Ohio History Connection is excited to announce that we are building a new museum collections storage facility!
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.
In the mid-1960s, teenagers everywhere started bands. In Columbus, the Dantes rose to the top in 1966 with the success of their song “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love.”
Objects often embody larger ideas. One such piece in our collection is a toy bowling set that sheds light on the story of race in the United States. This blogpost shares an object and external links that contain racist and stereotypical images that may be offensive and disturbing.
When researching and writing the traveling and digital exhibit Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, our curators extensively utilized the holdings of the Ohio History Connection Archives & Library. Join Curator Lisa Wood to learn more about what collections OHC holds- and then maybe do some of your own research!
Chuck Harris was a beloved figure in the cycling community. For over 40 years, he made unique bicycle mirrors from his Knox County workshop. Read on to learn more about this Ohio innovator known as, "The Mirror Man of Gambier."
Meet Lauren Nowakowski, our Ethnographic Collections Intern, and hear about the fascinating collections she works with.
On January 4th, the Museum of English Rural Life sent a tweet to the British Museum, simply stating: "give us your best duck."
There's always something new to learn about the collections at the Ohio History Center. Just recently, I learned new information about a photograph that has been at the Ohio History Connection for years!