November 13, 2023

Perry County’s Horseshoe Grave: Part II

Part I | Part II | Part III In Part I, we left off wondering how much truth there is to the oft-repeated tale of Perry County's horseshoe grave. The only certain facts we have at hand is our documentary artifact - Mary Henry's gravestone - which reads: MARY HENRY Wife of James K. Henry […]

October 30, 2023

Perry County’s Horseshoe Grave: Part I

Part I | Part II | Part III Tis the season for campfires, apple cider, and ghost stories. For folks living in southeast Ohio, one story in particular has captivated generations. The unassuming Otterbein Cemetery is found nestled in the rolling hills of Reading Township, Perry County, Ohio. In many ways it is much like […]

April 4, 2023

Two Gravestones Out of Place: Part 2 of 2 The Micheal Brucker Stone

We don't know why this gravestone was removed, but the Ohio History Connection is working with Claibourne Township on the resetting of Micheal Brucker’s gravestone.

February 21, 2023

Two Gravestones Out of Place: Part 1 of 2 The Emma Kearnes Stone

This is a story of two gravestones that somehow made their way out of their cemeteries and into the hands of the Ohio History Connection

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 […]