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 […]

October 28, 2022

Oral Histories of LGBTQ+ Veterans

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 […]

July 8, 2022

Treasures of Archaeology

Today, the blog is taking a different turn.  Instead of talking about all of the wonderful things we have in the collections, we’re going to focus on some true treasures; our volunteers and interns! First off is… Mary Lou DiDonato Her journey to volunteerism started in 1980 with an impromptu visit to the museum in […]

June 22, 2022

Cassie Chadwick: The Female Wizard of Finance

Cassie L. Chadwick, “the World’s Greatest Woman Swindler,” was one of the most skilled con artists in Ohio history. In this blog post, Quincy Balius dives into her story.

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 21, 2022

Road Trippin’ with Truda: Armstrong Air & Space Museum

Join Truda Shinker, our membership manager, as she visit the sites in the Ohio History Connection network! This month's road trip took her to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta. Armstrong Air & Space Museum's location at the intersection of I-75 and US 33 makes it an easy trip for many Ohioans. If […]

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.