April 8, 2023

A Higher Law: The Oberlin-Wellington Rescue of 1858

The events of the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue of 1858 played a pivotal role in the history of abolitionism in the United States, and ultimately kept the issue of slavery as part of the national discussion leading up to and during the Civil War. Please join the Ohio History Connection as we share the incredible story of […]

November 22, 2022

Meet Ben Baughman our Newest History Curator

Meet Ben Baughman, newest History Curator at the Ohio History Connection, and learn about his connection to the General and Andrew's Raiders.

August 30, 2022

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center free admission

Immerse yourself and be inspired by the stories of the Underground Railroad. Discover the history of slavery in America and the struggle for freedom. Learn about the abolition movement and the clandestine Underground Railroad network, its freedom seekers and conductors as courage, cooperation and perseverance carried enslaved people to freedom. Walk inside an authentic slave […]

May 13, 2022

Significant Grant Family Photographs in the Ohio History Connection Collections

Significant Grant family photographs in the collections of the Ohio History Connection illustrate the life of Civil War General and U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant.

June 25, 2021

​When Johnny Comes Marching Home: One Hundred Days in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry During the American Civil War

During the American Civil War, Ohio devised a strategy to recruit short-term soldiers, known as Hundred Days Men.

October 19, 2019

John Brown’s Ohio Raiders

John Brown and seven of his recruits who fought at Harpers Ferry were from Ohio. Learn their stories from before, during, and after the famous raid.

August 13, 2018

Protecting a President: Ohio’s 7th Independent Cavalry

Did you know that during the Civil War the state of Ohio commissioned a cavalry company specifically to provide a personal bodyguard for President Abraham Lincoln?

January 24, 2018

How the Exhibits Get Made: An Intern’s Perspective

Check in with our Manuscripts Intern, David, to see what he has been up to lately!

July 24, 2017

“And a Kiss for Little May:” The Civil War Letters of Amos Gillis

The letters and papers of a lesser known member of the regiment, Amos Gillis, are just as interesting.

August 3, 2015

Warner Repeating Rifle

A rifle that adapted a pistol's repeat fire technology for superior fire power.