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February 2019

Statehood Day

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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$40

Join fellow history lovers at the Ohio Statehouse to commemorate Ohio's birthday—and to advocate for Ohio History. In commemoration of Ohio’s founding, we and our partners invite you to join a broad coalition of history advocates for our annual Statehood Day event. The state’s birthday serves as an appropriate time each year for history advocates to come together to help showcase the importance of Ohio’s history and how history, historic preservation and the organizations that help provide access to Ohio’s rich history…

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March 2019

Region 7 – WEST CENTRAL – OLHA Regional Meeting

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E North St
Sidney, OH 45365 United States
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$30 – $35

Register by Friday, March 1 For organizations in Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby Counties. Host: Shelby County Historical Society Meet at: Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E North St, Sidney, OH 45365 Note: Parking is available in the library parking lot, or across N Main Ave, behind the William A. Ross Jr. Historical Center. 9:00 REGISTRATION 9:30 WELCOME 9:45 SHARING TIME 11:00 SESSION  Yes, You Can: Manufacturing Day How-To with Tilda Phlipot, Shelby County Historical Society 12:00 LUNCH 12:30 ALLIANCE…

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Region 9 – SOUTHEAST – OLHA Regional Meeting

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Meigs County Historical Society, 399 South 3rd St.
Middleport, OH 45760 United States
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$30 – $35

Register by Friday, March 1 For organizations in Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton Counties. Hosts: Meigs County Historical Society & Chester Shade Historical Association Meet at: Morning: Meigs County Historical Society, 399 South 3rd St., Middleport, OH 45760 Afternoon: Chester Shade Historical Association, 46454 St. Rt. 248, Chester, OH 45720 9:00 REGISTRATION (Meigs County Historical Society) 9:30 WELCOME 9:45 SESSION  Preserving History, Cut in Stone with Jay Russell, Respectful Interment Preservations 10:45 SESSION  How to Preserve “Born Digital” Photos with Gary Coleman, Coleman Photography LLC 11:45…

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Region 6 – CENTRAL – OLHA Regional Meeting

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Griswold Center, Town Hall, 777 High Street
Wothington, OH 43085 United States
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$30 – $35

Register by Friday, March 8 For organizations in Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Perry, Pickaway, and Union Counties. Host: Worthington Historical Society Meet at: Griswold Center, 777 High St., Worthington, OH 43085 9:00 REGISTRATION 9:30 WELCOME 9:45 SESSION  Strategies for Effective Donor Cultivation with Mike Schmidt, Cramer & Associates 11:00 SHARING TIME 12:00 LUNCH 12:45 ALLIANCE REGION 6 BUSINESS MEETING & OHIO HISTORY CONNECTION LOCAL HISTORY OFFICE REPORT 1:15 SESSION  Connecting with Potential Members, Volunteers, Audiences and Financial Supporters with Kate LaLonde, Worthington Historical Society 2:30 SESSION  Engaging Your Community through Readers…

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Region 8 – SOUTHWEST – OLHA Regional Meeting

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Warren County Historical Society, Harmon Museum, 105 S. Broadway
Lebanon, OH 45036 United States
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$30 – $35

Register by Friday, March 8 For organizations in Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren counties. Host/Meet at: Warren County Historical Society, Harmon Museum, 105 S. Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036 Note: Drive past the building, turn left on South Street and then right into the driveway to the parking lot on the left. The parking lot is shared with the library. The entrance to the Harmon Museum on the parking lot side of the building is fully accessible. 9:00 REGISTRATION 9:30 WELCOME 9:45 SESSION  Getting People into your…

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Region 3 – NORTHEAST – OLHA Regional Meeting

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Lakewood Historical Society, Nicholson House, 13335 Detroit Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107 United States
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$30 – $35

Register by Friday, March 15 For organizations in Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, and Summit Counties. Host: Lakewood Historical Society Meet at: Lakewood Historical Society, Nicholson House, 13335 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107 Notes on Parking: A limited number of handicap spots are available along the side of the Nicholson House, 14 spots are available at the Detroit-Clarence Medical Building, 13314 Detroit Avenue across the street from the Nicholson House. Street parking is available on surrounding streets. If parking is available at St. Edward’s High School across…

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Region 10 – SOUTHEAST – OLHA Regional Meeting

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Stone Academy, 115 Jefferson Street
Zanesville, OH 43701 United States
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$30 – $35

Register by Friday, March 15 For organizations in Belmont, Coshocton, Guernsey, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, and Washington Counties. Host: Muskingum County History Meet at: Stone Academy, 115 Jefferson Street, Zanesville, OH 43701 Note: Parking is available along Jefferson Street and in a small lot at the side of the museum. Signs will be posted and a volunteer from Muskingum County History will help direct you to a parking space. Further note that the floors inside the Stone Academy can be on different levels from room to room, leading…

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April 2019

Region 1 – NORTHWEST – OLHA Regional Meeting

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Jaeger Hall, St. Clement Parish, 3030 Tremainsville Rd.
Toledo, OH 43613 United States
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$30 – $35

