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December 2018

The Athens Asylum: 150 Years of a Healing Landscape

December 1, 2018 - August 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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Kent and The Great War Exhibition

December 1, 2018 - June 10, 2019
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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We Shall Remember Them: How Columbus Remembered The Great War

December 1, 2018 - July 18, 2019
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This group of eight new WWI exhibits explores the postwar world of Columbus and shows what veterans did when they returned, how the city honored its soldiers, and how the war changed the city forever. Related Events: August 30, Opening Reception September 13, Coffins and Gold Stars: The Stories of American Remembrance in the Aftermath of the Great War, 1919-1933 keynote address October 2, "Columbus After WWI" local history panel discussion November 11, Closing Address and Armistice Day Celebration

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January 2019

Nazi Medievalism

January 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave.
Perrysburg, OH 43551 United States
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Dr. Martin Shichtman’s talk explicitly addresses how the medieval continues to be an influence in the modern world. He will focus on Wewelsburg castle, a seventeenth-century palace remodeled by Heinrich Himmler to be a center for what Himmler envisioned as a new breed of Germanic warrior, with architectural symbolism and decorative imagery drawn from medieval Arthurian literature. Shichtman’s talk will also address the attraction of Wewelsburg (now a museum) and its medievalism for neo-Nazis today.

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Ric Sheffield- “A Job Well…(not yet) Done: A Time to Remember Dr. King and the Nation’s Incomplete Civil Rights Legacy”

January 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Euclid Public Library, 631 E 222nd St
Euclid, OH 44123-2100 United States
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After the recent commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is time to reflect upon the promises made and not yet kept in the name of civil rights and social justice. This talk is intended to remind the audience that there were, in fact, lessons learned from the hard work of many good persons who were committed to making this nation become the bastion of freedom that it claims to…

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Patriotism & Protest Film Screenings: “The Deer Hunter”

January 31, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Birchard Public Library, 423 Croghan St
Fremont, OH 43420-2447 United States
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"The Deer Hunter," gives an in-depth examination of the ways in which the US Vietnam War impacted and disrupted the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania. Dustin McLochlin, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums curator, and Kevin Lause, library assistant at the Birchard Public Library, will lead a discussion after the film. This event is part of the Patriotism & Protest program offered by the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

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February 2019

John Fazio- “The Confederate Secret Service and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln”

February 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Baku Grotto Hall, 747 S Main St
Mansfield, OH 44907 United States
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This presentation reviews the evidence linking the Confederate Secret Service, as well as Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Secretary of State Judah Benjamin and Secretary of War James Seddon, to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the attempted decapitation of the Federal Government on April 14, 1865. John Wilkes Booth and his action team are considered in detail, but only in the context of an underground mosaic that included numerous other individuals and action teams who and which were primed to…

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Ted McDaniel- “Understanding Black History Through Black Music”

February 12, 2019 @ 11:30 am
Muskingum County John McIntire Public Library Zanesville, 220 N 5th St
Zanesville, OH 43701-3508 United States
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Black music has often served as a barometer of the times and lives of black people. This program, utilizing recorded music, explores various aspects and periods of black history by examining the music of each era. It ranges from the worksongs and spirituals of slavery through the rap of modern urban times.

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Ric Sheffield- “A Job Well…(not yet) Done: A Time to Remember Dr. King and the Nation’s Incomplete Civil Rights Legacy”

February 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Sandusky Library, 114 W. Adams St.
Sandusky, 44870 United States
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After the recent commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is time to reflect upon the promises made and not yet kept in the name of civil rights and social justice. This talk is intended to remind the audience that there were, in fact, lessons learned from the hard work of many good persons who were committed to making this nation become the bastion of freedom that it claims to…

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Anthony Gibbs- “Freedom, Citizenship, and Equality: The Story of the United States Colored Troops”

February 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Troy-Miami County Public Library, 409 W Main St.
Troy, OH 45373 United States
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Almost 200,000 black soldiers fought for the Union during the Civil War. Their story is a unique chapter in the American conflict. These men were freedom fighters who fought for emancipation and for full citizenship rights. Mr. Gibbs discusses events significant to these men that led up to the Civil War, and what made these men different from the other thousands who fought and died in the War Between the States.

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