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January 2020

For Comfort and Convenience: Public Charity in Ohio By Way of the Poor Farm

January 1 - December 18
Wood County Historical Society, 13660 County Home RD
Bowling Green, OH 43402-9281 United States
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For Comfort and Convenience: Public Charity in Ohio by Way of the Poor Farm, features 120 documentary photographs of and objects from former public charity sites in Ohio. The exhibit examines the establishment of the poor farm, its rebranding in 1850s as the infirmary, and again in 1919 as the county home, by exploring the relationship between the poor farm buildings and the care of inmates, the changing management style of public charity, and ultimately influencing public perception about institutional…

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Ohio Pioneers: “From such beginnings, much may be expected”

January 1 - July 2
Marietta College Legacy Library, 215 5th St.
Marietta, OH 45750-4033 United States
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Taking its subtitle from a quote by George Washington, this exhibit by Marietta College's Legacy Library features original artwork and key historical documents that focus on the initial expansion of the country from the original states into the old Northwest with the establishment of Marietta, the first permanent settlement in the territory northwest of the Ohio.

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Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center: Women Themed Tours

January 1 - March 29
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, 1337 Hayes Ave
Fremont, OH 43420-2701 United States
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The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center has established a “backstairs tour” of the home which gives visitors a different look at the home focused on the servants who inhabited Spiegel Grove. This tour of the Hayes home has a focus on the women who lived in the house.

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Women of Spiegel Grove Exhibit

January 1 - June 30
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, 1337 Hayes Ave
Fremont, OH 43420-2701 United States
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In spring 1919, Congress passed the language of the 19th Amendment extending the right to vote to women. The states would ratify the amendment as part of the U.S. Constitution over the coming year. In honor of the centennial of women’s suffrage, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums will be presenting an exhibit that showcases the lives of the many women who played important roles at Spiegel Grove and tells the national story of women in America, from…

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Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change- Columbus Metropolitan Library

January 1 - January 31
Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 South Grant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change is a traveling exhibit and accompanying curriculum produced by the Ohio History Connection to aide in statewide commemoration of the 19th amendment centennial. The exhibit will consist of pull up banners that will tell the story of women's activism in the suffrage movement and the intersection of suffrage with other social movements. Primarily, the exhibit will feature the stories and voices of Ohio women to examine how Ohio women have engaged in voting…

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Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change- The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation

January 1 - February 29
The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, 720 E. Pete Rose Way, Suite 120
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change is a traveling exhibit and accompanying curriculum produced by the Ohio History Connection to aide in statewide commemoration of the 19th amendment centennial. The exhibit will consist of pull up banners that will tell the story of women's activism in the suffrage movement and the intersection of suffrage with other social movements. Primarily, the exhibit will feature the stories and voices of Ohio women to examine how Ohio women have engaged in voting…

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Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change- Cincinnati Hamilton County Public Library

January 6 - January 31
Cincinnati Hamilton County Public Library, 800 Vine Stree
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change is a traveling exhibit and accompanying curriculum produced by the Ohio History Connection to aide in statewide commemoration of the 19th amendment centennial. The exhibit will consist of pull up banners that will tell the story of women's activism in the suffrage movement and the intersection of suffrage with other social movements. Primarily, the exhibit will feature the stories and voices of Ohio women to examine how Ohio women have engaged in voting…

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League of Women Voters: A Look at Suffragettes in Ohio

January 23 @ 6:00 pm
Willard Memorial Library, 6 West Emerald St.
Willard, OH 44890 United States
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Jen Miller, the Director of the League of Women Voters in Ohio will speak on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room.  She will give a brief history of Women’s Suffrage in Ohio and what happened next.  Do you know what women did once they got the right to vote?

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Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change- Rodman Public Library

January 30 - March 1
Rodman Public Library, 215 E Broadway St.
Alliance, OH 44601 United States
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Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change is a traveling exhibit and accompanying curriculum produced by the Ohio History Connection to aide in statewide commemoration of the 19th amendment centennial. The exhibit will consist of pull up banners that will tell the story of women's activism in the suffrage movement and the intersection of suffrage with other social movements. Primarily, the exhibit will feature the stories and voices of Ohio women to examine how Ohio women have engaged in voting…

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February 2020

Ric Sheffield- A History of Race and the Right to Vote in Reconstruction Ohio

February 1 @ 11:00 am
Oberlin Public Library, 65 S Main St
Oberlin, OH 44074-1673 United States
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The right to vote, long hailed as the embodiment, sine qua non, of liberty in American society has special historical significance for persons of African descent in the United States and Ohio, in particular.  It was the quest for this quintessential right of citizenship, perhaps even more so than ethereal notions of equality generally, that undergirds some of the most significant episodes in the annals of America’s civil rights struggle.  In weighing the often-dire consequences of resistance against the potential…

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