August 29, 2020

Women’s Suffrage and Activism Collections in the Ohio History Connection Archives & Library

When researching and writing the traveling and digital exhibit Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, our curators extensively utilized the holdings of the Ohio History Connection Archives & Library. Join Curator Lisa Wood to learn more about what collections OHC holds- and then maybe do some of your own research!

August 27, 2020

Factory Workers and Farmers

This month's post in our suffrage anniversary blog series comes from Christina Yetzer Drain, a historian, genealogist and preservationist in Shelby, Richland County, Ohio.

July 31, 2020

Women in the Black Lives Matter Movement: Stories From Our Current Moment

This month's post in our suffrage anniversary blog series comes from two women currently engaged in Black Lives Matter protests happening in Columbus, Ohio.

June 25, 2020

Monuments and Statues: A Curator’s Perspective

Americans have reignited a long-standing argument about the removal of statues representing historic figures who contributed to the oppression of communities of color.

June 19, 2020

“Give Us the Ballot, Men of Ohio! Give your Women the Help They Beg into a Broader, Deeper, Richer Life”

This month's post in our suffrage anniversary blog series comes from Anne Delano Steinert, a preservationist, educator, and historian.

June 10, 2020

Pride Month 2020: The Past Informs the Present

The original Stonewall Uprising was a protest against police brutality led by LGBTQ people of color.

May 22, 2020

Phoebe Wise: A Richland County Legend

Curator Matt Benz recently discovered the story of Mansfield local, Phoebe Wise while reading a new book about Louis Bromfield.

May 15, 2020

Turning the Tassel in 2020: Graduation Then and Now

This year, there are traditions we can observe from a distance. There are new traditions to be formed, Ohioans get creative in their social distanced celebrations.

May 11, 2020

Exercise for History Lovers

Now that most of us are working from home, we share one or two historic workout videos through email every week. Check out some of these workouts and try them at home!

May 11, 2020

Ohio in the Time of Cholera

If we put ourselves in the shoes of the 19th century Ohioans, there are quite a few similarities in their story and our own.