Ohio School for the Deaf
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On April 17, 1817, the first United States school for the deaf was opened in Hartford, Connecticut. Three years later, a parent from Stark County applied for state aid to send his son to the s… Read More

Ohio Memory Madness 2015: We Have a Winner!
Ohio Memory

It was a close race to the end, with a good showing by both events--but following the close of voting on Monday, our 2015 Ohio Memory Madness Champion was declared to be... the 1964 Freedom Summer… Read More

Ohio Memory Madness 2015: The Final Four!
Ohio Memory

Final Four voting for Ohio Memory Madness 2015 is well underway, and soon we will know which historic Ohio event will be named this year’s champion. The events featured in this year’s competition… Read More

Ohio Memory Madness 2015: The Wright Brothers and the First Flight Photograph
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On Thursday, December 17, 1903, at 10:35 a.m., Orville Wright succeeded in making the world’s first powered, controlled, sustained flight in a heavier-than-air machine. The plane flew for 12 secon… Read More

Ohio Memory Madness 2015!
Ohio Memory

  It's that time of year again--time for our third annual Ohio Memory Madness contest! Like in years past, Ohio Memory staff (with the guidance and input of Ohio History Connection cur… 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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