June 24, 2024

Bucyrus Historical Society Great Apple Give-Away Day

Celebrating the 250th Birthday of John Chapman The Bucyrus Historical Society will host local students for its Great Apple Give-Away Day on Friday, September 13, 2024, in celebration of the 250th birthday of John Chapman (also known as Johnny Appleseed). Students will learn the history of Johnny Appleseed (born September 26, 1774), receive a free […]

June 1, 2024

Howard Chandler Christy Great Ohioan Celebration at The Barracks

The historic artist studio of Howard Chandler Christy, 2024 Great Ohioan, will be open for touring.

May 27, 2024

Behind the Exhibit: Columbus Women on the Move

By Daniel Willis, Audiovisual Archivist This blog is a follow-up to two others posted about a new exhibit, "Columbus Women on the Move." The first blog was written by Veda Faust, an Ohio State University student who conducted a professional writing internship with the Archives Services Department in the fall of 2023.  You can read […]

December 4, 2023

Perry County’s Horseshoe Grave: Part III

Part I | Part II | Part III     In Part II we examined the real lives of Mary Angle, James Henry, and Rachel Hodge and how research can help to determine fact from fiction in the tale of Perry County's horseshoe grave. In the final part to the saga we will give our […]

November 13, 2023

Perry County’s Horseshoe Grave: Part II

Part I | Part II | Part III In Part I, we left off wondering how much truth there is to the oft-repeated tale of Perry County's horseshoe grave. The only certain facts we have at hand is our documentary artifact - Mary Henry's gravestone - which reads: MARY HENRY Wife of James K. Henry […]

October 30, 2023

Perry County’s Horseshoe Grave: Part I

Part I | Part II | Part III Tis the season for campfires, apple cider, and ghost stories. For folks living in southeast Ohio, one story in particular has captivated generations. The unassuming Otterbein Cemetery is found nestled in the rolling hills of Reading Township, Perry County, Ohio. In many ways it is much like […]

September 4, 2023

Celebrate Ohio Archaeology Month

Celebrate Ohio Archaeology Month at the Ohio History Connection where we'll be kicking off celebrations on September 30, 2023 from 10:00am to 4:00pm! Dig into history with Ohio History Connection’s annual Archeology Day! Explore Ohio’s past with archeologists from across the state. Learn what it takes to be an archeologist, participate in a mock dig […]

August 28, 2023

Locofoco Meanness at Fort Meigs

In the spring of 1840, the Ohio Whig newspaper touted a future presidential campaign stop at Fort Meigs by candidate General William Henry Harrison. Readers may be familiar with Harrison’s slogan Tippecanoe and Tyler Too, coined due to his victory at the War of 1812 Battle of Tippecanoe, with John Tyler playing second fiddle as […]

July 28, 2023

Birds of a Feather: The Smithsonian and OHC Natural History Collections

Join Dave Dyer, Natural History Curator, and Marie Swartz, Archaeology Curator, on a journey that intertwines ornithology, archaeology, and natural history, revealing the significance of collaborative research in unraveling the secrets of the past.   One of the basic tenets of a scientific collection is that the data associated with the specimens is as important […]

June 13, 2023

🎶 School’s Out for Summer 🎶

🎶 School's Out for Summer 🎶