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June 2019

Disability History Lecture & Ida Saxton McKinley Birthday Tea

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
National McKinley Birthplace Memorial, 40 North Main St
Niles, OH 44446 United States
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Free

Join us Thursday, June 6th from 12 pm to 2 pm as we welcome Dr. Marcelle Wilson of Youngstown State University for her lecture "Disability History In the 19th & 20th Centuries" with our first annual Ida Saxton McKinley Birthday Tea. The 2019 McKinley History Speakers Series is presented by the McKinley Memorial Museum and the McKinley Memorial Library. The events will take place in the Auditorium on the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial grounds. All programs are free, open to…

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Gravestone Preservation Workshop 2019

June 8 @ 9:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm
Brownhelm Cemetery, 3025 North Ridge Road
Vermilion, OH 44089 United States
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$50

The Brownhelm Historical Association is sponsoring a gravestone preservation workshop where you will learn how to properly and effectively clean, restore, and preserve gravestones during this 2-day course. The training will be led by Mark Morton of Gravestone Guardians of Ohio. Specifically, we will be learning the 6 basic & most important steps to cemetery preservation. For those who attended last year, more advanced techniques and demonstrations will be available. Lunch and drinks will be provided by the Brownhelm Historical…

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Digitizing on a Dime: Digitization Basics for Individuals and Small Genealogy Societies

June 15 @ 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 “Digitizing on a Dime: Digitization Basics for Individuals and Small Genealogy Societies.” This workshop demonstrates the basics of digitization for your family or society’s historic photos and documents. Learn best practices for creating and keeping digital files with limited resources. This workshop will cover the fundamentals of digitization, image capture techniques, description requirements, and storage and access to your digital collections. Kristin Britanik is the Digital Collections Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh and Founder of Deep…

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Catalyzing Conversations: How to Activate Collections in a Socially Relevant Way

June 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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$15 – $25

Events of the past few years have thrown a stark light on the nature of museum-community connection, and prompted many to ask: What could be the role of a museum to respond to events that rock our communities? and What are the moral implications of “business as usual”? While artists often tackle issues of their time, institutions tend to be conservative in their response. Recently, however, some in the museum field have signaled increasing willingness to take a more explicit role as community…

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The Strategic Playbook: Intro to Strategic Planning (Delphos)

June 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Museum of Postal History, 339 N Main St
Delphos, OH 45833 United States
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$30

Ohio History Connection Department of Local History presents The Strategic Playbook: An Intro to Strategic Planning for History Organizations Learn what strategic planning is, why it is essential for organizational development, how to create and implement a strategic plan and how to establish a criteria for measuring success. Lunch will be provided. All workshops are held 9:30 a.m.—4 p.m. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent planning documents. Cost: $30/two people Wednesday, June 26, Museum of Postal History,…

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July 2019

The Strategic Playbook: Intro to Strategic Planning (Caldwell)

July 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Noble County Historical Society, Ball-Caldwell Homestead; 16 East St.
Caldwell, OH 43724 United States
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$30

Ohio History Connection Department of Local History presents The Strategic Playbook: An Intro to Strategic Planning for History Organizations Learn what strategic planning is, why it is essential for organizational development, how to create and implement a strategic plan and how to establish a criteria for measuring success. Lunch will be provided. All workshops are held 9:30 a.m.—4 p.m. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent planning documents. Cost: $30/two people Thursday, July 11, Noble County Historical Society,…

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The Strategic Playbook: Intro to Strategic Planning (Warren)

July 13 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Sutliff Museum, 444 Mahoning Ave NW
Warren, OH United States
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$30

Ohio History Connection Department of Local History presents The Strategic Playbook: An Intro to Strategic Planning for History Organizations Learn what strategic planning is, why it is essential for organizational development, how to create and implement a strategic plan and how to establish a criteria for measuring success. Lunch will be provided. All workshops are held 9:30 a.m.—4 p.m. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent planning documents. Cost: $30/two people Saturday, July 13, The Sutliff Museum, Warren, Region…

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Cemetery Preservation Workshop – Arcanum, Ohio

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ithaca Cemetery, 708 State Route 503
Arcanum, OH 45304 United States
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$30

