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Natural History’s “Green” collections
In honor of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday we delved into our Natural History collections to showcase five of our green specimens and tell their stories!
Road Trippin’ with Truda: Cedar Bog Nature Preserve
By Truda Shinker, Ohio History Connection Membership Manager Join me as I visit the sites in the Ohio History Connection network! This month's road trip took me to Cedar Bog Nature Preserve in Urbana. To quote my husband, “This place feels really significant.” And I couldn’t agree more. After a walk through Cedar Bog Nature […]
14 Kid Friendly Sites to Visit During Your Spring Break Staycation
By Truda Shinker, Ohio History Connection Membership Manager Looking for ways to keep the kids busy during your spring break staycation? With an Ohio History Connection membership, you can have a different adventure every day of your spring break! I’ve compiled some of my favorite kid friendly sites below. I always advise that you contact […]
“To the Electors of Washington County”
By Matthew Benz, Manuscripts Curator The Statehood Day celebration held at the Ohio Statehouse on March 2 was a chance for the Ohio History Connection to highlight items documenting the history of the Buckeye State. Among them was this pre-statehood letter written to the “electors” of Washington County. Dated May 23, 1802, the unknown writer […]
Newark Earthworks Open House, April 16-17, 2023
Explore this remnant of a 2,000 year-old complex that is the largest set of geometric earthworks ever known. During the Newark Earthworks Open House, visitors are invited to explore and experience fully all three segments of these ancient, expansive earthworks built masterfully by American Indians. The site will be open daylight to dusk, with staff […]
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 […]