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November 30, 2012
Photo of the 1906 Duane Building in Lorain, Ohio.
Historic Preservation
Eleven Preservation Projects Receive Awards

Outstanding historic preservation efforts from communities throughout Ohio were honored with the 2012 State Historic Preservation Office Awards on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Columbus.

Ohio History Connection Executive Director and State Historic Preservation Officer Burt Logan honored recipients with awards in two categories -- Public Education and Awareness and Preservation Merit -- during a luncheon in Building 110 on the campus of Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center.

Photo of students working with historic documents.
Meeting Teachers’ Needs
Founding of America Documents Program Launches in January

A new program will help Ohio teachers implement the new learning standards of Senate Bill 165, also known as the “Founding of America Documents Bill.”

Legislative Directive Focuses on History

On March 30, 2012, the Ohio General Assembly passed Senate Bill 165, which requires teaching founding documents of America in their original context. As part of Ohio’s new Learning Standards in Social Studies, Senate Bill 165 educators must teach the Declaration of Independence, the Northwest Ordinance, the United State Constitution (including the Bill of Rights) and the Ohio Constitution. 

Photo of 19th-century author Charles Dickens, who visited Ohio in 1842, host of ‘Dickens of a Christmas’ at Ohio Village in Columbus December 7, 8, 14, 15 and 16.
At the Center
December Preview

Learn about holiday traditions, see women’s history highlights, return to Ohio’s iron age and have a Dickens of a Christmas, all in coming weeks at the Ohio History Center.

Photo of the animated display ‘Santa’s Christmas Circus’ in the Town and High window at Lazarus in downtown Columbus circa 1950-1959.
Now This Is Online Shopping
Holiday Heyday

In their heyday after World War II, big downtown department stores in each of Ohio’s major cities were centers of the holiday shopping universe. In fact, from Thanksgiving to Christmas, most seemed to enjoy some special tie to the North Pole. 

Photo of a hand-decorated ornament reading ‘Someone in Ohio Loves You,’ available through the Ohio History Store.
Making Your List?
Outside-the-Box Holiday Gift Ideas

Stumped about what to get the person who has everything? The Ohio History Connection has special holiday offers for all those hard-to-shop-for people on your list.

Photo of a horse-drawn sleigh on the grounds of Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, home of 19th president Rutherford B. Hayes.
Featured Events
‘Tis the Season

Here’s what’s coming down the chimney at Ohio History Connection sites and related venues this holiday season.