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Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks: A World Heritage Site

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks: A World Heritage Site

Ohio is now poised to earn its first-ever World Heritage status in the next few years for several American Indian earthworks in and around Central Ohio. The Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks nomination would bring the highest international recognition possible for cultural or natural sites to our state, as well as the benefits of increased domestic and […]

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Palace Theatre Tour

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Palace Theatre Tour

Todd Bemis, CAPA’s vice president of operations, will give an in-depth tour of the historic Palace Theatre, which opened on November, 8, 1926, as a Keith-Albee vaudeville house. Tours are limited to 25 persons, so the tour will be offered on successive nights. Please only register if you are certain you can attend as seating […]

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The Ancient American Indian Mounds of Central Ohio

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill The Ancient American Indian Mounds of Central Ohio

Brad Lepper, curator of archeology at the Ohio History Connection, will speak on the topic of central Ohio earthworks at the Shrum mound in Campbell Memorial Park, 3200 McKinley Avenue. Lepper, who writes a monthly archeology column in the Columbus Dispatch, will talk about the Shrum mound, which is named for the family who occupied […]

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Cromwell Dixon, Columbus’ First Professional Aviator

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Cromwell Dixon, Columbus’ First Professional Aviator

CHS board member and author Richard Barrett will speak on Dixon at the Columbus Historical Society. Dixon, who was born in California but moved to Columbus with his widowed mother as the age of two, became interested in airships (which we would call blimps today) at the age of twelve. He flew his first one […]

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Remembering Buckeye Steel Castings

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Remembering Buckeye Steel Castings

The old steel plant that has been both a long-time neighbor and provider for generations on the city’s south side will be torn down in late March and several long-time employees will share their memories of the plant and of their co-workers. The company’s lineage can be traced back to the Murray-Hayden foundry that produced […]

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New exhibit at the Ohio History Center features a Lustron Home

Anne Evans Anne Evans New exhibit at the Ohio History Center features a Lustron Home

“The House America Has Been Waiting For,” an advertising slogan for a new kind of home. Prefabricated and mass-produced, the Lustron Home was to be the answer to America’s housing shortage in the late 1940s. Lustron homes appeared after the second World War. Many veterans were returning from abroad and needed housing. And they needed […]

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The Buzz: Egyptian Mummy Undergoes CT Scan

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre The Buzz: Egyptian Mummy Undergoes CT Scan

It’s not every day that a mummy undergoes a CT scan, but that’s just what happened recently at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The institution’s new Flash CT scanner is helping archaeologists and Egyptologists learn more about the roughly 2,000-year-old mummy that belongs to the Ohio Historical Society, where it is referred to as […]

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