Jointly sponsored by the Twin Township Trustees and AWTHS a Hands on Workshop to learn correct and safe methods to clean stones and fix head stones as well as info on preserving cemeteries. Instructor Mark Morton from Gravestone Guardians of Ohio will lead the class. https://www.facebook.com/Gravestone-Guardians-of-Ohio-538662842826649/ Reserve your spot early. Class size limited to 20-25. $30 each pre-paid participants. See web site for registration form and details under the "Events" tab. http://arcanumhistoricalsociety.org/wordpress/?page_id=16 Rain date July 27. No refunds unless class…

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August 2019

Nature as Living History: How to Expand Your Museum to the Outdoors

August 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd
Newark, OH 43056 United States
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$15 – $25

Has your museum thought about its outdoors as an extension of the collections?  Maybe your institution has a historically significant tree planted by the founder or a plant installed by staff in honor of an institutional milestone. Or, your museum may want to mark an anniversary by planting a tree or garden but no one on staff has a horticulture background. Participants will learn more about arboreta and how they act as a tree museum that provides beauty, education and…

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The Strategic Playbook: Intro to Strategic Planning (Massillon)

August 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way
Massillon, OH 44646 United States
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$30

Ohio History Connection Department of Local History presents The Strategic Playbook: An Intro to Strategic Planning for History Organizations Learn what strategic planning is, why it is essential for organizational development, how to create and implement a strategic plan and how to establish a criteria for measuring success. Lunch will be provided. All workshops are held 9:30 a.m.—4 p.m. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent planning documents. Cost: $30/two people Wednesday, August 14, Massillon Museum, Massillon, Region 5…

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Toolbox Workshop: Historical Markers & History Fund Grants

August 17 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, 151 W Wood St
Youngstown, OH 44501 United States
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Free

A two-for-one deal for our August Toolbox Workshop! The morning session “How to Win an Ohio Historical Marker” will be led by Laura Russell, the Historical Markers Coordinator at Ohio History Connection, from 10:30am-noon. The competition to obtain Ohio Historical Markers has increased remarkably. Besides reliance on creditable sources and compelling statements of historical significance, strong marker applications share other traits. Find out what those are and how to submit an application that will win approval. We will break for…

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Africans 400 years in America: “I Am An Answered Prayer”

August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ohio History Center, 800 E 17th Ave
Columbus, OH 43211 United States
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Free

Hosted by the Spirituality Network recognizing the August 1619 arrival of 20 enslaved Africans at Point Comfort in the English colony of Virginia. Fashioned after traditional "Watch Night" services, the reception will feature spoken word, music and artifact displays from the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center and the Ohio History Connection as well as speakers discussing the significance of African American history and culture, especially in Ohio. The event is free; RSVPs required. To register and for more information,…

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September 2019

A Walking Tour of Arcanum, Ohio

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society, 123 W. George Street
Arcanum, OH 45304 United States
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Come join us September 7 at 9:00 am at Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society. We will start the tour with a brief history lesson about our organization and the Louis Deitrich Saloon building as well as our restoration of the house. Next we will walk the town, led by Fred Troutwine, to learn about the Designated Historic Sites around town. If these buildings and homes could talk! Tour will be approximately 2 hours long. This is the 15th year of…

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Roan Smothers on Longtown in Darke County

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society, 123 W. George Street
Arcanum, OH 45304 United States
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Free

Roan Smothers will speak on Longtown. Mr. Smothers in researching his family genealogy found that his mother’s families’ origins were from Longtown, in Darke County Ohio. Through his research, he discovered the Clemens and Alexander’s families were the first settlers of Longtown. He joined the Union Literary Institute Preservation Society (ULIPS) and is currently the President of the ULIPS and have expanded the mission of the ULIPS to save all the remaining structures of Longtown. He wrote and nominate the…

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On-The-Road: Back to the Future – Visions for Walnut Hills from the 1970s to 2010s

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Charles E. Dillard Center, 791 E. McMillan
Cincinnati, OH 45206 United States
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What is the meaning of "Walnut Hills"? Is it geography? Buildings? Activities? The people? At our first On-the-road meeting this season, we will look back at Walnut Hills neighborhood planning during the late 20th century. The plans from this period reveal some common concerns that are still with us, as well as some achievements that enrich our neighborhood today. While the Historical Society team will delve into the older plans, we will be joined by Samantha Reeves, director of real estate…

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