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April 2018

The Athens Asylum: 150 Years of a Healing Landscape

April 1, 2018 - January 15, 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. On March 24th, there will be a brief gallery talk from curator, Jessica Cyders, and guest curator, Katherine Ziff.  

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Brad Lepper – The Newark Earthworks: One of the World’s

April 24 @ 7:00 pm
Shrum Mound, 3141 Mckinley Ave
Columbus, OH 43204 United States
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The Newark Earthworks are the largest set of geometric enclosures and mounds in the world. The work of the Hopewell people who lived in Ohio circa 100 B.C. to A.D. 400, these geometric earthworks covered nearly five square miles, using more than seven million cubic feet of earth. Why did the Hopewell build such monumental works? Were they prehistoric forts or ancient American cathedrals?  

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Susan Talbot-Stanaway – WWI Posters: For the Hearts and Minds of Ordinary People

April 26 @ 11:30 am
Fairfield County District Library, 503 Lenwood Dr
Lancaster, OH 43130-2261 United States
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Pres. Woodrow Wilson's re-election campaign song in 1916 was entitled, "Elect Wilson, He Kept Us out of War." However, on April 6, 1917, at Wilson's urging, the United States Congress declared war against Germany. Only a few hours later, one of Wilson's most energetic campaign backers, George Creel, urged Wilson to develop means to engage the war on the home front through "expression, not suppression." The objectives were to unify people of all ages and backgrounds, including millions of immigrants,…

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May 2018

Fort Recovery Grand Re-Opening Events

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fort Recovery State Museum, 1 Fort Site Street
Fort Recovery, OH 45846-0533 United States
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1:00 - 2:45 "Fort Recovery Area Church Histories", Displays and Artifacts Location: Community Room 3:00 - 4:00 Speaker - Mary Ann Olding - Historian, " The Land of the Cross-Tipped Churches" Location: Community Room 12:00 - 5:00 Chris Thompson, Archaeologist -Ball State Applied Anthropology Laboratories, Preview of Interactive Story Map Battlefield Tour, Displays/Explanations of Battleground Wayside Exhibits, and Archaeology Research Exhibit. Location: Front Porch of Museum. Story Map Battlefield program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of…

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Sylvia Miller – The National Road: A Ride Through Time 

May 6 @ 2:00 pm
Garst Museum, 205 N Broadway St
Greenville, OH 45331-2222 United States
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The National Road was America’s first national highway. Starting in Cumberland Maryland and continuing to Vandalia, Illinois, it opened the west to settlement and bound East and West into one great nation. This lively program includes slides, audio recordings and live music to present the history, stories and songs of the National Road through Ohio. The speaker presents an educational and entertaining journey across America’s first national highway.

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Cathy Nelson – A History of the Underground Railroad

May 10 @ 7:00 pm
Dover Public Library, 525 N Walnut St
Dover, OH 44622-2851 United States
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During the nineteenth century, white abolitionists and slave and free blacks cooperated to help hide and transport runaway slaves on their dangerous journey to freedom. Ohio played a prominent role in this movement, and this slide-illustrated presentation describes a history of the Underground Railroad and particular stations throughout Ohio.

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Former Ohio Governor Charles Anderson and His Lost Gettysburg Address

May 12 @ 1:00 pm
Zoar Schoolhouse, 221 E. Fourth Street
Zoar, OH 44697 United States
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David T. Dixon will give a lecture about former Ohio governor Charles Anderson and his unusual story, including his lost Gettysburg speech, which he delivered after Lincoln's masterpiece on November 19, 1863. Few remember that two famous orators shared the stage at the Gettysburg dedication.

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

May 12 @ 2:00 pm
Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW
Warren, OH 44483 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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June 2018

Andrew Richmond – The History of Ohio’s First 100 Years in 10 Objects

June 4 @ 7:00 pm
Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol RD
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124 United States
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From simple log cabins to Gilded Age mansions, from wagons to locomotives, and from pioneer settlements to booming urban centers, Ohio’s first one hundred years was an age of progress. Inspired by the serial podcast “A History of the World in 100 Objects,” this lecture will tell the story of Ohio’s first century, from the first legal settlement in 1788 to the the celebration of the Northwest Territory centennial in 1888, through ten cultural artifacts. These artifacts represent individuals, movements, and…

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Ohio Chautauqua 2018 Modern Legends

June 5 - June 30

This summer, Ohio Chautauqua will visit four towns with strong Chautauqua ties. The tour begins in Piqua (June 5-9). Evening performances will take place under the Hance Pavilion, erected after WWI to showcase the popular traveling Chautauqua shows of the era. The tour then goes to the beautiful Ohio River village of Gallipolis (June 12-16), where Ohio Chautauqua returns for the seventh time since 2006. Rossford (June 19-23) has made Chautauqua a tradition since they first welcomed the troupe to its…

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