Moments From Ohio Memory
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Each year, we in the United States set aside February as Black History Month (incidentally, Canada observes Black History Month in February, as well). The people that bring you Ohio Memory are pro… Read More

Daniel A. Payne: A Ministry of Education
Ohio Memory

This upcoming Tuesday, February 24, is the birthday of a remarkable figure in Ohio's history. It was on this date in 1811 that Daniel A. Payne was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of fr… Read More

Dig Into the Siebert Collection!
Ohio Memory

  Ohio Memory is happy to announce that, like in years past, access to the Wilbur H. Siebert Collection is open to the public for the month of February in honor of Black History Month!… Read More

"A Free, Happy and Prosperous People"
Ohio Memory

On February 6, 1820, the first organized group of African Americans migrated from the United States to present-day Liberia, due largely to the work of the Society for the Colonization of Free… Read More

A Mid-Winter Getaway
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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 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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