September 18, 2023

Recent Acquisition: Neil Armstrong Welcome Home Parade

By Daniel Willis, Audiovisual Archivist The Ohio History Connection recently acquired a new photograph collection documenting a moment in the life of Neil Armstrong. The collection, AV 362 Neil Armstrong Welcome Home Parade, features photographs taken of Armstrong and other participants in a “Welcome Home” parade held in Wapakoneta on September 6th, 1969,. This parade […]

April 4, 2023

Off the Shelf: Mary Hartwell Catherwood

Mary Hartwell Catherwood rose from humble beginnings to publish poetry and stories depicting Midwestern small town life featuring determined young women.

January 23, 2023

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue: Humorous Valentines from Ethel Kennedy to John Glenn

Whimsical Valentines from the John and Annie Glenn Collection reveal more about their personal lives--and sense of humor.

August 11, 2022

Open Doors: Heritage Center Behind-The-Scenes Tour

The Heritage Center of Clark County will be offering a FREE “White Glove” Behind-the-Scenes tour on Wednesday, September 14 from 6:30-8:30pm! This behind-the-scenes tour will allow guests to look at seldom seen artifacts and archival materials in the collections of the Clark County Historical Society. As our guest, you will have a chance to see, […]

June 14, 2022

Open Doors: Behind the Scenes Look at Small Town Ohio History

Ever wonder how a local history museum is run? Take a behind the scenes look at the Mantua Historical Society collections and see how objects are safely stored and identified. Visitors can enjoy a walk through the Mantua Center Historic District while listening to live music and touring the museum, Eastlawn Cemetery, and grounds. Stroll […]

May 31, 2022

Hide and Seek: Finding Kids in the Archives

We found examples of child-created materials among the manuscripts collection at the Archives Library of the Ohio History Center.

August 3, 2021

Reflections on my Summer 2021 Internship

This blog is an opportunity to start reflecting on my internship so far while tying this experience into the things I’ve been learning at school.

April 17, 2020

Preserving Your Family Tree Like an Archivist

As Ohioans begin to face at least a few more weeks under a stay-at-home order, many of us are looking for new hobbies or distractions.

April 14, 2020

Frances Benjamin Johnston and the Last Photographs of President McKinley

Frances Benjamin Johnston took a photograph of the last speech President William McKinley would deliver before we was assassinated.

October 27, 2017

Archives and Archaeology (Featuring an Assistant Curator of Archaeology!)

Hear from an archaeologist at the Ohio History Connection about her work and how it intersects with the archives.