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July 17, 2024

German Village Society Open Archives Day

This event is an opportunity to peruse some of the items in the archival collection that don’t often come into the public eye! From our extensive collection of property histories, family collections, and German Village Society documents and photos, comes the chance to enjoy and interact with some artifacts that are usually in archival storage. […]

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July 8, 2024

Take a Peek Behind “Hide and Seek,” a New Exhibit About Ohio Children

"Hide and Seek: Finding Young Ohioans in the Archives" is now on view at the Ohio History Center.

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June 18, 2024

Hot Fun in the Summertime! Stars at the 1980s Ohio State Fair

By Matthew Benz, Manuscripts Curator It’s fair season! And with the Ohio State Fair right “next door” to the Ohio History Center, it’s impossible to ignore the sights, sounds and smells of our festive neighbor. So, let's celebrate the excitement that surrounds us this year from July 24 to August 4 with a look back […]

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May 27, 2024

Behind the Exhibit: Columbus Women on the Move

By Daniel Willis, Audiovisual Archivist This blog is a follow-up to two others posted about a new exhibit, "Columbus Women on the Move." The first blog was written by Veda Faust, an Ohio State University student who conducted a professional writing internship with the Archives Services Department in the fall of 2023.  You can read […]

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May 6, 2024

A Timeline of Adventure: Stories from the Columbus Women’s Travel Collection

By Daniel Willis, Audiovisual Archivist This blog is Part 2 of a series focusing on the new Columbus Women’s Travel Collection, AV 364 and our latest exhibit, Columbus Women on the Move. Read the first blog post here, and discover the new display on your next visit to the Ohio History Center!

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December 4, 2023

Discover Five Decades of Columbus Women Traveling the World

By Veda Faust, Professional Writing Intern This blog post was written by Veda Faust, an Ohio State University student conducting a professional writing internship at the Ohio History Connection. During her fall semester, she worked with the Archives Services department on an upcoming exhibit. The new exhibit features material from a recently acquired collection; AV […]

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October 10, 2023

Remembering Dolly Divine’s Annual Halloween Drag Ball

In 1964, David Zimmer and Orn Huntington started a Halloween tradition. The Berwick Ball celebrated and supported Central Ohio's LGBTQ+ community for three decades.

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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 […]

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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.

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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.