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Our Story

From our earliest history, we gather and tell stories. It’s through these stories that we connect. We connect to each other. We connect to shared beliefs and values. We connect to generations past as every tale is preserved and retold.

At Ohio History Connection, we don’t just tell the stories, we bring them to life. To your life.


Browse 58+ historic sites & museums located in 40 counties across Ohio.

Events & Experiences

Search by site, date or topic to find (or plan) the event that's just right for you.


Search our collections, visit the Archives & Library and see what other research tools we have to offer.

Our Promise

Through preserving and sharing stories, we provide a way for people to connect meaningfully with Ohio's past—the places and people who came before us—through historic sites and museums, preservation, interactive exhibits and events, and dynamic resources and research. This experience develops a deep sense of both individual and community identity connecting us to one another then, now, and forever.


Offering on-site and virtual learning programs aligned with Ohio's learning standards.

Preserving Ohio

Preserving historic places, community history and our nation's cultural and historic resources.

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Upcoming Events

September 9, 2022

Open Doors: West Chester-Union Township Historical Society

Join us in celebrating the first time our two-room school house, built in 1900, is open to the public.

September 9, 2022

Open Doors: McGuffey House and Museum Open House

The Legacy of William Holmes McGuffey, the history of Miami University and the Federal vernacular architecture of the 1833 National Historic Landmark house. Guided tours available.

September 9, 2022

Open Doors: The Historic Jones Building Public Tour and Reception

Join us for a tour of the Historic Jones building and learn more about its long and distinguished history and its current use as artist studios and art gallery.

September 9, 2022 - September 10, 2022

Open Doors: Brownhelm Heritage Museum Open House

The Brownhelm Heritage Museum, a charming church on Claus Road, will be opening its doors to visitors on September 9th and 10th, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Come hear about this 1870 building’s history and its amazing survival. Sit in the century old pews. Listen to piano music and the church bell ringing. Relax and […]

September 9, 2022 - September 18, 2022

Open Doors: Ten Days at the Four Corners Heritage Center

You’re invited! Visit this 1890s historic gem from September 9 -18 / 1 – 4 p.m. A variety of activities are planned throughout the 10 days of Ohio Open Doors. throughout the 10 days will be planned. This piece of heritage is rich with educational, inspirational and fun artifacts from Henry County. Discover the culture […]

September 9, 2022

Open Doors: Remarkable Lake County, OH Open House

The Lake County Visitors Bureau, Remarkable Lake County, OH, is holding an Open House to showcase their new offices in downtown Painesville located in the historic Painesville National Bank building.

September 9, 2022 - September 10, 2022

Open Doors: Huber Machinery Museum

We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the opening of Huber Machinery Museum located on the Marion County Fairgrounds. The museum displays artifacts from the early inventions of Industrialist Edward Huber and the equipment manufactured decades after his death. The museum contains over 2000 plus artifacts and inventory items including Ed Huber’s first invention, a […]

September 9, 2022

Ohio Open Doors Virtual Night Rock Hunt

Do you Love hunting for Rocks??!! Join us on a VIRTUAL Night Rock Hunt on Friday, September 9, 2022 starting at 10 p.m. and ending just before Midnight. The event will stream live on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/jcmininghtemllc. Be sure to let us know you will join us by visiting our Facebook page and […]

September 9, 2022 - September 10, 2022

Open Doors: Wyandot County Museum “Behind the Scenes” Tours

Have you ever visited the Wyandot County Museum and wondered what the basement looks like or what is down there? Have you toured the museum and been curious what is hidden behind the attic door at the top of the third floor? If so, this is your chance to see “Behind the Scenes” at the Wyandot […]

September 9, 2022

Open Doors: 2nd Friday Celebration of the Arts

Celebrate the arts as you tour the 173-year-old Oxford College for Women. Enjoy a complimentary artist reception from 6-7:30 p.m. At the same time, you can stroll through three art galleries on the main floor, tour historic Ox College, browse one-of-a-kind art in the Art Shop, or chat with one of 30 resident artists in […]

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Latest Blog Posts

We offer deeper perspectives across multiple categories, including Natural History, Education & Learning, History, Archaeology, Ohio's Sports and even Event Planning at the Ohio History Center. A sampling of our latest blog posts can be found below.

August 26, 2022

Exploring the Hartman Rock Garden

August 23, 2022

Peering Back In Time – 19th Century Microscope Slides of William Sullivant

An unassuming dark wooden cabinet on the shelves in the collections revealed beautiful 19th century microscope slides from William Sullivant.

August 19, 2022

Family Furniture Reimagined

Do you repurpose furniture? Learn how one Ohio family reimagined their furniture in the past and found ways to repurpose pieces.

August 15, 2022

Road Trippin’ with Truda: Fort Ancient

Join Truda Shinker, our membership manager, as she visit the sites in the Ohio History Connection network! This month's road trip took her to Fort Ancient in Oregonia. If you’ve lived in Ohio for very long, you’ve most likely seen the exit for Fort Ancient on I-71. I know I’ve passed it each time I’ve […]

August 12, 2022

Yes, You Can! – Preserving Summer’s Bounty, Historically and Today

August 9, 2022

Prepare for Takeoff: Ohio’s Aviation History

August 5, 2022

New Acquisition of Kenyon Hayden Architecture Portfolio

By Lisa Wood, Audiovisual Curator The Ohio History Connection Archives & Library recently received the generous donation of a student portfolio by Kenyon Hayden. She studied architecture at The Ohio State University and became, if not the first, one of the earliest licensed female architects in Ohio. This portfolio complements the personal papers of Kenyon […]

July 29, 2022

Back to School in Pioneer Times

July 18, 2022

The State Library of Ohio at the Ohio State Fair

July 16, 2022

Newark Earthworks Remnants Walking Tour, July 23, 2022

Join a guided walking tour of portions of the Newark Earthworks on Saturday, July 23 from 9 am to Noon. It will start and end at the Great Circle Museum (455 Hebron Rd., Heath, OH) and will cover about three miles of mostly level terrain on public sidewalks. Walking shoes and a water bottle are […]

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