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; […]

December 7, 2022

Ohio’s World Heritage

Included with general museum admission. This program is part of COSI’s Science Festival community programming. Did you know that Ohio is now home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Join Brad Lepper, Senior Archeologist for the Ohio History Connection, as he shares the history of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks and the process of earning World […]

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 […]

July 14, 2022

Ohio Archaeology Day

This event is included with admission. Dig into history with Ohio History Connection’s annual Archaeology Day! Explore Ohio’s past with archaeologists from across the state. Learn what it takes to be an archaeologist, participate in a mock dig on site and hear from experts in the field. Activities will include presentations, partner booths, pottery making, […]

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?