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For the People

The Ohio Statehouse marks 150 years of democracy in action.

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Get a Taste of History at Ashtabula’s Rennick Meat Market

The building that housed Ashtabula’s Rennick Meat Market for decades fueled the creation of this butcher-inspired restaurant.

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The Rise and Fall of the Lustron Home

Lustron Corp. hoped its prefabricated steel homes would address the need for postwar housing. The company’s Columbus factory closed after making just 2,600 homes, most of which still stand today.

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Author Douglas Brinkley on ‘American Moonshot’

The historian talked with us about President John F. Kennedy’s determination to put an American on the moon.

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Dayton History

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See ‘Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility’ in Cincinnati

The Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati hosts an exhibition of wardrobe worn in six screen adaptations of Jane Austen’s classic novels.

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BeauVerre Riordan Stained Glass Studios, Middletown

Jay and Linda Moorman are preserving the timeless art form the business was founded on more than a century ago (and you can stop by to visit).

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D-Day Conneaut

The annual event draws World War II re-enactors, veterans and thousands of spectators to the Lake Erie shore each summer.

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Visit the William McKinley National Memorial in Canton

Our nation's 25th president is honored with an ornate monument that serves as his final resting place. An adjacent museum tells the story of his presidency and Stark County.

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President McKinley’s Final Days

The William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum delves into the legacy of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition with an exhibition and presentation.

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Lincoln’s Funeral Train Stops in Cleveland

On April 28, 1865, mourners gathered on the city’s Public Square to pay their final respects to President Abraham Lincoln.

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Peoples Mortuary Museum, Marietta

Bill Peoples’ museum houses a collection of interesting artifacts that offers insight into the funeral business and how it evolved over 150 years.

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Colo Born at the Columbus Zoo

In December 1956, the first gorilla ever born in captivity arrived three days before Christmas and was a topic of fascination from the moment of her birth.

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Heritage Road Trips: Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks

Our state’s Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks have been nominated for recognition as a World Heritage Site. Explore these elaborately designed places where Native Americans once gathered.

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Harding Cabin, Mount Sterling

President Warren G. Harding’s campaign manager and attorney general built this lakeside cabin in 1918. You can book a stay there year-round.

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Thanksgiving with Abraham Lincoln

Each year, Jerry Payn of Wooster portrays our 16th president at Hale Farm & Village’s harvest dinner.

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The Rike’s Toy Parade Tradition​

Between 1923 and 1942, Dayton’s Rike-Kumler Co. department store hosted a colorful parade through the city to kick off the holiday shopping season.

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The Crash of the USS Shenandoah

In September 1925, the U.S. Navy’s heralded flying machine crashed in Noble County, killing 14 crew members and becoming forever tied to this corner of Ohio.

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The Revival

Over-the-Rhine is one of the most intact 19th-century urban historic districts in the nation. Here’s how Cincinnati saved it.

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Revisiting Ohio’s Bygone Department Stores

Department stores once ruled the retail landscape with their wealth of offerings and festive approaches to the holidays. These four are long closed, but the memories of them still burn brightly.

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