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January 2021

William Trollinger- “The Fear of Immigrants and Catholics: Ku Klux Klan, Ohio in the 1920s”

January 25 @ 7:00 pm

The Auglaize County Historical Society will host “Terrorist Immigrants and Catholics: Ku Klux Klan, Ohio in the 1920s” with Dr. William Trollinger on the History Society’s Facebook page at 7 pm on Monday, January 25. .. This program is free and open to the public. This program is part of the Ohio Humanities Council Speaker Bureau. The Ku Klux Klan, which virtually disappeared in the late 19th century, exploded nationwide in the early 1920s, peaking with perhaps 5 million members.…

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February 2021

Webinar Registration- Before Her Time: The Life of Virginia Hamilton

February 11 @ 11:00 am

Virginia Hamilton was born and raised in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Discover how this young African American writer became one of the most celebrated authors of children’s literature. Sign up here.

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“Becoming Harriet Beecher Stowe” Screening & Online Discussion

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The new Mid-America Emmy® nominated documentary Becoming Harriet Beecher Stowe produced by Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films,will be presented online by the Bettendorf Public Library on Thursday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. during Black History Month. A Q&A with the film producers will follow the 30-minute film via Fourth Wall Films' Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Fourth-Wall-Films-173844695995934. Registration is required at http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/4780047 Becoming Harriet Beecher Stowe tells the story of the famous writer’s life in Cincinnati, Ohio and how those life-changing experiences contributed to her best-selling novel Uncle…

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Ohio Book Talks – “How Did Ohio Influence the Outcome of WWII?”

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Author Timothy Carroll for a presentation and discussion Wednesday, February 24th 2021, 6:30-7:30 PM EST. Register Here: REGISTER Buy a signed copy of the book here: PURCHASE All of these events are free but early registration is required.

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March 2021

Public Humanities Recovery Grants Webinar

March 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm

Find out how to apply for Ohio Humanities' special Public Humanities Recovery Grant Program. About this Event Ohio Humanities Assistant Director David Merkowitz will provide an introduction to the Public Humanities Recovery Grant. The webinar will open with a presentation about this special grant opportunity. There will be time for questions. Application deadlines for the Public Humanities Recovery Grant program align with Ohio Humanities’ regular quarterly grant cycle for the spring and summer of 2021. First-round applications are due on…

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Cathy Nelson- “Remember the Ladies:” The 1850 Women’s Rights Convention in Salem, OH

March 11 @ 7:00 pm

The fight for women’s equality began over two centuries ago. Learn about their pervasive struggle through letters and speeches from the fearless and tireless women who fought for their rights, beginning with Abigail Adams to Sojourner Truth and others at the 1850 Women’s Rights Convention in Salem, Ohio. Presented by Cathy Nelson. Register HERE.

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Matthew Donahue: The Amsterdam Sign Project

March 17 @ 10:30 am

In collaboration with BGSU's Jerome Library, Dr. Matthew Donahue from BGSU's Department of Popular Culture will be giving a presentation on his "commercial archaeology" research project titled The Amsterdam Sign Project on Wednesday, March 17 at 10:30 AM via Zoom. There is no registration required….here is a link to the Zoom Meeting information: Join Zoom Meeting https://bgsu-edu.zoom.us/j/89683761471?pwd=d1JKSnA2TjdVVUdHOXNPem1ZQ3c5UT09 Meeting ID: 896 8376 1471 Passcode: 643351   This presentation will highlight Dr. Donahue's commercial archaeology, photographic research project titled, The Amsterdam Sign…

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Ohio Book Talks- “Can Ohio Beat The Opioid Crisis?”

March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Author Jack Shuler discusses his book "This Is Ohio: The Overdose Crisis and the Front Lines of a New America" in a program presented by Buckeye Book Fair with the support of Ohio Humanities. Register Here: REGISTER Buy a signed copy of the book here: PURCHASE All of these events are free but early registration is required.

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April 2021

Accepting or Redlining the Dead? Green Lawn Cemetery as Crossroads

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Through a grant from Ohio Humanities, Green Lawn Cemetery Association, Columbus Metropolitan Library, and Columbus Landmarks Foundation are presenting a virtual panel discussion focusing on the various migrations and immigrations in Columbus history as reflected at Green Lawn. Panelists include: * Toby Brief, Executive Director, Columbus Jewish Historical Society, Board member of the Jewish Cemetery Association. *Nettie Ferguson, Franklin County Genealogical Society-African American Interest Group. Ms. Ferguson is currently researching African American burials and burial practices at Green Lawn. *…

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Ohio Book Talks- “How Was Ohio Crucial to the Underground Railroad?”

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Author Nancy Stearns Theiss talks about the role Ohio played in the Underground Railroad and more! Register Here: REGISTER Buy a signed copy of the book here: PURCHASE All of these events are free but early registration is required.

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