ohio history connection

Removing Confederate Monuments

Jun 29, 2020
A statue of a Confederate soldier was beheaded at Camp Chase Cemetery in Columbus in August 2017.
Esther Honig / WOSU

This episode originally aired on June 24, 2020.

The statue of Christopher Columbus at City Hall will be removed in response to calls against the glorification of the man who colonized the Americas at the expense and slaughter of thousands of Indigenous people.

Removing Confederate Monuments

Jun 24, 2020
A statue of a Confederate soldier was beheaded at Camp Chase Cemetery in Columbus in August 2017.
Esther Honig / WOSU

The statue of Christopher Columbus at City Hall will be removed in response to calls against the glorification of the man who colonized the Americas at the expense and slaughter of thousands of Indigenous people.

Remembering D-Day And World War II

May 25, 2020
 Soldiers in cargo vehicles move onto a beach in Normandy during the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June 6, 1944. After fierce fighting, the Allies established a foothold in northern France.
U.S Army / Flickr Creative Commons

This episode originally aired on June 5, 2019.

June 6 marks the anniversary of D-Day, when more than 150,000 Allied troops spilled onto five beach along the French coast in what is seen as the primary turning point, the beginning of the end of World War II. 

Ohio History Connection To Offer Special MLK Day Programs

Jan 17, 2020
The Ohio History Center in Columbus
Sam Howzit / Fl

The Ohio History Connection is offering special hours and programs Monday to mark the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Courtesy of Ohio History Connection

A judge in Licking County granted the Ohio History Connection’s petition for full access to a portion of land near Newark.

The Cultural Significance Of Ohio Archaeological Sites

Apr 29, 2019
Courtesy of Ohio History Connection

The fire at Notre Dame this month shook the Western world, with billionaires pledging millions of dollars towards its restoration. 

The 13th century cathedral is an important cultural, historical, and religious symbol of Western Civilization.

Back in Ohio, however, culturally rich archaeological sites dating back more than a thousand years before Notre Dame are legally bulldozed. 

Today on All Sides, a closer look at Ohio’s ancient structures, who built them and how they shape the cultural identity of the state. 

Ohio Museums Share Ideas for Inclusivity

Apr 15, 2019

Many museums across the state and nation are working to better serve people who historically have not been visiting or feeling welcome.

“Becoming an inclusive, diverse and accessible space is not something that can be achieved by a single program or exhibit,” said Johnna McEntee, executive director of the Ohio Museums Association.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine
Jay LaPrete / AP

A conservative think tank has put out a list of ways it thinks Gov. Mike DeWine is wasting $2.5 billion in his proposed budget. They're listed in the latest edition of what’s called the "Piglet Book."

Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

For the first time, Ohio’s two constitutions are on display at the Statehouse, in an exhibit opened on the eve of the original constitution’s signing 216 years ago.

Michael Lee / WOSU

Megan Bursey noticed something different about Columbus when she visited her girlfriend last December.

“There were just pride flags everywhere and 'Make America Gay Again’ flags," Bursey says. "I was looking for a bicycle and all the bike stores had flags everywhere and it was really nice to see that. People were very openly gay, which was very comforting, too.”

A group that supports the Serpent Mound historical site in Adams County is upset with the decision to cancel a popular Winter Solstice event.

Peter Souza / White House

The second annual Tribal Nations Conference kicks off on Oct. 31, with representatives from 13 tribes from across the country gathering at the Ohio History Connection.

Alliance Historical Society

Quite a few of the buildings in the heart of Alliance, in eastern Stark County, haven’t been in use for a long time.  So they still look a lot like they did a century ago.  And that may be one of the reasons why the city is seeking a historical district designation for its downtown.

Nick Houser

Oftentimes our vacation travels take us to places with a lot of great history to explore.  Conversations with friends who actually live in the places we visit generally get around to what we saw that day.  It's usually a combination of quirky little shops, historic buildings, off-the-beaten-path hikes, and the occasional ghost town.  (Yes, they are out there!)