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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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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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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 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 » Historic Sites » Archive by category "OHC Site" 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 […]

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April 28, 2023

Get Ready for the 1890s

One of my favorite things about history is discovering how people in the past solved the everyday problems we all face with the resources available to them. What to eat, how to keep your house warm, how to communicate over a long distance and how to dress are just a few of the issues we […]

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April 25, 2023

Road Trippin’ with Truda: Second Friday Tour of Serpent Mound

Join me as I visit the sites in the Ohio History Connection network! This month's road trip took me to Serpent Mound in Peebles. Serpent Mound is an internationally known National Historic Landmark built by the ancient American Indian cultures of Ohio. It’s the world’s largest effigy mound and represents a snake with a curled […]

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April 18, 2023

Five Sites to Visit on a Rainy Day

April showers bring May flowers. But they also create long hours stuck inside the house. Never fear! We have plenty of indoor activities that are sure to keep you and your family entertained. You might even learn a thing or two! With an Ohio History Connection membership, you’ll get free general admission for everyone covered […]

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April 12, 2023

Donor Spotlight- Jay Jackson

The photos above, taken decades apart, illustrate the dedication and passion that John "Jay" Jackson has held over the years for earthworks sites throughout Ohio. His interest began at an early age, fostered by his father, who taught him the meaning behind the sites and instilled the respect and awe that Jackson retains for them […]