April 25, 2023

Road Trippin’ with Truda: Second Friday Tour of Serpent Mound

Join me as I visit the sites in the Ohio History Connection network! This month's road trip took me to Serpent Mound in Peebles. Serpent Mound is an internationally known National Historic Landmark built by the ancient American Indian cultures of Ohio. It’s the world’s largest effigy mound and represents a snake with a curled […]

March 24, 2023

From Santa Fe to Columbus: Pueblo Figurative Pottery in the Ethnographic Collection

On the (Rail)Road In the Autumn of 1880, President Rutherford B. Hayes embarked upon his Great Western Tour. Though being well-traveled throughout his presidency and known to make appearances across the country, this particular itinerary reached the Pacific Ocean and would mark the furthest west any sitting president had ever traveled. Beginning in Canton, Ohio, […]

December 9, 2022

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; […]

November 10, 2022

Curator Talk: Ohio Shipwrecks: What’s in Your Backyard?

Included with museum admission. From Lake Erie, to canals, to rivers, Ohio’s maritime history is rich and ancient. This presentation will highlight the stories of several shipwrecks; their ‘lives’, ‘deaths’ and discoveries. How many shipwrecks are in Ohio? Come and Find out! Speaker for this program: Linda Pansing is Curator of Archeology for the Ohio […]

August 5, 2022

Open Doors: Above and Beneath Flint Ridge’s Quarries

Flint Ridge’s park covers 525 acres, but it is only one portion of a geological ridge that runs about 8×3 miles in its dimensions. Adjacent to the park is property owned and quarried by a master flint knapper. Join park personnel for a special tour that explores both Flint Ridge’s Quarry Trail and the pits […]

July 14, 2022

Ohio Archaeology Day, 2023

This event is included with admission; advanced ticketing purchase is available and recommended. Dig into history with Ohio History Connection’s annual Archeology Day! Explore Ohio’s past with archeologists from across the state. Learn what it takes to be an archeologist, participate in a mock dig on site, and hear from experts in the field. Activities […]

April 27, 2022

Ask a Curator: Natural History and Archaeology Object Identification Event

Join our curatorial team as we help our visitors to determine what it is they think they have in their own personal collection.

October 8, 2021

Announcing Changes to Collections Access and Curator Services, effective November 1, 2021

Ohio History Connection is excited to announce that we are building a new museum collections storage facility!

June 7, 2021

Ohio’s Serpent Mound- An American Indian Story Written in the Earth

Messages from Ohio’s indigenous past are everywhere. Serpent Mound, located in Adams County, Ohio, is the most widely recognized effigy mound in the world.

May 25, 2021

​Archaeologists love trash! Why?