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January 18, 2024

Yours Respectfully, Miss Elvira Johnson

By Wendy Korwin, Archives Services Manager Within large archival collections, certain names and voices stand out. From 2021-2023, archivists at the Ohio History Connection worked to catalog President Warren G. Harding’s papers and photographs. During this project, we identified thousands of correspondents (another blog post explores some of Harding's early letters). There were close, distant […]

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October 12, 2023

Call for Participants: Marking Diverse Ohio Community of Practice (CoP)

The Gay Ohio History Initiative (GOHI) at the Ohio History Connection is recruiting members for our upcoming Community of Practice (CoP)!

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October 3, 2023

The Ohio Origins of National Coming Out Day (October 11th)

Did you know one of the founders of National Coming Out Day (October 11th) is an Ohioan? Read her story and about the origins of NCOD!

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September 18, 2023

Ohio History Connection Member Donut Shop Recommendations

Doughnuts are a delicious addition to any road trip, donut you agree? We asked our members to recommend hometown doughnut shops that they like a hole lot and they provided some a-glazing options. So, don’t be jelly! Take a road trip and get some of these a-dough-rable treats. Donut Land, 1321 Pearl Rd, Brunswick Kennedy’s […]

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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 […]

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September 8, 2023

Road Trippin’ with Truda: National Road & Zane Grey Museum and the John & Annie Glenn Museum

Join me as I visit the sites in the Ohio History Connection network! This month's road trip took me to the National Road & Zane Grey Museum in Norwich and the John & Annie Glenn Museum in New Concord. Muskingum County is home to two Ohio History Connection sites which are just perfect for a […]

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August 26, 2023

Ohio History Connection Member Ice Cream Shop Recommendations

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Ice cream is a delicious addition to any road trip and Ohio is waffle-y full of great places to get frozen treats. We asked our members to give us the scoop on their flavorite hometown ice cream shops. So, let’s get to the pint. Here […]

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June 1, 2023

Road Trippin with Truda: Adena Mansion & Logan Elm

Home » Archive by category "Uncategorized" 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 Adena […]

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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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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 […]