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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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November 17, 2020

Alex Wesaw Joins Ohio History Connection as Director of American Indian Relations

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September 17, 2020

Harding’s Reputation Deserves a Rebound

With the centennial of Harding’s election at hand, this is the time to reconsider Harding and to see his life and his administration in a clearer, fairer and more balanced light.

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September 8, 2020

Cincinnati Union Terminal

Now it's Spectacular!

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September 8, 2020

You Can’t Judge an Opera House by Its Cover

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June 12, 2020

A History of Juneteenth

It's hard to believe that this milestone of American history isn't more well known. The story of Juneteenth is an essential part of the history of the Civil War.

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June 2, 2020

The Long Struggle for Freedom Rights

The history of the civil rights movement in Ohio and our nation make it clear that current civil rights struggles are related to a legacy of slavery, racism, and white supremacy.

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May 22, 2020

Discovering History Through Archaeology

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May 4, 2020

Bathtub Gin and the Bee’s Knees

It was supposed to be a wholesome time without the dangers caused by alcohol. What commenced, though, was one of the liveliest and crime-ridden periods in American history.

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April 28, 2020

Ohio’s Most Famous Hiker––Emma “Grandma” Gatewood

In 1955, Ohio’s Emma “Grandma” Gatewood was the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail solo.