Perkins Observatory: The Place for Space!
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For decades after donating money for the construction of the earlier Perkins Student Observatory to Ohio Wesleyan University in 1893, mathematics and astronomy professor Hiram M. Perkins dreamed o… Read More

Hit the Road, Jack!
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In 1788, Marietta became the first permanent settlement in Ohio, quickly followed by a plethora of other settlements, all before Ohio’s statehood.  This rapid growth is due to Ohio having all of t… Read More

Little Stories of the Great War: Ohioans in World War I
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  The Digital Services staff of the Ohio History Connection are proud to announce that we are the recipients of a recent grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for… Read More

May Day, May Day!
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May 1 – May Day – might have more observances attached to it than any other date on the calendar. There is the centuries-old spring celebration, of course, with May poles and ribbons and flower ba… Read More

"All This Joy Was Turned to Sorrow"
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150 years ago, as war-weary Americans were celebrating reports that the U.S. Civil War was finally at an end, news arrived that shocked the nation--President Lincoln, who had led the divided count… 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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