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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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January 15, 2021

The Ohio Statehouse, a Symbol of Democracy

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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.

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December 17, 2018

Get Free Admission to the Ohio History Center and Other Columbus Destinations During the Big Explore

The Columbus Foundation’s 75th Anniversary Celebration

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December 10, 2018

The song that helped Buster Douglas defeat Mike Tyson

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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.

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January 31, 2018

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

If you are a regular reader of our History Blog, you may have noticed that I have not been posting very much lately. That's because, for the past few months, 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!

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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!

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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.

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April 13, 2017

Before the Blue Jackets: Looking Back at Columbus’ Minor League Hockey Teams of the 1960s and 1970s

Join our intern, David McDevitt, to learn about the history of hockey in Columbus, Ohio!