Register by Friday, March 29 For organizations in Allen, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Williams, and Wood Counties. Host: Toledo Firefighters Museum Meet at: Jaeger Hall, St. Clement Parish, 3030 Tremainsville Rd, Toledo, OH 43613 9:00 REGISTRATION 9:30 WELCOME 9:45 SESSION  Partnering for the People with John Swearingen, Jr., Museum of Fulton County 11:00 SHARING TIME 11:45 LUNCH 12:30 ALLIANCE REGION 1 BUSINESS MEETING & OHIO HISTORY CONNECTION LOCAL HISTORY SERVICES REPORT 1:00 SESSION  Ohio Humanities and Your Community with…

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Region 5 – EAST – OLHA Regional Meeting

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way
Massillon, OH 44646 United States
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$30 – $35

Register by Friday, March 29 For organizations in Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Stark, Tuscarawas, and Wayne Counties. Host/Meet at: Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646 9:00 REGISTRATION 9:30 WELCOME 9:45 CONCURRENT SESSIONS PANEL: Museum Mascots: Ambassadors for Your Organization with Kami Stanley, Reeves Museum; and Jill Decker, Massilon Museum PANEL: What is it? Resources to Help You Identify Your Artifact with Mandy Altimus Stahl, Massillon Museum; and Kimberly Kenney, William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum 11:00…

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Region 2 – NORTH CENTRAL – OLHA Regional Meeting

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lexington Senior Civic Center, 67 E Main St
Lexington, OH 44904 United States
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$30 – $35

Register by Friday, April 5 For organizations in Ashland, Crawford, Erie, Huron, Marion, Morrow, Ottawa, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, and Wyandot Counties. Host: Richland County Museum Meet at: Lexington Senior Civic Center, 67 E Main St, Lexington, OH 44904 9:00 REGISTRATION 9:30 WELCOME 9:45 SESSION  Finding Aids for the People: Creating Finding Aids for Paper Collections with Cate Putirskis, The Ohio State University Libraries 11:00 SHARING TIME 11:45 LUNCH 12:30 ALLIANCE REGION 2 BUSINESS MEETING & OHIO HISTORY CONNECTION LOCAL HISTORY SERVICES REPORT 1:00 SESSION  Engaging Young People with…

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Region 4 – NORTHEAST – OLHA Regional Meeting

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Trumbull County Historical Society, Warren-Trumbull County Library, 444 Mahoning Ave NW
Warren, OH 44483 United States
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$30 – $35

Register by Friday, April 5 For organizations in Ashtabula, Geauga, Mahoning, Portage, and Trumbull Counties. Host: Trumbull County Historical Society Meet at: The Kinsman House, 303 Mahoning Avenue, Warren, Ohio 44483 9:00 REGISTRATION 9:30 WELCOME 9:45 SESSION  Marketing and Social Media Presence for Small Museums with Amber Farris, McKinley Memorial Museum 10:45 SESSION  Strategic Planning: Benefits and Lessons Learned with Meghan Reed and panelists, Trumbull County Historical Society 11:30 SHARING TIME 12:15 LUNCH 1:00 ALLIANCE REGION 4 BUSINESS MEETING & OHIO HISTORY CONNECTION LOCAL HISTORY OFFICE REPORT 1:45 SESSION  Minding the Business While Changing the World: Reporting and Fiduciary…

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Genealogical DNA Testing for Beginners

April 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ohio History Center, 800 E 17th Ave
Columbus, OH 43211 United States
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$15 – $20

Nationally-known expert Kelli Bergheimer explains how DNA testing can help you find your matches and break down barriers in your research.  Learn about different types of DNA testing, determine which test makes the most sense for you and make sense of your results. Date/Time: April 13, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: Ohio History Center Cost: $15/Ohio History Connection members, $20/non-members Register Online Or Call: 800.686.1541

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May 2019

Willard Revolutionary War Reenactment and Encampment

May 10 @ 9:00 am - May 11 @ 2:00 pm
Willard Middle/High School, 1 Flashes Ave.
Willard, OH 44890 United States
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Free

Every May, eighth-grade students at Willard Middle School create a Revolutionary War Reenactment and Encampment in Willard, Ohio. Join the fun this year. May 10-11, 2019 Reenactors, Suttlers, and Volunteers are welcome. Learn about life in the 1700s and watch battle scenes reenacted by students. Volunteer sign up Details at https://willardrevwar.com/ Vendors for the Colonial Trade Fair Details at https://willardrevwar.com/

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Learning More about Your Family Photographs

May 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ohio History Center, 800 E 17th Ave
Columbus, OH 43211 United States
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$15 – $20

May 11, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Ohio History CenterWant to find out more about the old photos you’ve collected? There may be information captured in those images that tell you more than you realize.  Sharpen your observation skills and learn how to accurately assign a date to a photograph which can help you in your family history research.  This hands on workshop focuses on 19th and early 20th century photography.Cost: $15/Ohio History Connection members, $20/non-members Register Online Or Call: 800.686.1541

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Fundraising for Sustainability: How to Increase Revenue for Small Institutions

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, 151 W Wood St
Youngstown, OH 44501 United States
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Free

Join us for “Fundraising for Sustainability: How to Increase Revenue for Small Institutions.” Has your organization struggled with fundraising and community support? Are you looking for ways to increase your programs and your membership? Join us to discuss ways that small institutions can build capacity for long-term sustainability. Meghan Reed is the Director of the Trumbull County Historical Society. This workshop is FREE and open to the public. Send RSVP and questions to Brianna Treleven, bltreleven.americorps@gmail.com, 330-941-3459. Registration is highly…

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