April 6, 2016

Gallery 1: My Favorite Object

The Great Collections Experiment is underway! Mary Leiby, Content Developer at the Ohio History Connection, tells us about her favorite object in Gallery 1.

March 10, 2016

Gallery 2–Meet the Team: Katie Poole

The Great Collections Experiment is underway! Let's meet Katie Poole, Manager of Museum Interpretation at the Ohio History Connection, who helped develop one of the three new galleries at the Ohio History Center.

December 1, 2014

“I vacuumed a passenger pigeon” – again!

September 19, 2014

OHC Curator E. S. Thomas warns about DDT use… in 1948!

September 3, 2014

Thoughts on the Passenger Pigeon

June 27, 2014

Timber Rattlers — Going, Going, Not quite Gone!

June 16, 2014

“There’s a dinosaur in my backseat!”

June 2, 2014

That’s one HUGE rodent!

We had two international researchers make a special trip to Columbus this week just to examine specimens in the natural history collections! OK, they're from Canada, but that's still international right!? Anyway, we were pleased to welcome Tessa Plint and Dr. Fred Longstaffe of the Laboratory for Stable Isotope Science at the University of Western […]

May 27, 2014

Happy Birthday, Rachel Carson!

Today is the 107th birthday of Rachel Carson. Unfortunately she died too young, at only 56 years old, of cancer. Ironically one of her greatest accomplishments was helping to ban agricultural use the synthetic pesticide DDT, which was later discovered to be linked to breast cancer. Her accomplishments are too numerous to describe in this […]

February 10, 2014

OSU’s Museum of Biodiversity crawling with life!