September 5, 2023

Yes! There will be America 250-Ohio painted barns!

We have our first America 250-Ohio barn on U.S. Route 250! Learn more about how it came to be.

July 4, 2023

Fourth of July Reflection: “This is Ohio’s Time”

By Doug Preisse and Michael B. Coleman, Co-Chairs of the America 250-Ohio Commission The July 4th holiday conjures up images of fireworks and backyard barbecues. It should also remind us of our nation’s history, the Declaration of Independence and our commitment to uphold this experiment in American democracy. Although Ohio was not one of the original […]

May 19, 2023

The Ohio Bald Eagle Recovery: A Success Story

By the Ohio Department of Natural Resources When the United States celebrated its bicentennial in 1976, the America bald eagle–the best-known symbol of America–was disappearing from the American landscape. Hardly any could be found in Ohio or elsewhere. But as we prepare for the nation’s 250th anniversary in 2026, the resurgence of this iconic symbol […]

March 22, 2023

Engaging Students in America 250-Ohio

There is so much more to discover about Ohio history. America 250-Ohio provides an excellent opportunity to provide supplemental content for Ohio history.

February 10, 2023

Celebrating Ohio’s Jazz Icons during Black History Month

By Jack Marchbanks Ohio is well known as the home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, located in Cleveland. Buckeye State-born recording artists such as Bobby Womack, the Isley Brothers, the Ohio Players, Rick Derringer, Johnny Paycheck, Vince Gill, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, have topped […]

November 30, 2022

A Reflection on Native American Influences on Ohio

By Alex Wesaw, PhD; Director of the American Indian Relations Division of the Ohio History Connection Bozho, Alex Wesaw nde zhnëkas. Pokégnek Bodwéwadmi ndaw. Hello, I am Alex Wesaw. I am enrolled with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. This is how we introduce ourselves in the Potawatomi language. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians […]

November 11, 2022

Veterans and Families are Supported in Ohio

By Pete LuPiba US Navy and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran With this week’s observation of Veteran’s Day, it is important to reflect on the contributions – and the sacrifices of our military veterans and their families. A New England pastor by the name of Manasseh Cutler and a group of American Revolutionary War veterans were […]

November 1, 2022

An Obvious Connection? U.S. Route 250 and America 250-Ohio

By Todd Kleismit America 250-Ohio executive director The nation’s upcoming 250th anniversary lends itself to countless opportunities to express the ways that Ohio and Ohioans are in many ways central to the broader story of America. Transportation has always been a critical factor in Ohio, its history, and its future. Norwalk: During the American Revolution, […]