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Through the Eyes of a Child
By Linda Pansing, Curator of Archaeology This holiday season we thought you’d enjoy hearing about an encounter we had with a 7 year old who recently visited the museum in Columbus during a special event. She came by our table filled with stone pestles, pieces of pottery, bone tools, granite celts and chert projectile points; […]
Ohio Supreme Court upholds lower court decisions for Ohio History Connection to acquire Octagon Earthworks lease
We are pleased to announce the Ohio History Connection can proceed with its efforts to acquire the Octagon Earthworks lease from Moundbuilders Country Club in Newark and provide full public access to the site.
“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 […]
A Reflection on Native American Influences on Ohio
By Alex Wesaw, PhD; Director of the American Indian Relations Division of the Ohio History Connection Bozho, Alex Wesaw nde zhnëkas. Pokégnek Bodwéwadmi ndaw. Hello, I am Alex Wesaw. I am enrolled with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. This is how we introduce ourselves in the Potawatomi language. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians […]
Meet Ben Baughman our Newest History Curator
Meet Ben Baughman, newest History Curator at the Ohio History Connection, and learn about his connection to the General and Andrew's Raiders.
Veterans and Families are Supported in Ohio
By Pete LuPiba US Navy and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran With this week’s observation of Veteran’s Day, it is important to reflect on the contributions – and the sacrifices of our military veterans and their families. A New England pastor by the name of Manasseh Cutler and a group of American Revolutionary War veterans were […]