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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 - December 31
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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September 2018

We Shall Remember Them: How Columbus Remembered The Great War

September 13, 2018 - April 30, 2019
Free

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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October 2018

Real Ghosts of the Athens Asylum

October 18 @ 6:00 pm
Southeast Ohio History Center, 65 N Court St
Athens, OH 45701-2506 United States
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In this informal presentation, George Eberts, long-time employee of Appalachian Behavior Healthcare and local Asylum expert, will share stories of the doctors, nurses, and patients at the Asylum, while discussing the history of mental health treatment and the stigma surrounding mental illness.  

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Brad Lepper – The Serpent and the Alligator: Ohio’s Ancient Effigy Mounds

October 18 @ 6:30 pm
Der Dutchman Restaurant, 475 S Jefferson Ave
Plain City, OH 43064 United States
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Effigy mounds are gigantic earthen sculptures in the shapes of animals or people. The Serpent Mound in Adams County and the so-called "Alligator" Mound in Licking County are fascinating legacies of Ohio’s Fort Ancient culture, circa A.D. 1000. Although much about them is still mystery, they may finally be giving up some of their secrets. This program presents the theory that they were shrines to powerful spirits of the Native American Underworld.  

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Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival

October 20 @ 10:00 am
Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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Books by the Banks is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place every October in downtown Cincinnati. The day long book festival, which is free and open to the public, features national, regional, and local authors and illustrators; book signings; panel discussions; and activities for the entire family to enjoy.  

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Medieval Manuscripts Matter

October 22 @ 7:00 pm
The Way Public Library, Perrysburg, 101 E. Indiana Avenue
Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
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Free

Join Dr. Eric Johnson, Associate Professor and Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at The Ohio State University, for an interactive presentation that will provide an introduction to the physical “matter” of medieval manuscripts and demonstrate how and why they continue to “matter” today. Attendees will have the opportunity to work hands-on with real, original medieval manuscripts to learn for themselves how to tease meaning out of centuries-old books.  

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Cleveland Stories Book Launch

October 24 @ 6:00 pm
Seeds of Literacy, 13815 Kinsman Rd
Cleveland, OH 44120-4417 United States
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Join us at Seeds of Literacy for a special reading and celebration of our Cleveland Stories: Vol 1 anthology! Pick up a free copy of the anthology and enjoy readings by contributors and light refreshments. Readers TBA. 

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William Trollinger- Terrorizing Immigrants and Catholics: Ohio’s Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s

October 24 @ 6:30 pm
Coshocton Public Library, 655 Main Street
Coshocton, DC 43812 United States
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Having virtually disappeared in the late nineteenth century, the Ku Klux Klan exploded onto the national scene 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.…

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