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 […]

February 20, 2023

The Deep Woods Insect Collection

By David Dyer, Natural History Curator When we were first contacted about the possible donation of a Deep Woods collection I was immediately intrigued. As a hiker who seeks out trail-less wilderness areas around the country, the concept of “deep woods” is never far from my thoughts (and no, not the insect repellant!). As I […]

December 2, 2022

“My, What Big Teeth You Have!” A Guide to Large Mammal Teeth Found in Ohio

By David Dyer, Natural History Curator INTRODUCTION Every year Ohioans find teeth from a variety of large mammal species. These generally wash out of the banks of streams or rivers, are uncovered when excavating for a pond or drainage tiles, or occasionally are found on the surface of the ground. Enamel is a very hard […]

August 23, 2022

Peering Back In Time – 19th Century Microscope Slides of William Sullivant

An unassuming dark wooden cabinet on the shelves in the collections revealed beautiful 19th century microscope slides from William Sullivant.

July 16, 2022

Newark Earthworks Remnants Walking Tour, July 23, 2022

Join a guided walking tour of portions of the Newark Earthworks on Saturday, July 23 from 9 am to Noon. It will start and end at the Great Circle Museum (455 Hebron Rd., Heath, OH) and will cover about three miles of mostly level terrain on public sidewalks. Walking shoes and a water bottle are […]

July 15, 2022

Newark Earthworks Open House, July 25, 2022

During the Newark Earthworks Open House, visitors are invited to explore and fully experience all three segments of these ancient, expansive earthworks built masterfully by American Indians.  The site will be open daylight to dusk, with staff on site to answer questions from Noon–4 p.m. There is no registration or reservations needed for tours. Octagon […]

May 23, 2022

Microphones and Radios: How the Public Heard President Harding

As the first president to speak on the radio, Warren G. Harding introduced Americans to the idea of being able to hear their leaders.

May 13, 2022

Significant Grant Family Photographs in the Ohio History Connection Collections

Significant Grant family photographs in the collections of the Ohio History Connection illustrate the life of Civil War General and U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant.