February 6, 2018

Stories From the Past- Literally

In the fall of 1937, Betty Eicher was enrolled at Ohio State University in a course called English 507. Betty was doing a lot of creative writing. Check out one of her stories!

July 1, 2017

Marking Ohio’s LGBT History

Becki Trivison, Local History Coordinator Ohio History Connection During the month of June we are reminded of the importance of LGBT history and culture and we are actively engaged in it all month long. But what happens after June when the Pride celebrations are over? Of course there is LGBT history month every October but how […]

June 1, 2017

Historic Reflections: A Conversation with Lori Gum of Stonewall Columbus

Anthony Gibbs Local History Manager, Ohio History Connection   Rare is the evidence of Columbus, Ohio’s first Pride March. Stories are told of protestors wearing paper bags over their heads as speakers called from a makeshift stage and a P.A. system ran through an old van. Last year, we celebrated 35 years of Pride as […]

May 1, 2017

The David Zimmer Collection

Eric Feingold, History Curator Ohio History Connection At the Ohio History Center, visitors can see everything from American Indian artifacts to a Lustron home. Now, they can also find a display of materials related to an early LGBTQ activist and drag performer from Central Ohio. In 2016, we received a number of objects, photographs, and […]

April 21, 2017

New Acquisitions: Bowling, Biking, and a March on Washington

Checkout some great items from one of our newest additions to the GOHI collection!

April 1, 2017

Collecting and Sharing Ohio’s LGBTQ History

Eric Feingold, History Curator Ohio History Connection In the February Gay Ohio History Initiative (GOHI) column, you read about GOHI’s roots and the ways in which it can serve local communities. Last month’s column previewed an upcoming discussion at the Ohio History Center with Dr. Karen McClintock, author of My Father’s Closet. This month, we want […]

March 1, 2017

An Evening with Dr. Karen McClintock and My Father’s Closet

Ben Anthony, Community Engagement Coordinator Ohio History Connection The McClintock family appeared the same as many Midwestern, post-World War II booming suburban families. Dad was a veteran with a job at The Ohio State University. They had a little brick house at the end of a quiet street and Mom worked at the local library […]

February 1, 2017

GOHI: A Re-Introduction

Ben Anthony, Community Engagement Coordinator Ohio History Connection In 2006, Outlook Media and The Ohio History Connection (formerly The Ohio Historical Society) created the Gay Ohio History Initiative or GOHI. This partnership was one of the first of its kind and was created to collect, preserve, and share the contributions of the LGBTQ community to […]