A Mid-Winter Getaway
Ohio Memory

Ohio, like a large swath of the United States, has been hit with a real wave of winter weather this past week, and many of us may be feeling the desire to head somewhere warmer and sunnier until t… Read More

Ohio's Bicentennial Barns
Ohio Memory

If you’ve driven anywhere in Ohio, you’ve probably seen them. Most are white or red, and a couple structures are unpainted. They are different shapes and various designs and have different owners.… Read More

A National Day of Service
Ohio Memory

This Monday, January 19th, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday authorized in 1983. Dr. King is remembered as a key figure in the Civil Rights movement, and a lifelong advocate for pea… Read More

Worth a Thousand Words
Ohio Memory

Imagine life without photographs. There would be no way to quickly and easily capture images of friends and family, no in-the-moment snapshots of vacations, no selfies. Social media – Facebook, Pi… Read More

A Little New Year's Reading
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As we celebrate the first days of 2015, we hope all of our Ohio Memory visitors and readers have had a restful and happy holiday season. This week's post offers a bit of light reading celebrating… 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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