Ohio’s story isn’t just any story, it’s your story. Preserving, sharing, and bringing those stories to life is what we do.

Our History

The Ohio History Connection, formerly the Ohio Historical Society, is a statewide history organization with the mission to spark discovery of Ohio’s stories. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered in 1885, the Ohio History Connection carries out history services for Ohio and its citizens focused on preserving and sharing the state’s history. This includes housing the state historic preservation office, the official state archives, local history office and managing more than 50 sites and museums across Ohio. The Ohio History Connection works closely with local, national and international partners to advance Ohio history. For more information on programs and events, visit our events calendar.

2021 – 2031 Strategic Plan

Ohio History Connection is finalizing our 10-year strategic plan. Sustainability, equity and relationship-building are the guiding concepts for the Ohio History Connection in the years ahead and will inform the services we provide to Ohioans whether internally or externally-focused. These priorities meet the needs of this moment and will help us emerge from the current economic downturn to achieve our desired impact and objectives.

Leadership

Burt Logan, Executive Director & CEO
614.297.2350

Jen Aultman, Director, Historic Sites & Museums
614.297.2346

Jen Cassidy, Director, Ohio History Center & Ohio Village
614.297.2501

Jerry Dannemiller, Chief Marketing Officer
614.297.2312

Stephen George, Senior Advisor to the CEO
614.297.2361

Todd Kleismit, Director, Community & Government Relations
614.297.2355

Stacia Kuceyeski, Director, Outreach
614.297.2574

Jillian Ramage, Director, Information Systems
614.297.2578

Ann Ruege, Chief Development Officer
614.297.2342

Amanda Schraner Terrell, Director, State Historic Preservation Office
614.298.2000

Fred Smith, Director, Facilities Management

614.297.2446

Jeff Ward, Chief Financial Officer
614.297.2401

Charles Wash, Director, National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center
614.297.2121

Alex Wesaw, Director, American Indian Relations
614.297.2545

Megan Wood, Director, Cultural Resources
614.297.2576

Elizabeth Woods, Director of Archives & Libraries

614.297.2548

 

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Neil Thompson, Manager, Media & Public Relations 614.297.2330 [email protected]

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Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Ohio History Connection is committed to providing our visitors, volunteers and staff an environment free from intimidation, harassment, and discrimination with respect to admission and access to our sites, programs and activities. The Ohio History Connection does not permit harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or partnership status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law. The Ohio History Connection is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based on these grounds.

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