William McKinley: This Man of the People
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On September 6, 1901, William McKinley was shot inside of New York’s Temple of Music by anarchist Leon Czolgosz. McKinley died just over a week later from his wounds, and Czolgosz was put to death… Read More

"We'll Meet You At Cedar Point"
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Summer may be winding down, but there’s still time to visit one of Ohio's many tourist destinations, Cedar Point! Located on Lake Erie in Sandusky, this is the state’s oldest amusement park and th… Read More

“Oh We Boarded the Boat on the Breast of the River So Wide”
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The 19th century is characterized by rapid expansion across the continent, facilitated by new, convenient forms of travel. Stagecoaches and other conveyances powered by horses were still in use an… Read More

Ohio Day at the Pan-American Exposition!
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Tomorrow marks the anniversary, back in 1901, of what was declared to be "Ohio Day" at the Pan-American Exposition, a World's Fair held in Buffalo, New York, from May through November in 1901.… Read More

Singularly Meritorious Actions: The Purple Heart
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On August 7, 1782, George Washington established the Badge of Military Merit. It was the first award of its kind, as it was given in recognition of service to the nation, regardless of rank. The a… 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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