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Understanding Black History Through Black Music

The Barn at Stratford 2690 Stratford Rd., Delaware, Ohio

Black music has often served as a barometer of the times and lives of black people. This program, utilizing recorded music, explores various aspects and periods of black history by examining the music of each era. It ranges from the work-songs and spirituals of slavery through the rap of modern urban times.  Delaware’s own Zion AME Choir will provide musical ... Read More

Screening of Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics

Akron-Summit County Public Library Main Library 60 S High St., Akron, Ohio

Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics is a WBGU-PBS public television documentary and oral history project marking the electoral achievements of Democratic and Republican women who have broken electoral barriers in Ohio. Greeted with skepticism by voters beginning in the 1960s, each trailblazer overcame obstacles and sometimes hostility to get elected. Featured trailblazers include the first woman Speaker of the Ohio ... Read More


Jackson City Library 21 Broadway Street, Jackson, Ohio

Mindy McGinnis is a YA author who has worked in a high school library for thirteen years. Her debut, Not A Drop to Drink, a post-apocalyptic survival story set in a world with very little freshwater, has been optioned for film by Stephenie Meyer’s Fickle Fish Films. The companion novel, In A Handful of Dust was released in 2014. Her Gothic historical thriller, A ... Read More

Humanities Happy Hour

Ohio Humanities 541 W Rich St, Columbus, Ohio

Calling all humanists! Stop by to enjoy a happy hour drink and network with humanities professionals from across Central Ohio. Humanities Happy Hour is a quarterly gathering hosted by Ohio Humanities. Anyone who is passionate about the humanities is welcome to attend, including cultural workers, museum professionals, humanities instructors, and graduate students. The March Happy Hour will be a networking ... Read More


The Barnbuilders: An Architectural Legacy in Ohio’s Rural Landscape

Trinity Lutheran Church 410 Taylor St, Delta, Ohio

Come see Tom O'Grady, a member of Ohio Humanities Speakers' Bureau, give a talk on the legacy of barn architecture at Trinity Lutheran Church in Delta, Ohio! Culture groups migrating from New England, Middle Atlantic states and from the South settled in various regions of Ohio, and their distinct farms and barns can be observed when travelling throughout the state. ... Read More

2023 Ohioana Book Festival

Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Library 96 S Grant Ave, Columbus, Ohio

Yes, the Ohioana Book Festival will once again be LIVE and IN PERSON this April . . . and you’re invited! Join us as we present our 17th annual celebration of Ohio books and authors at the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Library on Saturday, April 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It will be a fun-filled day with panel discussions, ... Read More

A Higher Law: The Oberlin-Wellington Rescue of 1858 Premiere

Apollo Theater 19 E. College St., Oberlin, Ohio

The Oberlin–Wellington Rescue of 1858 was a key event in the history of abolitionism leading up to the Civil War in which a group of 37-white and black men in Ohio were charged with violating the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. This is the first time that a ‘higher law’ defense was used in a federal court case.John Price, who ... Read More

Every Night Is Ladies’ Night: Stories from Summit Station

Ross Community Studio 1800 N. Pearl St., Columbus, Ohio

For decades, LGBTQ+ bars and nightclubs have served as safe havens for the queer community. Between 1970 and 1980, Summit Station, also known as Jack’s, morphed from a go-go bar into a lesbian owned and operated bar and de-facto community center.  In recognition of Lesbian Visibility Day, long-time patrons and bartenders will gather for a night of inspiring, hilarious, historical, ... Read More

Free – $12

The First Ohioans and Climate Change

Coshocton Public Library 655 Main St., Coshocton, Ohio

Come join the Coshocton Public Library as we host a partnership program provided with support from the Coshocton Friends of the Library and the Ohio Humanities Council to feature Dr. Bradley Lepper for his presentation on the First Ohioans and Climate Change.  Humans first entered the Ohio Valley sometime after 20,000 years ago. These hardy American Indian pioneers adapted to ... Read More

Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide

National Association of Letter Carriers 1860 Radio Rd, Dayton, Ohio

The Rwandan Community in Ohio invites all Rwandans and friends of Rwandans in Ohio to this commemorative event recognizing the 29th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

Letters From Home: Ohioans & Their Wartime Correspondence

Local History Center, Bryan, OH 102 N Main St, Bryan, Ohio

Attend the "Letters from Home: Ohioans & Their Wartime Correspondence" program at the Local History Center on Monday, May 15th at 5pm. Speaker Kelly D. Mezurek will talk on how letters served as the main source of communications between soldiers, nurses, and other military support personnel and their communities during the American wars of the 18th through mid-20th centuries. This ... Read More

The Tedious March

Dresden Branch: Muskingum County Libraries 816 Main St., Dresden, Ohio

This talk is part of the Educational Lecture Series at the Muskingum County Library System presented in partnership with the G.W. Adams Educational Center and Ohio Humanities. A light-hearted talk about the travel narratives of John May's journey to the Ohio Country. In comparing the modern-day luxuries of travel to the difficulties of nineteenth-century travel, this talk provides perspective on ... Read More


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