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Apr 15, 2014, 15:47 ET

Ohio County Courthouses Symposium to be Held in Columbus May 15 and 16

 The Ohio Historical Society, County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO), Heritage Ohio, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and both the Ohio and...

Feb 27, 2014, 15:19 ET

History Fund Grant Recipients Announced on Statehood Day, 2/27

 The Ohio Historical Society is pleased to announce that it has awarded 10 organizations History Fund grants. The History Fund is a competitive...

Jan 07, 2014, 10:00 ET

2014 Ohio History Tax Check-Off Campaign Begins

 The Ohio Historical Society has recruited four famous Ohioans to speak in support of a state income tax check-off that helps fund history- and...

Oct 24, 2013, 14:51 ET

Ohio History Center & Ohio Village welcomed record number of visitors in summer 2013

Captivating exhibits, special events, and new attractions brought a record number of Ohioans and their families to the Ohio History Center and Ohio...

Jul 11, 2013, 12:00 ET

1950s: Building the American Dream Exhibit at Ohio History Center to Open July 13

 On July 13, 2013 the Ohio Historical Society (OHS) will unveil its new exhibit at the Ohio History Center: 1950s: Building the American Dream....

Apr 17, 2013, 13:00 ET

Egyptian Mummy from OHS Collection Undergoes CT Scan

The Ohio Historical Society's Egyptian mummy underwent a CT scan at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as a result of a unique...

Feb 01, 2013, 14:00 ET

Ohio Historical Society Offers Free Admission To Wilbur H. Siebert Collection During Black History Month

In celebration of the heroes of the Underground Railroad, the Ohio Historical Society will provide free access to the internationally acclaimed...

Jan 23, 2013, 13:00 ET

National Afro-American Museum To Re-Open Jan. 26 With New Exhibition, Activities

The National Afro-American Museum will re-open its doors on Saturday, Jan. 26 to reveal the first phase of its year-and-a-half-long renovation....

Jan 09, 2012, 14:02 ET

Ohioans Make History Through New Tax Check-off Donations to Ohio Historical Society and Its Statewide Matching Grants Program

 The individual state income tax forms will have a new entry, giving residents of the Buckeye State the opportunity to help make...

Nov 02, 2011, 16:12 ET

Ohio Historical Society Unveils Ohio As America -- An Online Textbook for Ohio History

Approximately 13,000 fourth grade students across the state are learning about Ohio's rich history through an all-new textbook, but this...

Jul 20, 2011, 11:49 ET

Ohio History Center To Get Patriotic Facelift

Large flag hung on the east side of the History Center A 19-foot wide by 28-foot tall Ohio flag now adorns the Ohio History Center. To download...

Dec 16, 2009, 15:07 ET

"The Picture is Only Half the Story" by the Pixieladies (Deb Cashatt and Kris Sazaki) is featured in Journey of Hope: Quilts Inspired by Barack Obama at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio, near Dayton. The year-long exhibition explores Obama's momentous 2008 election by bringing audiences a collection of powerful art quilts in a variety of styles from 95 nationally known fiber artists. (PRNewsFoto/Ohio Historical Society)[TK]

President Obama's Historic Election Inspires Quilt Show

Journey of Hope in America To Open Dec. 18 at National Afro-American Museum The Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by President...

Feb 08, 2008, 00:00 ET

Laura R. Gadson (New York City, New York); The Family Quilt; 2007; 34 x 45 inches; cotton pastel and fabric markers, machine applique and quilted; photo by Charles E. Martin. (PRNewsFoto/Ohio Historical Society, Charles E. Martin)[AS]

African-American Women Celebrated in Major Touring Quilt Exhibition at National Afro-American Museum

WILBERFORCE, Ohio, Feb.8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the nearly four centuries since the 1619 arrival of three African women in Jamestown,...

Jul 02, 1998, 01:00 ET

Catch the July 4th Spirit & Plan a Historical Trip

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The July 4th holiday weekend is a good time to reflect on our nation's past -- and plan a visit to nearby...