On Saturday, October 21, The Massillon Project that Joseph Close and I... with literally tons of help... have been working on for nearly a year will be unveiled. The new First North building built by Robert Gessner and John Patrick Picard will be the permanent home of something we are very proud to have been a part of. Please join us at 7 pm for the official presentation. #ohio#metalart#metalsculpture#publicart#ohiohistory#FirstNorth#massillon
An old photo of the church on the square behind our house. Interesting fact: The house next to the church is now across the street from us. The former parsonage was moved in 1969. It’s currently for sale.
I’ve heard tell that, in the spring and summer, this beautiful little cemetery is brightened by beautiful flowering trees and shrubs. Many of the inhabitants are founders and administrators of Case Western University, with their families. Hudson, Ohio was also a very important part of the Underground Railroad. I do love this little final resting place, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be back. ❤️ #cemetery#oldplaces#ohio#jj_ohio#theohiocollective#midwest#ohiohistory
It’s almost time for some Top Shelf History! Top Shelf History will allow ticket holders the opportunity to sample popular adult beverages harkening back to 1780 through this unique bar crawl experience. Some of Marietta’s finest restaurants and bars will serve as stops for this historic dining and drinking adventure. Date: November 9th, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ticket price starts at $15 per individual. All proceeds from this event go to supporting our mission and the mission of the @mariettacastle 👍🏻 Get your tickets ASAP! 🙌🏻🍷🥃🙌🏻 Link in profile. #mymarietta#mariettaohio#mariettaoh#ohio#ohiohistory#topshelf#barcrawl#movevents#nightlife#mariettacastle#local#historicbarcrawl
I recently acquired this badge worn by a representative who attended the 58th Annual Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), Department of Ohio. This particular encampment was held in Warren, Ohio, in 1924.
The gentleman depicted at the bottom is General Simon Perkins. Although born in Connecticut, Perkins, as a young man, moved to Warren, Ohio, at which location he established the headquarters of The Erie Land Company; he was the company's land agent in Ohio and is the one co-responsible for founding the City of Akron. In 1808, Perkins was appointed a brigadier general in the state's militia and was responsible for defending northwest Ohio during the War of 1812. Thus, although he played no role in the Civil War--he died in 1844--the members of this GAR post wished to commemorate Simon Perkins for his role in founding and defending Ohio. #grandarmyoftherepublic#departmentofohiogar#warrenohio#warrenoh#1924#generalsimonperkins#simonperkins#americancivilwar#warof1812#ohio#ohiohistory#ushistory
The French Gratitude Train in what is believed to be Chillicothe, Ohio, 1950. The French Gratitude Train was stopped in Chillicothe from October 20-22, 1950, during its final stop on its route. In 1948 the United States sent a large shipment of food, fuel and clothing to Le Havre, France, to be distributed to needy people in the war-torn country. To reciprocate, the French people collected gifts, including hand-made toys and crafts and local specialties, to send to the United States. The gifts filled 49 box cars, one for each state and one to be shared by Hawaii and Washington, D.C. The train, known as the "Gratitude Train" "Train de la Reconnaissance" or "Merci Train" arrived in the United States in 1949. The Ohio train traveled through the state from June 5 through October 22, 1950. #ohiohistory#ushistory#worldhistory#france#wwii#gratitude
This photo shows the aftermath of one of the most devastating events in Ohio’s history, The East Ohio Gas Company explosion. This explosion occurred on a Friday afternoon at 2:40 pm on October 20th, 1944. In 1941 the East Ohio Gas Company built a plant in Cleveland for performing the process of liquefaction and regasification. When gas escaped from one of the four tanks it ignited into a ball of flame that swept a mile-wide area and claimed around 130 lives. Even for those who survived, this explosion was catastrophic; it destroyed homes and businesses spanning several blocks. The loss of one’s home at this time could mean losing everything, as many people had withdrawn their life savings from the banks as a result of the Great Depression. In reparation the East Ohio Gas Company paid $7,000,000 to those injured in the explosion and to the families of those whose lives were taken. The company also created a scholarship fund for the children of employees who died in the explosion #OhioHistory#Ohio#Cleveland
Members from the Ohio Gay Rights Coalition bused out to attend the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights on this day in 1979. Attendees are seen here in a photo from the GOHI Community Collection on Ohio Memory holding a banner that reads "Someone you love is gay. Gays are everywhere, even Columbus, OH." #ohiohistory#gohi#Cbus
Take a ride up #Cincinnati 's old Fuhnicular railway with us this week as we explore a banquet that changed the future of #Judaism in America! Held at the luxurious Highland House at the top of this steampunk fantasy, the Trefa Banquet in 1883 helped pave the way for the foundations of Reform Judaism in the late 19th century. Featuring Dr. Jonathan Sarna of Brandeis University, we’ll learn how the non-kosher foods served at this lavish meal, like clams, crabs, and frogs legs kicked off a fierce debate about what it means to be #Jewish in #America . We’ll explore how a dispute over regional Jewish #foodways changed the face of the #religion at the end of the 19th century- from a dream of a single united Jewish American faith to the numerous denominations we know today. Available now on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. @museumjewishheritage @centerforjewishhistory
I recently acquired this original 30th annual reunion ribbon of the 123rd Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI). The members of the 123rd held this particular reunion in Tiffin, Ohio, on September 5, 1895.
Mustered in service for three years in September 1862, this regiment participated in such battles as the Battle of New Market, the Siege of Petersburg, and the Battle of Appomattox Court House, among others.
The 123rd mustered out of service in June 1865; the regiment lost a total of 187 men during its service. #123rdOhioVolunteerInfantry#123rdohiovolunteerinfantry#1895#tiffinohio#americancivilwar#ushistory#ohiohistory
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In just a few short days Marietta's Armory lawn will be transported back 100 years to October 1917. At this time the Armory was bustling with activity as Red Cross volunteers met inside to make care packages for soldiers. Meanwhile Marietta's Ohio National Guard company hurriedly packed to leave for training. This history will be brought to life by living history interpreters engaging in demonstrations of 100 years ago! Don't miss this opportunity to relive history on Sat., Oct. 21 10am - 2pm at Armory Square! #mymarietta#mymariettahistory#livelovemov#ohiohistory#worldwar1#usww100
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The Zanerian College of Penmanship in Columbus was considered one of the best penmanship schools in the country in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This notice in the Sept. 5, 1889 issue of the Daily Ohio State Journal advertises a show by Zanerian students. Want to learn more about hand lettering and the Zanerian College? Sign up for our Hand Lettering workshop on Oct. 21 at the Ohio History Center, where you’ll also learn how to write in Engrosser’s Script, historically used at the White House! Registration is required, space is limited.
Learn more at ohiohistory.org. #ohiohistory#handletting#create#workshop