• The Law of the Land: Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase

    With a U.S. Supreme Court nomination in the news recently, this seems like a good time to look at the history of our nation’s highest court. Since the Supreme Court met for the first time in February 1790, ten justices have been either Ohio residents at the time of their ... more

  • Wilbur H. Siebert Collection Now Open!

    Have you heard the news? In years past, the Wilbur H. Siebert Collection on Ohio Memory–full of fantastic primary and secondary resources related to Siebert’s research on the Underground Railroad–has been made available without its regular subscription cost for the month ... more

  • The Voice of the People–President Woodrow Wilson

    February 3rd marks the anniversary of the death of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States. An advocate for democracy and world peace, Wilson led the country through World War I and endorsed the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted suffrage in federal elections to American ... more

  • How to Grow Younger

    Each time period, culture and person has a unique idea of what makes something or someone beautiful—as the saying goes, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” But no matter what specific qualities are used to define beauty, humans have undoubtedly been preoccupied ... more

  • Ohio and the Space Race

    Did you know there’s a NASA research facility in Ohio? On January 23, 1941, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics broke ground on a new research facility in Cleveland, Ohio. The committee, also known as NACA, was established in 1915 to oversee U.S. aviation research, and ... more

  • A New Designation for Historic Zoar!

    Have you heard the news? Zoar Village, part of the Ohio History Connection’s statewide system of historic sites, has been designated as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior! With this designation, Zoar joins an impressive list of only about 2,500 other ... more

  • Shades of Green: County Atlases in Ohio Memory

    Approximately ten years ago, in a combined effort between the State Library of Ohio and the Ohio Department of Transportation, a number of county atlases in the library’s collection were digitized. The Department of Transportation was primarily interested in comparing older atlases ... more

  • “Greet the Coming New Year, as the Old Year Passes Out”

    This coming weekend will see Ohioans (wherever they may be!) bidding farewell to 2016 and welcoming in the New Year. As the old year closes and 2017 begins, we’d like to take a look back at some of the “New Years” of years past! Cards, like the one seen above, ... more

  • A Light in the Darkness: Traditions of Light at Hanukkah and Christmas

    In an unusual twist, both Hanukkah and Christmas will take place this weekend, with Hanukkah beginning on Christmas Eve (December 24th) and the first full day falling on Christmas. For both winter holidays, the use of light figures prominently in celebrations and traditions. Hanukkah, ... more

  • Remembering John Glenn

    Ohio and the entire world truly lost a hero this last week on December 8th, with the passing of John Glenn. Born in Cambridge, Ohio, on July 18, 1921, Glenn was a lifelong Ohioan who leaves behind a legacy that will be impossible to equal. After an idyllic childhood in ... more