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May 2, 2014
Same Mission, New Name and Look
Ohio History Connection Becomes Ohio History Connection May 24

We’re about to make some history of our own with a brand new name. On May 24, the Ohio Historical Society becomes the Ohio History Connection.

May 15–16 in Columbus
Symposium Looks at
Historic Courthouses

Attend the Ohio Courthouses Symposium in Columbus May 15–16 and learn about making your county courthouse function as a 21st-century building while preserving its 19th- or 20th-century architectural character. The symposium will highlight some recent courthouse renovations and offer resources and expertise for maintaining historic courthouses.

At the Center
May Preview

Sample bootleg drinks in a Prohibition-era Ohio town (but watch out for the police!); snoop in the drawers and cupboards of a fully-furnished home of the 1950s; meet a performer from Ohio’s famed Sells Brothers Circus; or catch the Ohio Village Muffins playing base ball by 1860s rules, all at the Ohio History Center and Ohio Village in coming weeks.

National Register
Ordinary-Looking Neighborhood, Extraordinary Story

On the east side of Columbus, there’s an ordinary-looking neighborhood with an extraordinary story to tell. To some the story is highly personal, but there are aspects of it that relate to us all.

Certified Local Governments
Grants Aid

Eight Ohio communities recently completed historic preservation projects aided by Certified Local Government matching grants awarded by the State Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio History Connection.

Featured Events
Spring Has Sprung

Take a bird walk; shop for heirloom plants; visit a log settlement by lantern light; explore Zoar behind-the-scenes; see what life was like for Confederate prisoners on Johnson’s Island; party aboard a sternwheeler on the Muskingum River; delve into the history of African American dance; or hear a Victorian parlor concert in a real Victorian parlor, all at Ohio History Connection sites and related venues in coming weeks.