• “Little Stories” Now Online!

    You may recall around this time last year we announced our recent receipt of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In that blog post, you learned about our plans to convene an advisory board to guide the project, develop a pilot digital collection of World War I ... more

  • The Boy General: George Armstrong Custer

    This June 25 will mark the 140th anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn, otherwise known as Custer’s Last Stand. Ohioan George Armstrong Custer was many things in his lifetime – teacher, student, soldier – but it was his last, most notorious act for which he is best ... more

  • “The stars incline, but do not compel”

    Since the beginning of human existence, mankind has looked to the stars and other celestial bodies for explanations of human behavior and earthly events in a practice known as astrology. Early astrologers observed and predicted seasons, star movements, lunar cycles and more, so ... more

  • The Committee of Five: Drafting the Declaration of Independence

    In a blog post this past March, we shared with you The Genuine Principles of the Ancient Saxon, or English Constitution, which included the first version of the Declaration of Independence to be printed in book format. June 11 will mark 240 years since the Declaration’s drafters, ... more

  • A Brief History of Hocking Hills State Park

      Saturday, June 4, marks the American Hiking Society’s annual National Trails Day, a day to enjoy some of America’s great trails. Ohio Memory is celebrating National Trails Day by guiding you through a brief tour of Hocking Hills State Park, highlighting some of the ... more

  • Memorial Day on Ohio Memory

    People around Ohio and around the country are preparing for Memorial Day weekend–a long weekend off work for many, and the unofficial kick-off to the summer season. What we sometimes forget over this holiday, though, is that Memorial Day is a national day of remembrance with deep ... more

  • A Succinct and Circumstantial Narrative: The Expedition of Lewis and Clark

    On May 14, 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark departed St. Louis for what would be a two year expedition across the new Louisiana Purchase, through the Continental Divide, and finally to the Pacific Ocean. In honor of the 212th anniversary of their journey, we would like to share ... more

  • Knitting Women of World War I

    Right now we’re in the middle of the World War I centenary. While the world’s men were off fighting one hundred years ago, women on the home front were helping the war effort in their own way. Knitting was one of the most common forms of help for women to ... more

  • An Open Window on Our History

    One of the beauties of digitization is that it allows us to interact with rare and unique cultural objects in new and exciting ways. This interaction includes the ability to put together related items to create an experience that breathes life into objects in our collection, turning the ... more

  • “You Must Have Shakespeare”

    Saturday, April 23 is the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the English playwright and poet who authored nearly 40 plays and over 150 sonnets during the late 16th and early 17th centuries. While Shakespeare never stepped foot inside Ohio – or North America, for ... more