September 11, 2023

Recent Acquisition: Scrapbooks of Cleveland’s First Female Laywer

Nearly a decade before women had the right to vote, Handrick became the first woman to pass the bar and establish a legal practice in Cleveland.

May 9, 2023

The Power of Protest Music

February 10, 2023

Celebrating Ohio’s Jazz Icons during Black History Month

By Jack Marchbanks Ohio is well known as the home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, located in Cleveland. Buckeye State-born recording artists such as Bobby Womack, the Isley Brothers, the Ohio Players, Rick Derringer, Johnny Paycheck, Vince Gill, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, have topped […]

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 […]

July 26, 2022

Open Doors: Night at the Museum

Celebrate Ohio Open Doors with a FREE night at the museum! Learn about the Cincinnati years of antislavery author and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe and the impact and legacy of her most famous anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Discover how the community’s power of voice shaped the 20th century history of the house as a […]

July 22, 2022

Open Doors: Burrell Open House

Tour this 200 year old brick homestead that served five generations including serving as a UGRR stop and birthplace of some pioneering business women.

June 22, 2022

Cassie Chadwick: The Female Wizard of Finance

Cassie L. Chadwick, “the World’s Greatest Woman Swindler,” was one of the most skilled con artists in Ohio history. In this blog post, Quincy Balius dives into her story.

May 25, 2022

Open Doors: Marion Women’s Club Home “Welcome Home” Event

The “Welcome Home” event is a firsthand opportunity to visit the beautiful and historic Colonial Revival Marion Women’s Club Home and hear the amazing stories of women of the Marion County Federation of Women’s Clubs and their community engagement and impact.  Costumed docents invite you to engage in this history to gain insights into the […]

May 2, 2022

Raising the Bar: The Columbus Pacesetters

Women have played football in Ohio for decades. In 1965, women’s football teams from Akron and Cleveland began playing games across the Midwest.

February 2, 2022

Queens of the Heartland

Exhibit • Queens of the Heartland National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center, Wilberforce One of Ohio’s greatest legacies is a story rarely told. Since the 1800s, Ohio was at the heart of social change led by African American women. Not only was it was the first free state established from the Northwest Territory, but it […]