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September 19, 2022

Depression-Era Recipes from an Inmate at the Ohio Penitentiary

Explore a unique cookbook that a prisoner at the Ohio Penitentiary created for the assistant warden's wife in 1931.

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August 5, 2022

New Acquisition of Kenyon Hayden Architecture Portfolio

By Lisa Wood, Audiovisual Curator The Ohio History Connection Archives & Library recently received the generous donation of a student portfolio by Kenyon Hayden. She studied architecture at The Ohio State University and became, if not the first, one of the earliest licensed female architects in Ohio. This portfolio complements the personal papers of Kenyon […]

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July 1, 2022

Happy Fourth of July!

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May 23, 2022

Microphones and Radios: How the Public Heard President Harding

As the first president to speak on the radio, Warren G. Harding introduced Americans to the idea of being able to hear their leaders.

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April 22, 2022

How to Find a Mastodon – The Story of the Williams Mastodon

By David Dyer, Natural History Curator, with Emily George Emily George was on a mission. She had heard about the Williams mastodon while growing up, and about how her grandfather Gus George had helped excavate the skeleton in Columbus in the mid-1950s. After talking with her family about the mastodon for a school genealogy project […]

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October 8, 2021

Announcing Changes to Collections Access and Curator Services, effective November 1, 2021

Ohio History Connection is excited to announce that we are building a new museum collections storage facility!

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August 3, 2021

Reflections on my Summer 2021 Internship

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.

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April 19, 2021

The Dantes and the Garage Rock Sound of 1960s Ohio

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.”

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March 15, 2021

What Can a Toy Tell Us About Race?

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.

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August 29, 2020

Women’s Suffrage and Activism Collections in the Ohio History Connection Archives & Library

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!