Online Exhibits

Virtual First Ohioans

Journey through Ohio's ancient past with The First Ohioans, the Ohio History Connection's award-winning exhibit. View

Severe Weather in Ohio

The 25 extreme weather events in this online exhibit were chosen from more than two hundred extreme weather events described in the book Thunder in the Heartland: A Chronicle of Outstanding Weather Events in Ohio, by Dr. Thomas Schmidlin and Jeanne Appelhans Schmidlin. In this exhibit you will read about Ohio's worst snowstorms, blizzards, floods, windstorms, tornadoes, and extremes of heat and cold. Even the unusual and deadly mystery waves on Lake Erie are described. View


Every Garden A Munitions Plant: War Gardens in Ohio 1917-1945

This online exhibit explores the emphasis on gardening for subsistence and support of the First and Second World Wars. Join us as we discover the history and the attraction of victory gardening in Ohio. View

Yesterday's Toys

What is a toy? Most people would answer, "Something to play with." While that is certainly true, toys are much more than just playthings. The Ohio History Connection presents Yesterday's Toys, an on-line toy exhibit for kids. As you browse this on-line exhibit, enjoy the toys for what they are – a fun peek into Ohio's past. View



Banners, Buttons & Broadsides: An Online Political Campaign Exhibit

Since the beginning of the modern campaign, presidential candidates have been in search of ways to get their names and messages in front of voters. Beginning with simple signs and ribbons, the methods used have become more complex through the years. View

Adena: The Home of Thomas Worthington

Adena was the 2000 acre estate of Thomas Worthington (1773-1827), sixth governor of Ohio and one of the state's first United States Senators. The mansion house, completed in 1806-1807, has been restored to look much as it did when the Worthington family lived there, including many original Worthington family furnishings. View

Medal of Honor

Commemorating Ohio's heroes, who for their undaunted courage in the service of the United States of America received the nation's highest military award, the Congressional Medal of Honor. View

Fight for the Colors

The Fight for the Colors exhibit provides online access to one of the Ohio History Connection's most significant and popular collections, the Ohio Battle Flag Collection. View


Search images from the Ohio History Connection's collections online in our image database, OhioPix! The database is searchable by subject, title, photographer and dates. Curators have selected highlights from our photograph collections and created "galleries" to illustrate specific topics or themes. View

Kilroy Was Here!: The 1940s Revisited

The 1940s was one of the most pivotal decades of the 20th century. The Ohio History Connection has brought that era to life in this online exhibit. View

Selections from the Joe Munroe Archives

The Ohio History Connection acquired the Joe Munroe Archives in May 1997 and is pleased to provide this selection for viewing. Please be aware that any use and/or reproduction from this site requires permission. View

On the Road: Travel Photographs

The photographs selected for the Web version of this exhibit, represent only a small portion of the images depicting locations outside Ohio that can be found among the collections. Made or acquired primarily by people from Ohio as they traveled throughout the world, the images in the exhibit portray six states and five foreign countries. View

Paintings by Ohio Artists

Painting as an art form came to the Northwest Territory along with the first settlers. The earliest activity was that of the roaming and itinerant artists who were called upon to paint signs, furniture, portraits, as well as provide a lesson or two. Traveling through Ohio's countryside and her burgeoning cities and towns, these artists sought commissions from patrons and taught aspiring young artists. View

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