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January 31, 2013
‘Black Family Moth’ by Clayton Lang, from the exhibit ‘How I Got Over’ at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center.
In Wilberforce
NATIONAL AFRO-AMERICAN MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER REOPENS
WITH NEW EXHIBIT AND ACTIVITIES
The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio, has re-opened its doors to reveal the first phase of its year-and-a-half-long renovation.

“We’re excited to share the first phase of our remodeled center with the community, state and nation,” says Dr. Charles Wash, executive director of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center. “The renovation has allowed us to update the exhibition space and mechanical systems in the museum.” 

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Photo of a 1909 map showing the site of the Franklin Park Trolley Barns.
Grants Help Preserve Historic Places
HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANTS
AID SIX OHIO COMMUNITIES

Seven historic preservation projects in six communities -- Columbus, Green, North Olmsted, Parma, Shaker Heights and Steubenville -- have been completed in recent months with the aid of Certified Local Government matching grants obtained through the Ohio Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio Historical Society. 

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Photo of a detail of equipment in the 19th-century carriage maker’s shop at the Ohio History Center in Columbus.
At the Center
February Preview

Meet Mary Todd Lincoln’s best friend and confidant, explore how technology has changed our lives, learn about Ohio’s ghost towns and explore work by a traveling photographer of the early 1900s, all in coming weeks at the Ohio History Center. 

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Picture of the Ohio Local History Alliance Logo.
Saturdays in March and April
OHIO LOCAL HISTORY ALLIANCE
REGIONAL MEETINGS

Active in one of Ohio’s many local historical societies or related organizations? Meet others who are, too, at one of nine regional meetings of the Ohio Local History Alliance planned throughout Ohio this spring. 

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Photo showing a detail of a War of 1812 blockhouse at Fort Meigs.
War of 1812 Bicentennial
COOL FORT
If you could choose any month to begin building a fort, would you choose February? Feb. 2, 1813, is the day when soldiers started building Fort Meigs on the banks of the Maumee River near present-day Perrysburg (though to be fair, they probably had little choice about it).


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Photo of a groundhog, a detail from a photo of a Dayton art class taken in 1936 by the Ohio Federal Writers' Project.
Featured Events
GROUNDHOG, SCHMOUNDHOG!

Shadow or no, there’ll be six more weeks of great things to see and do at Ohio Historical Society sites and related venues this winter! Here’s the rundown. 

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