Materia Medica
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For thousands of years, animals of all kinds have turned to plants as a source for health and well-being, and have handed down their knowledge from generation to generation. For humans, this p… Read More

About Time: The Dueber Hampden Watch Works
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June 21, 1889, was a noteworthy day in the city of Canton, Ohio. 126 years ago this Sunday, the first watch case was made at the Dueber Hampden watch works in Canton, which would go on to beco… Read More

Thomas Worthington: Dignus virtute avorum
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On June 12, 1787, the delegates of the Constitutional Convention agreed that “No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the age of thirty years, and been nine years a citizen of… Read More

"Hamburger Capital of the World"
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The White Castle name and brand is one that's long been synonymous with classic fast food for Ohioans. It was on June 3, 1929, that Columbus opened its first White Castle restaurant, and withi… Read More

"More Wonders of the Invisible World"
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This week marks the anniversaries of two events in the history of witch trials in the United States. On May 26, 1647, Alse Young became the first person to be hanged as a witch in the American col… 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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