OH Blog and News

Telling the Larger Story: What Ohio Humanities funding has meant to us

Published: June 26, 2017

The following is a guest blog post by: Kathleen H. Crowther, President, Cleveland Restoration Society   With vital support from Ohio Humanities, the rich tapestry of Cleveland stories is coming to life through Cleveland Restoration Society’s work in Ward 1.  As a local heritage organization and a Partner of the National… Read More

Deadline Extended: Chautauqua 2018: Call for Living History Performers

Published: April 19, 2017

Ohio Chautauqua 2018 Modern Legends: America in the Mid‐20th Century Ohio Humanities seeks high‐quality living‐history scholars to portray historical characters for Ohio Chautauqua 2018, which will explore the theme Modern Legends: America in the Mid‐20th Century. The 2018 troupe will include American characters (1940‐1970) whose legacy has touched… Read More

Supporting Culture in Rural Counties: The Ashland Chautauqua Adventure

Published: April 11, 2017

For eighteen years, Ashland has been home to a living history festival that draws hundreds of people on summer evenings for live performances in the historic band shell in Ashland’s Brookside Park. Ashland is the county seat of a rural, north central Ohio agricultural county of the same name, with… Read More

Another Reason to Crack the Books

Published: March 29, 2017

Who knew?  Readers live longer than non-readers. I just saw an item in the AARP magazine that cited a study by Yale University scientists who discovered that reading 30 minutes a day increases longevity.  Reading fiction is particularly helpful. That’s good news for people who read constantly. Authored by Becca… Read More

Ohio Humanities invests in important untold Ohio stories and leverages major support for Lucy Braun – Pioneer Ecologist

Published: March 23, 2017

Photo: Lucy Braun (right) fords stream during field research in 1910 at Beechwood Camp, Hueston Woods, Ohio. Courtesy, Willard Sherman Turrell Herbarium, Miami University. Lucy Braun (1889-1971) was a trailblazer in the field of ecology and for women in science. She was the second woman to receive a… Read More

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