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January 4, 2013
Detail of an Albert Ewing photo of men sitting on a barge, taken circa 1890 to 1910.
Opening Jan. 9 at the Ohio History Center
FACES OF APPALACHIA:
PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALBERT J. EWING

Ohio-born photographer Albert Ewing traveled the countryside at the turn of the 20th century and captured the daily lives of those who lived and worked in southeast Ohio and West Virginia and along the Ohio River. Opening Jan. 9, 2013, at the Ohio History Center in Columbus, Faces of Appalachia: Photographs by Albert J. Ewing is the first exhibit of his work.



“Ewing is an impressive, thoughtful photographer whose collection tells the story of several Appalachian communities at the turn of the century,” says Sharon Dean, director of museum and library services for the Ohio History Connection. “We must remember that photography was still a novelty and a luxury for many communities across the nation. Without Ewing’s efforts, we would not have this superb visual record of Appalachian life.” 

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Photo of vintage maps, deeds and family photographs.
Attend In Your Pajamas!
GENEALOGY WEBINARS
START SATURDAY, JAN. 19

January’s a great time to get started on family history research. Here’s some good news, especially considering Ohio’s recent weather: now you can learn how to get started in compiling a family history without leaving home.

 



Webinars Start Saturday, Jan. 19

For the first time, the Ohio History Connection is offering genealogy webinars -- workshops that you can attend online from the comfort of home.

 



A webinar is a workshop conducted over the Internet. You can participate online just as you would in a classroom, asking questions of the instructor, and you don’t need to travel to Columbus to take part. 

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Photo of the 1950 OSU/Michigan ‘Snow Bowl.’ Attend ‘Weathering the Storm’ and learn about blizzards in Ohio history on January 6, 2013.
At the Center
JANUARY PREVIEW
Have supper in 1863, see Ohio circa 1900 through the eyes of a traveling photographer, hear one survivor’s memories of the 1913 flood, learn about other natural disasters in Ohio history and find a cure for cabin fever, all in coming weeks at the Ohio History Center. More...
Photo of a logo that reads ‘I Found It In the Archives!’
Contest Deadline Is Jan. 31
I FOUND IT IN THE ARCHIVES!

Have you had a great experience using the Ohio History Connection’s archives at the Ohio History Center in Columbus? Share your story and inspire others! 

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Photo of Harriet Merriman as a survivor of the 1913 Flood, in the January 2013 Echoes In Time Theatre performance ‘All Is Gone and Swept Away! The 1913 Flood.’
Echoes In Time Theatre
CURTAIN RISES
ON NEW SEASON

The curtain is rising on a new season of Echoes In Time Theatre at the Ohio History Center in Columbus. 

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Photo of a winter off-trail hike at Wahkeena Nature Preserve near Lancaster.
Featured Events
I LOVE THE
WINTER WEATHER

Enjoy winter hikes at Fort Ancient this Saturday, Jan. 5, and Wahkeena Nature Preserve next Saturday, Jan. 12, plus many more (mostly warm and indoor) events at Ohio History Connection sites and related venues in coming weeks! 

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