May 22, 2023

Meet Daniel Willis, the new Audiovisual Archivist

Daniel grew up near Dayton, Ohio. He loved visiting museums as a child and developed a love for history. He attended Miami University and graduated with a degree in history. While in school, Daniel discovered an interest in paper manufacturing and pursued a minor in paper science. His love of both history and paper led […]

May 5, 2023

One Designer Coat with Multiple Stories

A coat recently rediscovered in collections tells the story of who designed it, who sold it and who wore it, each story more compelling than the last.

April 17, 2023

Oral Histories of LGBTQ+ Ohioans: A Place for Us

By Matthew Belak. LGBTQ+ Ohioans share their stories as part of Ohio History Connection's GOHI Project.

April 4, 2023

Off the Shelf: Mary Hartwell Catherwood

Mary Hartwell Catherwood rose from humble beginnings to publish poetry and stories depicting Midwestern small town life featuring determined young women.

March 2, 2023

“To the Electors of Washington County”

By Matthew Benz, Manuscripts Curator The Statehood Day celebration held at the Ohio Statehouse on March 2 was a chance for the Ohio History Connection to highlight items documenting the history of the Buckeye State. Among them was this pre-statehood letter written to the “electors” of Washington County. Dated May 23, 1802, the unknown writer […]

February 21, 2023

Two Gravestones Out of Place: Part 1 of 2 The Emma Kearnes Stone

This is a story of two gravestones that somehow made their way out of their cemeteries and into the hands of the Ohio History Connection

February 10, 2023

Warren G. Harding and the Lowell Coal Crisis

By David McDevitt, Harding Project Archivist When the northeastern United States experienced record-breaking cold weather this month, it reminded us of similar conditions from a century ago. In February 1923, as temperatures in Lowell, Massachusetts bottomed out at -18°F, the nation was still recovering from a coal miners’ strike; coal supplies were low and Americans […]

January 23, 2023

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue: Humorous Valentines from Ethel Kennedy to John Glenn

Whimsical Valentines from the John and Annie Glenn Collection reveal more about their personal lives--and sense of humor.

November 22, 2022

Meet Ben Baughman our Newest History Curator

Meet Ben Baughman, newest History Curator at the Ohio History Connection, and learn about his connection to the General and Andrew's Raiders.

November 7, 2022

Those are for company!

Dishes from the Green family in Logan County, Ohio, showcase the difference between everyday dishes and dishes reserved for company.