Education & Programming

a History Day student explains his project to two judgesNational History Day in Ohio

History Day is an exciting enrichment program for students in grades 4-12 with over 7,000 Ohio students participating and 600,000 nationwide. In 2011, the U.S. National History Day program received the prestigious National Humanities Medal. Your gift can help the next generation of voters and leaders develop critical 21st century skills.   Learn more...


Ohio As America

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Ohio as America ( is an electronic textbook and on-line social studies resource used by more 40,000 of Ohio’s students and teachers in its first year. With videos, links, and activities, the e-textbook offers a new way to engage our tech-savvy children by combining digital access and traditional teaching methods to give students a new way to learn and explore history. Aligned with the Ohio's new Academic Content Standards, Ohio as America provides Ohio teachers with curriculum materials that reflect current state requirements in a way that is cost effective for struggling school districts. Please invest in this dynamic resource for our schoolchildren. Contact Paulene Wilson at 614.297.2322 to get involved.


Civil War 150th Anniversary

Did you know that the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War began in April 2011? Through 2015, the Ohio History Connection is commemorating Ohio's significant Civil War contributions through educational programming and outreach to remind Ohioans of the war's importance in our history and to help us reflect upon the war's enduring legacy in our lives. Your donations will help support statewide educational efforts during this important commemoration period.  Please contact Paulene Wilson at 614.297.2322 for more information.

Visit the Ohio Civil War 150 web site  OHS curators in front of the Civil War 150 traveling exhibit