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Fabric Dolls of Tiny Activist Project Advocate for Historic Preservation

Anne Evans Anne Evans Fabric Dolls of Tiny Activist Project Advocate for Historic Preservation

If you found out that only 8% of designated historic sites represented the history of minority populations (women, people of color, LGBTQIA), what would you do about it? Sarah Marsom, a Heritage Resource Consultant, decided to make educational fabric dolls, under her Tiny Activist Project. With the project, she seeks to highlight lesser-known stories of […]

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Picnic at the Big Basket

Anne Evans Anne Evans Picnic at the Big Basket

On Sunday, October 20th, you will have a rare opportunity to take a tour of the former headquarters of The Longaberger Company, known to many as the “Big Basket.” * Tour the 1st & 2nd floors of the Basket * Hear stories and company lore from Longaberger Family members and former Longaberger employees * Enjoy […]

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Packard, Porn & Ohio Architecture

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Packard, Porn & Ohio Architecture

The Midwest might be well-known for its wide-open spaces, agricultural production and comfort cooking, but outside of Frank Lloyd Wright, its architectural contributions are often overlooked.  That’s a shame, because that means missing out on some good structures, and the stories that go with them.  Belt Publishing’s new book, Midwest Architecture Journeys, explores the region’s […]

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Preserving the Past as a Career: A Professional Panel for Art Grads

  Preserving the Past as a Career: A Professional Panel for Art Grads

Wondering what career opportunities are available in the arts outside of being an independent artist? Are you interested in keeping stories and cultures alive? Preservation is a field that advocates for & protects places and communities through a variety of methods, and is a career path that lends itself well to art & design. From […]

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YOP: Collaborative Coloring Book

Anne Evans Anne Evans YOP: Collaborative Coloring Book

Join us to create a collaborative coloring book! We need your help to draw images of historic places in Ohio, that have been revitalized thanks to historic tax credits. No need to worry about your artistic skill level, because we will have tracing paper and printed images of buildings. Trace a building and add your […]

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YOP Visits: Lustron Winter Wonderland

Anne Evans Anne Evans YOP Visits: Lustron Winter Wonderland

Celebrate the holidays with YOP by visiting the Ohio History Connection’s Lustron. Lustrons are prefabricated porcelain enamel homes that were produced in Columbus, after World War II. Only a few hundred are still in existence. Every year the museum decorates the Lustron for the winter holidays and we want to enjoy the mid century treasure […]

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McMansion Hell Author Comes to Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren McMansion Hell Author Comes to Columbus

The blog McMansion Hell has gained a lot of fans and notoriety in the short time it’s been in existence. Started in July of 2016 by Kate Wagner, the popular site went viral shortly after its launch and has since been featured in such varied publications as Huffington Post, Paper Magazine, and Business Insider. Columbus Underground […]

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