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June 2018

Moniker: Identity Lost and Found

June 23 - October 21
Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E
Massillon, OH 44646-6633 United States
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The Museum is producing and hosting an exhibition that illustrates and celebrates the tradition of monikers, mark-making that spans more than a century, and is a uniquely American tradition among railworkers, primarily. The exhibition will open to the public with a free reception on Saturday, June 23, from 6-9pm, and will continue through October 21, 2018. A number of programs will be held throughout the course of the exhibition. It is on view for an extended period of time, in…

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Kent and The Great War Exhibition

June 23 @ 12:00 am - December 31 @ 12:00 am
Kent Free Library, 312 W Main St
Kent, OH 44240-2417 United States
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November 11, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Kent and the Great War, WWI showcases the members of the Kent Community who joined the efforts that changed history. With the help of community members, KHS has been able to collect some amazing artifacts, including photographs, letters, uniforms, postcards, and other mementos.   Monday–Thursday 9AM–9PM Friday 9AM–6PM Saturday 9AM–5PM Sunday 1–5PM Additional exhibition materials are also on view at the Kent Historical Society, open Friday…

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August 2018

The Athens Asylum: 150 Years of a Healing Landscape

August 1, 2018 - April 17, 2019
Southeast Ohio History Center, 65 N Court St
Athens, OH 45701-2506 United States
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This exhibit is the centerpiece of our 9-month commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Athens Asylum. The exhibit will focus on how healing, both medical and personal, was defined at the Athens Asylum in the past, and how the Athens community can bring healing to the Asylum landscape today. Related Events: http://www.ohiohumanities.org/event/the-phantoms-of-the-kirkbride-hospitals-for-the-insane/ http://www.ohiohumanities.org/event/the-future-of-the-athens-asylum/

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John Fazio – The Great Kidnapping Myth

August 16 @ 7:00 pm
Ohio Genealogical Society, 611 State Route 97 W
Bellville, OH 44813 United States
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In this PowerPoint presentation, the speaker exposes as a gigantic myth the all-but-universally accepted history that Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, led an action team in a conspiracy to kidnap Lincoln, but had a change of heart and decided, at almost the last minute, to murder him instead. The plan, ostensibly, was to convey Lincoln to Richmond, there to be held as a hostage pending the release of Confederate prisoners of war. The speaker proves beyond a reasonable doubt…

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Heritage Walk: Architecture and Landscape Design of the Former Krippendorf and Groesbeck Estates

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown RD
Milford, OH 45150-9737 United States
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The Rowe Woods property boasts two estates that are on the National Registry of Historic places. Join us for a two-hour docent-led walking tour of both the interior and exterior of the homes built in the early 20th century by Carl Krippendorf and Grace Groesbeck. By exploring architectural style, horticulture and landscape design, we’ll see the ties between the two families, how they both sought to blend the natural world with the designed human world with influence from the British…

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Popular Culture During the War

August 20 @ 7:00 pm
Christ Episcopal Church, 118 S Mantua St
Kent, OH 44240-3437 United States
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In this presentation KHS President Jack Amrheim will discuss popular American trends in music, dance, and fashion before and after WWI--a period of great cultural transition. The lecture puts into context how many Americans relied on popular culture to make sense of global affairs. The lecture incorporates snippets of period film and music.  

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Digital Oral History Workshop

August 25 @ 10:00 am
John Stark Edwards House, 303 Monroe St Nw
Warren, OH 44483-4812 United States
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This meeting will bring back Brooke Blackmon Bryan for her second visit to our advisory committee. After discussions with Brooke, it was been decided that her voice is most valuable in determining what kind of digital oral history collection platform we will use as we develop a solid plan moving into implementation. This meeting will serve as a workshop for our advisory committee (and potentially other community experts who strongly engage with this project as the community meetings occur) to…

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Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Steve Korpos

August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
St. George’s Cultural Center, 364 1st St SE
Massillon, OH 44646 United States
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Mr. Korpos will present at the Museum's monthly, free lecture series, called Brown Bag Lunch. From 12:10 - 12:50, Korpos will present on his experience with railcar restoration, to audiences over the lunch hour.  

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Lunch and Learn: Harriet Beecher Stowe: Her Home and Her Story

August 29 @ 12:00 pm
The Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike Street
Cincinnati,, OH 45202 United States
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Christina Hartlieb will discuss the life events and experiences that Harriet Beecher Stowe faced during the 18 years she lived in Cincinnati and how that enabled her to write the classic anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.  

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September 2018

Zoar Speakers Series: The Buckeye Trail

September 1 @ 1:00 pm
Zoar Schoolhouse, 221 E. Fourth Street
Zoar, OH 44697 United States
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Charles Hewett hiked the 1,444-mile Buckeye Trail, which is the longest circular trail in the country, spanning the perimeter of Ohio. Hewett will speak about his experiences during the hike and how the Buckeye Trail connects with many aspects of Ohio’s environment, geography, and even its history.  

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