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February 2019

We Shall Remember Them: How Columbus Remembered The Great War

February 1 - July 1

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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William Trollinger – “Terrorizing Immigrants and Catholics: The Ohio Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s”

February 24 @ 2:00 pm
Garst Museum, 205 N Broadway St
Greenville, OH 45331-2222 United States
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Having virtually disappeared in the late nineteenth century, the Ku Klux Klan exploded onto the national in the early 1920s, with perhaps five million members at its peak. While the original Klan concentrated its animus against the newly freed slaves, this “second” KKK had an expanded list of social scapegoats that included immigrants, Jews, and Catholics. While the original Klan was based primarily in the South, the second Klan had its greatest numerical strength in the West and Midwest. In…

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“Medieval Matters: Copying in Manuscript Culture”

February 25 @ 7:00 pm
Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Avenue
Perrysburg, OH 43551 United States
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In this interactive presentation, Damian Fleming, PhD, will focus on Hebrew passages written (often erroneously) by Christian scribes copying Anglo-Saxon manuscripts. Audience members will try their hand at copying a medieval manuscript written in Latin and Hebrew to reveal the interesting results when someone tries to copy something they do not understand.

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March 2019

Crooked River Conversation: A Century of Struggle and Change

March 1 @ 7:00 pm
Happy Days Lodge CVNP, 500 W Streetsboro Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264-9756 United States
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Exploring 100 years of fascinating history and change along the Cuyahoga River and Valley. Weaving in regional and national contexts and the 50 years since the river burning, a panel will explore roles of the National Park Service, City of Akron, Army Corps of Engineers, Ohio EPA, citizen groups and more.

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Movie Screening: “Freeway City”

March 9 @ 2:00 pm
Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States
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Common Cleveland folklore points to the east-side as dis-advantaged due to a lack of convenient freeway access. But would shaving a few minutes from the daily commute be worth the cost of the Cedar Lee and Larchmere districts, Buckeye neighborhoods, historic homes, and the beloved Shaker Lakes? Re-visit the dramatic defeat of the east-side freeways in the 1960’s as Mayor Stokes struggled to govern a hollowing out city and a fierce grassroots campaign fought to preserve the Shaker Lakes. For…

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Peggy Calestro- Appalachian History and Culture

March 18 @ 7:00 pm
Cleo Redd Fisher Museum, 203 E Main St
Loudonville, OH 44842 United States
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This presentation defines the Appalachian region and explores the history of those who settled there.  It provides insights into the origins of Appalachian culture and beliefs; important historical events which shaped the region; and the roles absentee ownership and extractive industries continue to play in the region.

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Kelly Mezurek- Ohio Women and the Civil War Home Front

March 19 @ 12:00 pm
Sandusky Library, 114 W. Adams St.
Sandusky, 44870 United States
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Ohio’s political and military importance to the Union victory are widely known, but often less understood is the vital contribution made by the state’s female population. This presentation demonstrates the importance of Ohio’s women by exploring their wartime activities on the home front, focusing largely on the Soldiers Aid Societies and the Sanitary Fairs in Cleveland and Cincinnati.

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Crooked River Conversation: Crossings

March 22 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Magalen Gallery, Slavic Village, 5302 Fleet Ave
Cleveland, OH 44105 United States
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What is the relationship between the Cuyahoga River and Cleveland’s rich ethnic heritage? A panel of immigration and political science experts explore this 200-year legacy; the opportunities afforded newcomers around the lake and river; what’s changing and happening today; and addressing environmental and social injustice in underserved and diverse neighborhoods.

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Balancing Artistry and Worship- The Critical Mass

March 23 @ 12:00 pm
Canton Symphony Orchestra, 2331 17th St NW
Canton, OH 44708-2601 United States
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Dive into the world of music and join the ConverZation!  This series of FREE discussions brings you closer to the music with a different topic and speaker each month.  The atmosphere is casual and engaging.  So bring your lunch, relax and enjoy!  (The CSO provides light desserts and coffee). Our March 23rd concert features a mass from the classical era composer Franz Joseph Haydn.  Dr. Cooper, the Canton Symphony Chorus director, briefly examines how the great Classical composers danced the…

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Mark Holbrook- Ohio in the Civil War 

March 25 @ 7:30 pm
The Stone Academy, 115 Jefferson St
Zanesville, OH 43701-4905 United States
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With troops, generals, factories and farms, Ohio and Ohioans helped to change the outcome of the Civil War—and in turn the war changed Ohio and its people.  This talk will explore those changes and take a look at the contributions of Ohio and its people—its citizens, politicians, soldiers, nurses and businessmen—during America’s Civil War.

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