Happy Thanksgiving from Ohio Memory!
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A happy Thanksgiving to our readers! We hope you'll take some time over your holiday weekend to explore Ohio Memory, and revisit posts from years past. You can learn about Thanksgiving traditio… Read More

“Believe That I Still Remain, Benjamin Lundy,” Part II
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Even when Lundy is not writing travelogues, his letters to family, friends and fellow anti-slavery activists convey his rich attention to culture and landscape and keen powers of description –- as… Read More

“Believe That I Still Remain, Benjamin Lundy,” Part I
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We live in a glorious Republic (sneer) we boast a free Press (sneer) We are all on grounds of equal enjoyment -- sneer -- None subjected to the domineering tyranny of our own kith & kin! Sneer!… Read More

"Never Dubl a Leter": The Phonetic Reform Movement
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Ohio Memory has content related to many reform movements throughout history--abolition, women's suffrage, temperance, prohibition and more. But one we don't hear much about these days is the phone… Read More

A Haunting in Ohio: The "Haunted" Hotels of the Buckeye State
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In 1803, Jonas Seaman opened the Golden Lamb Inn in Lebanon, Ohio. The Golden Lamb has a rich history that includes hosting ten U.S. presidents, Harriett Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, Charles Dic… Read More


Ohio Memory is the collaborative digital library of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio, which includes collections from more than 360 cultural heritage institutions from all of Ohio’s 88 counties.

Established by the Ohio History Connection in 2000, the mission of Ohio Memory is to provide access to historical treasures of Ohio, bringing together primary sources from all parts of the state in an online scrapbook that:

  • celebrates state and local history
  • encourages cooperation between archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, and other cultural organizations
  • allows the global community to discover and explore Ohio’s rich past


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