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Jazz De Luxe — Ted Lewis and the Jazz Age, 1916-1920

Published: June 10, 2017

The Ted Lewis Museum presents, “Jazz De Luxe – Ted Lewis & His Role in the Dawn of the Jazz Age, 1916-1920.” Speaker Mark Berresford will explore how the 20th century bandleader from Circleville popularized jazz music in Manhattan’s nightclub circuit. Berresford is a music producer and a collector of vintage cylinder… Read More


11th Annual Ohioana Book Festival

Published: April 8, 2017

With funding support by Ohio Humanities, the Ohioana Library is hosting its 11th Ohioana Book Festival, Sat., April 8, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Sheraton Hotel at Capitol Square, 75 E. State St., Columbus. The Festival is a celebration of Ohio authors and literature. It’s free for… Read More


Everyday Humanities: Women Writers and History of Nursery Rhymes

Published: April 6, 2017

Melissa Gregory, PhD The Everyday Humanities series presents, “Women Writers and History of Nursery Rhymes.” Featured speaker Melissa Valiska Gregory, PhD, will explore the forgotten history of nursery rhymes. Gregory will also examine their role in the evolution of children’s literature and rise of female writers during the 19th century. Read More


Opposing the All-Powerful State: Radical Pietism, Napoleonic Wars

Published: March 4, 2017

K. Aaslestad, PhD The Zoar Bicentennial Speaker Series presents, “Opposing the All-Powerful State: Radical Pietism during, and after, the Napoleonic Wars.” Speaker Katherine Aaslestad, Ph.D. (pictured) will discuss the role of 19th century German Separatists and the Napoleonic Wars had to the founding of Zoar Village. Aaslestad’s talk… Read More


Growing Right: Ohio’s Ecological Food & Farm Movement

Published: February 9, 2017

Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association Ohio Humanities is proud to announce a $20,000 grant to the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA). The award is in support of the Growing Right: An Oral History project. It is a collaboration between the OEFFA and Jess Lamar… Read More