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!
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  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

State Symbols of Ohio
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Did you hear? Efforts are in the works to declare "Hang On Sloopy" Ohio's official rock song! The song has long been recognized for its Ohio ties, and was named our state rock song in 1985 by Hous… Read More

Martha Kinney Cooper and the Ohioana Library
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Located in Columbus and housed in the same building as the State Library of Ohio, the Ohioana Library “is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and promoting the written work of Ohio’s writers, art… Read More

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


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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