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August 1, 2022

Open Doors: St. John AME Church Open House

Visit the historic St. John African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church Sunday, September 18th from 1 – 3 at this special open house event. Originally called Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, this was the location of the first church to serve African Americans in Worthington. After holding prayer meetings in homes in the early 1890s, Peter […]

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July 26, 2022

Open Doors: Night at the Museum

Celebrate Ohio Open Doors with a FREE night at the museum! Learn about the Cincinnati years of antislavery author and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe and the impact and legacy of her most famous anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Discover how the community’s power of voice shaped the 20th century history of the house as a […]

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July 18, 2022

Open Doors: Historical Marker Dedication for ‘The Big Walnut Country Club’

In celebration with the community, we will dedicate Gahanna’s first Ohio Historical Marker highlighting the history of The Big Walnut Country Club and its incredible founders. The Big Walnut Country Club was one of the nation’s first Black country clubs on land that is now Friendship Park in Gahanna, Ohio.

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July 15, 2022

Open Doors: Grow and Glow Open House at Minerva France Elementary School

The Westerville Education Foundation is inviting you to the first public unveiling of Minerva France Elementary School. The school is named for a woman of distinction who was a pioneer in the field of library science. Minerva France attended the Westerville Schools, was one of the first black women to study library science and worked […]

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July 14, 2022

Open Doors: Historical Marker Dedication for ‘The Big Walnut Country Club’

In celebration with the community, we will dedicate Gahanna’s first Ohio Historical Marker highlighting the history of The Big Walnut Country Club and its incredible founders. The Big Walnut Country Club was one of the nation’s first Black country clubs on land that is now Friendship Park in Gahanna, Ohio.

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March 8, 2022

The Ohio State Hidden Figures Revealed Project: Educational Resources that Connect Math with History

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October 25, 2021

James Brown Makes History at King Records in Cincinnati

When James Brown and his band arrived at 1540 Brewster Avenue in Cincinnati in May of 1967, it probably didn’t feel like history in the making. But it was.

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September 21, 2021

Art of SOUL! Opens September 25

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September 20, 2021

The Ohio History Connection and Cincinnati’s Harriet Beecher Stowe House receive National Park Service Grant

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July 7, 2021

An Abolitionist in Ohio

Join Dr. Charles Wash, executive director of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, to learn more about Frederick Douglass’s 1854 Commencement Address