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Ohio Local History Alliance Annual Meeting: Truth and Consequences

October 4 @ 9:00 am October 5 @ 4:00 pm

Join OLHA on October 4-5 for their Annual Meeting, organized around the theme “Truth and Consequences.” Sessions will discuss a wide array of ways in which collecting, sharing, and commemorating Ohio’s local history can, and perhaps should, become more central in the operations of organizations.

The full schedule will be posted on this page when it’s available.

Register online, or via mail using the form in the conference brochure.

Ohio Humanities is sponsoring the keynote address by Ulysses Grant Dietz and his keynote follow-up discussion at the Ohio Local History Alliance Annual Meeting and Conference.

Ulysses Grant Dietz is both a museum professional and the great-great grandson of Ulysses and Julia Grant. He served as curator of Decorative Arts at The Newark Museum from 1980 until 2017 and was appointed Chief Curator in 2012. As the curator of 114 exhibitions covering all aspects of the decorative arts from colonial to contemporary, he studied and collected furniture, silver, base metals, glass, ceramics, textiles, and jewelry. He is particularly proud of his work on the Museum’s National Historic Landmark Ballantine House, built in 1885. The Ballantine House was reinterpreted between 1992 and 1994 with a
groundbreaking installation called House & Home. His memoir, Growing Up Grant: A Gay Life in the Shadow of Ulysses S. Grant (2021), is the most recent addition to a bibliography that includes Jewelry from Pearls to Platinum to Plastic (2017), Masterpieces of Art Pottery, 1880-1930 (2009), Dream House: The White House as an American Home (2009) as well as articles and book chapters. He is a trustee of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library at Mississippi State University, and of the Society of Presidential Descendants.

Ohio Local History Alliance

(614) 297-2538

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Quest Conference Center

9200 Worthington Rd Ste 400
Columbus, Ohio 43082 United States
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541 West Rich Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Office: 614.461.7802