October 10, 2023

Governor DeWine Appoints Welling as Ohio’s State Historic Preservation Officer

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine today announced the appointment of Diana Welling as Ohio’s State Historic Preservation Officer. “I am pleased to appoint Diana Welling as Ohio’s State Historic Preservation Officer,” said Governor DeWine. “Ohio has so many treasured historic places – including the recent designation of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks as a UNESCO […]

September 19, 2023

Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks Inscribed as Ohio’s First UNESCO World Heritage Site

On Sept. 19, the 21 countries on the UNESCO World Heritage Committee issued their decision to inscribe Ohio’s Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks as the United States’ 25th addition to the World Heritage List. The Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, which include five locations managed by the National Park Service and three managed by the Ohio History Connection, were […]

September 13, 2023

Decision on Ohio’s First World Heritage Site Coming Soon

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Eight of Ohio’s prehistoric monumental earthworks built 2,000 years ago by Native Americans are poised to become Ohio’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site next week. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee is meeting Sept. 10-25 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A decision to inscribe the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks as a World Heritage Site is […]

August 24, 2023

Information regarding a recent data breach at the Ohio History Connection

Please note: Notification letters were mailed on August 23 to all individuals who were impacted by this data breach. What happened? In early July, cybercriminals executed a ransomware attack upon internal data servers at OHC, effectively encrypting and holding our data hostage. The group also demanded that OHC pay a ransom in the millions of […]

May 5, 2023

Ohio History Center and Ohio Village added to National Register of Historic Places

The Ohio History Connection’s Ohio History Center and Ohio Village are among the most recent properties added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 5.

March 2, 2023

Ohio History Fund Grant Recipients Announced at Statehood Day Event, March 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio History Connection is pleased to announce 12 Ohio History Fund grants have been awarded to local history organizations.   Now in its 11th year, the Ohio History Fund is a competitive matching grants program that is one of six "tax check-off" funds found on Ohio's income-tax return forms. It is […]

January 18, 2023

Preservation of Warren G. Harding’s Archival Records Continues

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio History Connection manuscript archivists at the Ohio History Center are making progress on an extensive project to make the Warren G. Harding collections stored at the museum more visible, accessible and usable for those interested in researching the 29th President of the United States. The work began in summer 2021 in […]

December 21, 2022

Kevin Boehner Joins Ohio History Connection as Director of Government Relations

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kevin Boehner has been named the new Director of Government Relations for the Ohio History Connection. Boehner joined the organization, which functions as the state’s nonprofit history partner, on Dec. 5. “We are excited to have Kevin join the team at the Ohio History Connection,” said Executive Director and CEO Megan Wood. […]

December 7, 2022

Ohio Supreme Court upholds lower court decisions for Ohio History Connection to acquire Octagon Earthworks lease

We are pleased to announce the Ohio History Connection can proceed with its efforts to acquire the Octagon Earthworks lease from Moundbuilders Country Club in Newark and provide full public access to the site.

October 10, 2022

Search for Director of State Historic Preservation

The Ohio History Connection seeks an accomplished Director, State Historic Preservation to oversee the responsibilities and operations of the Ohio Historic Preservation Office (a division of the Ohio History Connection) and serve as the State Historic Preservation Officer. To learn more about the position and apply click below.