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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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January 5, 2022

Mary Church Terrell

Mary Church Tyrell, writer, suffragist and Black activist, attended Oberlin College and taught at Wilberforce University before beginning her lifelong campaign of tireless activism

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November 9, 2021

Chief Glenna J. Wallace: Leader of the Seventh Generation

In 2006, the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma elected their first female chief in the tribe’s modern history, Chief Glenna J. Wallace.

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August 17, 2021

The Inspiring Pauline Perlmutter Steinem

Before Gloria Steinem fought for the Equal Rights Amendment or gave her Living the Revolution speech, Pauline was working to transform Toledo into a better place for women.

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May 5, 2021

Cincinnati’s Soccer Star: Rose Lavelle

Rose Lavelle was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and she is rising to worldwide fame as a breakout star on the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team.