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March 12, 2024

Oral History Project – 1974 Tornadoes

Community scanning day for photographs and documents related to the 1974 Tornadoes.

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March 11, 2024

Historic Zoar Village–Where Separatists Came Together

Spend a day exploring the historic buildings and beautiful gardens of a former utopian settlement. By Jill Sell Tidy little bird’s nests decorate the doorways of buildings in Historic Zoar Village. The birds sense safety, even if many of the former residences, schools and businesses are now viewed by many enthusiastic tourists. The 200 Zoarites […]

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February 13, 2024

Fort Laurens Musket Ball Concentration: Evidence of a fight or fiasco?

Fort Laurens Musket Ball Concentration: Evidence of a fight or fiasco?   In 2004, Ohio History Connection (OHC) archaeologists and dedicated volunteers moved 50,000 pounds of dirt during an excavation of a musket ball concentration at Ohio’s only Revolutionary War period fort site, Fort Laurens State Memorial in Bolivar, OH. The concentration was discovered through […]

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November 13, 2023

Road Trippin with Truda: Harding Presidential Sites

Join me as I visit the sites in the Ohio History Connection network! This month's road trip took me to the Warren G. Harding Presidential Sites in Marion. I’ve actually been to the Warren G. Harding Presidential Sites several times over the years, but I always learn something new. The Harding Presidential Sites is comprised […]

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September 18, 2023

Zerubabel, Cemeteries and Ancient Inscriptions

  What do ‘Zerubabel, Cemeteries and Ancient Inscriptions’ have in common? They’re all intriguing presentations you can see at Archaeology Day (10am-4pm) at the Ohio History Connection on September 30th! Here’s the line up: 1:00 pm – Seeing Ohio’s Rock Art: Virtual reality approaches to Inscription Rock on Kelleys Island Dr. John Soderberg, Anthropology Department […]

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August 19, 2023

Road Trippin’ with Truda: Fort Meigs

I had done some light research before I visited Fort Meigs, but I was completely unprepared for its immense size. I knew the fort covered 10 acres; however my brain didn’t comprehend what that meant until I saw it in person. And once I learned that the original fort and its seven blockhouses were built […]

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July 26, 2023

Engaging Kids at Museums & Historic Sites

Taking young children to a museum or historical site can be a wonderful way to combine family time and learning time. Our experts gave us a few strategies that parents and caregivers can use to engage kids during their visit.

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July 10, 2023

25 Tons of Heavy Metal: Preserving the History of Printing

Discover how two men from Ohio shaped the the history of printing and learn about the grassroots effort to preserve a remarkable collection of equipment used to cast metal type.

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July 7, 2023

Road Trippin’ with Truda: Wahkeena Nature Preserve

Join me as I visit the sites in the Ohio History Connection network! This month's road trip took me to Wahkeena Nature Preserve in Sugar Grove. Wahkeena Nature Preserve is a beautiful place to discover Ohio’s natural history and biodiversity. The 150-acre preserve is home to more than 100 bird species, 12 orchid species, 32 […]

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June 1, 2023

Road Trippin with Truda: Adena Mansion & Logan Elm

Home » Archive by category "Historic Sites" Join me as I visit the sites in the Ohio History Connection network! This month's road trip took me to Adena Mansion & Gardens in Chillicothe. Whether you’re an Ohio history buff, an architecture fan or just love to explore beautiful homes, you’ll find something to love at […]