October 10, 2023

Remembering Dolly Divine’s Annual Halloween Drag Ball

In 1964, David Zimmer and Orn Huntington started a Halloween tradition. The Berwick Ball celebrated and supported Central Ohio's LGBTQ+ community for three decades.

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 […]

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.”

January 15, 2021

The Ohio Statehouse, a Symbol of Democracy

November 24, 2020

​Mrs. Penfield, Mrs. Roosevelt, and Little Steel

In 1937, Mrs. C.J. Penfield of Columbus wrote to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt with some complaints. Roosevelt wrote back, and now her letter is in our collections.

December 10, 2018

The song that helped Buster Douglas defeat Mike Tyson

May 24, 2018

The Lindenberg Mansion: A Home Fit for a Governor

In December 1916, Governor-Elect James M. Cox was forced to rent a room at Columbus's Deshler Hotel when he could not find anywhere to live in the capital city.

January 31, 2018

Preparing for Poindexter: A New Exhibit at the Ohio History Center

OHC and the James Preston Poindexter Foundation have been preparing the newest exhibit at the Ohio History Center. Learn more about what exactly we've been up to!

December 1, 2017

“Hey, I Know Him!”: Identifying a Photograph From the Archives

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!

October 20, 2017

Forty-Two Years Later, A Collection Grows: The Amazing Life of Constance Curtis Nichols

One of my all-time favorite collections at the Ohio History Connection has been the papers of the Vanguard League.