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'Let's Explore Ohio!' advertising splash page.
Sparking Discovery of Ohio’s History

LET'S EXPLORE OHIO!

What is "Let's Explore Ohio?" A tagline? An experience?

It's a tagline and an invitation to participate with the Ohio Historical Society in sparking discovery of Ohio's history. It’s a rallying call both internally and externally, to participate in a wonderful journey of sharing Ohio’s history. It announces that the Ohio Historical Society is engaging, collaborative, "open-for-business" and animated. It suggests that the Ohio Historical Society is about uncovering gems in history. It encourages families and enthusiasts of all ages to dig for compelling stories throughout the state. In a casual, energized voice, “Let’s Explore Ohio!” builds the anticipation and curiosity about what might be discovered in Ohio. More…

Photo showing a detail of a 1948 Crosley automobile on exhibit at the Ohio History Center in Columbus.
New at the Ohio History Center
JULY USHERS IN OPENINGS,
EVENTS AND WOW!

You’ll find lots of new experiences at the Ohio History Center in Columbus in coming weeks, starting July 1. Here’s a preview. More…

Korean winters were so frigid that GIs such as this hooded fighter had trouble breaking loose a single frost-coated bean from a can, December 1950. Courtesy David Douglas Duncan Photography Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin. Photographs Capture
150 Years

THE AMERICAN SOLDIER
OPENS JULY 1

The American Soldier: A Photographic Tribute From the Civil War to Iraq, an exhibit of 116 dramatic photographs dating from the Civil War through the War in Iraq, opens at the Ohio History Center in Columbus Friday, July 1, and runs through Dec. 30, 2011. More…
Photo of marchers in the annual Fourth of July parade during the Glorious Fourth old-fashioned Independence Day celebration at Ohio Village in Columbus. Fourth of July at Ohio Village
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Old-Fashioned Fun

Where can you sample ice cream, enjoy live music, walk on stilts, roll a hoop, prove your pie-eating prowess and see base ball (yes, two words) played by old-time rules all in one afternoon? More…
Photo of Shaker Seed Co. advertising sign, packaging and related materials in the exhibit 'Gardening Shaker Style: Getting Back to Our Roots' at the Shaker Historical Museum in Shaker Heights. On Exhibit
Back to the Garden
Getting Back to Our Roots: Gardening Shaker Style, on exhibit at the Shaker Historical Museum in Shaker Heights through Sept. 30, 2011, takes a look at the gardening tradition of the Shakers. More…
Photo of Adena, 1806 home of early Ohio statesman Thomas Worthington, site of the Living History Pioneer Encampment this Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, 2011. Featured Events
Road Trip!
Summer's here – time for a road trip! From Independence Day 1813 at Fort Meigs and the 1812 Overture July 4 at Hayes Presidential Center, to Silent Movie Sundays at the Ohio History Center and Summer Moon Festival events at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum, here are dozens of things to see and do at Ohio Historical Society sites in coming weeks. More…
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