant family photographs in the collections of the Ohio History Connection illustrate the life of Civil War General and U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant.
Raising the Bar: The Columbus Pacesetters
Women have played football in Ohio for decades. In 1965, women’s football teams from Akron and Cleveland began playing games across the Midwest.
Ask a Curator: Natural History and Archaeology Object Identification Event
Join our curatorial team as we help our visitors to determine what it is they think they have in their own personal collection.
How to Find a Mastodon – The Story of the Williams Mastodon
By David Dyer, Natural History Curator, with Emily George Emily George was on a mission. She had heard about the Williams mastodon while growing up, and about how her grandfather Gus George had helped excavate the skeleton in Columbus in the mid-1950s. After talking with her family about the mastodon for a school genealogy project […]