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Tour 3 Historic Homes for the Holidays

These three historic residences offer tours that provide a look into the lives of the families who lived there and plenty of decorating inspiration.

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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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Bridges to the Past

For more than three decades, photographer Carl Feather has documented the lasting reminders of a bygone era.

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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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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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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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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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Ohio’s Homefront to Warfront Trail

Created to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, this trail featuring 10 stops highlights our state’s connection to the war effort.

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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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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 Legacy of Cincinnati’s King Records

Syd Nathan’s legendary label signed James Brown and released music from a lineup of groundbreaking Black artists. Today, the city and a local foundation are working to revive the building it once called home.

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See the Carillon Tree of Light in Dayton

The return of the Carillon Tree of Light serves as the kickoff to a monthlong celebration at Dayton’s Carillon Historical Park.

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How the Eclipse Company Town Is Preserving Southeast Ohio’s Heritage

Visit an old coal-company operation in Athens County that’s been repurposed for modern times.

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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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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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Visit the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums in Fremont

Webb Hayes’ tribute to his parents at the northwest Ohio estate they called home was the nation’s first presidential library and museum.

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Visit the William Howard Taft National Historic Site in Cincinnati

Our 27th president spent his formative years at this hilltop residence in a neighborhood built for the city’s social elite. Today, the restored home shares his story.

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