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.
Family Days at the Johnston Farm
Visit the Johnston Farm for a special day of games and activities enjoyed in days past by families like yours.
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 […]
Second Saturdays R 4 Kids June 2022
Enjoy an interactive, educational program for kids in kindergarten through third grade.
Dunbar Literary Circle, at the Dunbar House June 2022
A Dunbar 150 Celebration program
Harriet’s Birthday Party
Join us for an outdoor community celebration of Harriet's Birthday!
Spiegel Grove Squires home game June 12, 2022
1 p.m. vs. local celebrities on the lawn behind the Hayes Home. Admission is free. The Spiegel Grove Squires are the vintage base ball team at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. The Squires bring to life base ball in the 1860s, when the sport – spelled with two words at the time – became […]
Verandah Concert featuring the Fostoria Community Band
Enjoy a free outdoor concert at the home of President Rutherford B. Hayes.
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.
Microphones and Radios: How the Public Heard President Harding
As the first president to speak on the radio, Warren G. Harding introduced Americans to the idea of being able to hear their leaders.
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.