Hooray for Summer!

Hooray for Summer!

By: Hannah Brevoort

Summer is finally here! What are your summer plans? We’re excited to be outside in the sunshine, have fun with friends and go to cultural events! And what better way to get excited than by looking at photos of Ohioans in years past doing those same things! Thanks to our very own digital collections on Ohio Memory, we can do just that. Let’s check out some historical summer fun!

Hiram College students performing aboard the showboat Majestic circa summer 1948. The Majestic operated on the Ohio River and its tributaries from 1923 to 1964.

Party celebrating the end of Wood County District Public Library’s Summer Reading program, circa 1988.

Sallie Stem and Esther Clarkson Russell Cooke playing croquet on Gibraltar Island in Ottawa County in the summer of 1886.

Candid photo of a young woman in summer clothes, circa 1950-1959, from the Allfree Family Collection.

Sailboats on Buckeye Lake circa 1960s or 1970s.

Crowds at the All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron circa 1945-1960.

Postcard image of the swimming pool at Indianola Park in Columbus circa 1908. Indianola Park was an amusement park at N. 4th Street and E. 19th Ave. (very close to where our Ohio History Center museum is now) that operated from 1905 to 1937.

Summer cabins in the Sandusky Bay area in the 1930s or 1940s.

People riding the “Corkscrew” roller coaster at Cedar Point circa 1970s.

Ohio Memory is a great resource for teachers year-round because it lets you and your students experience history through the eyes of real people. Studying Ohio’s presidential heritage? Use Ohio Memory to study photographs, newspaper articles and more about our presidents. How about the rich history and impact of American Indians in Ohio? Yep, Ohio Memory has got that too! Whenever you’re teaching Ohio history, check Ohio Memory for extra resources to enhance your lesson plans.

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Posted June 2, 2017
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