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July 2017

Recipes and History Toolbox Workshop

July 29
Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, 151 W Wood St
Youngstown, OH 44501 United States
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This Toolbox Workshop at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor will be on Recipes and History. Dr. Martha Pallante, Associate Dean of CLASS and Professor of History at Youngstown State University will be leading a talk on how recipes can be a useful tool in historical research. Learn about how this aspect of material culture can assist in your personal research or in your museum's exhibits and displays. Discover how recipes can provide a deeper understanding of culture…

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August 2017

Target Field Trip Grants Available

August 1

Since 2007, Target has made it possible for millions of students to go on a field trip. As part of the program, Target stores award grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued up to $700. Applications are accepted between August 1-October 1. Learn more on Target's website.

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Ohio Local History Alliance Outstanding Achievement Awards Nomination Deadline

August 1

Since 1960, the Ohio Local History Alliance, in partnership with the Ohio History Connection, has led the state in recognizing excellent projects, programs, and publications produced by Ohio's historical societies, museums and related organizations, as well as the individuals who make them happen. Submit your nominations so others can be inspired by your achievements. Learn more.

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History Crash Course Webinar: Immigration in a Changing America

August 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Immigration has always been a major driver of both change and debate in U.S. history. This webinar - organized by the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota will introduce key themes in immigration history and the main issues that historians are considering in today's highly-charged climate. Participants will also learn about IHRC's Immigrant Stories project to engage with diverse local communities. Learn more on AASLH's website.

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Museum Metamorphosis: Building the Case for Change

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

We know museums do good work and are critical to communities. But how do we carry that message to others? In this webinar, learn the importance of clearly articulating your case, how to draft key and consistent messages to articulate the need for change with different audiences, and develop techniques to better reach a desired audience. This webinar will be lead by Bob Beatty of the Lyndhurst Group, LLC.

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Ohio Preservation Council Symposium – The Codex: History, Art, and Practice

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Jessing Center, Pontifical College Josephinum, 7625 N High St
Columbus, OH 43235 United States
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$30 - $60

The Ohio Preservation Council and the State Library of Ohio are pleased to offer a full day symposium in celebration of the book.  This symposium will highlight the history and art of the book with panel discussions, concurrent talks, and hands-on learning. Keynote speaker, Julia Miller, will discuss various topics including the urgency of historical book description and why conservation and preservation is everyone's responsibility. A panel discussion and a curated set of breakout sessions will further the registrant's knowledge…

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Interpreting Anniversaries and Milestones at Museums and Historic Sites Webinar

August 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$40 - $65

Presented by Ohio's own Kim Kenney, of the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Canton, this webinar will provide a wealth of ideas to jump start your anniversary planning. Everyone has an anniversary coming up - why reinvent the wheel? Learn from what others have already accomplished in their own communities. Every idea can be scaled up or down, depending on your resources. Learn more on AASLH's website.

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Caring for Photographs

August 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Texas Historical Commission Webinar Photographs are some of the most useful artifacts in our collection as well as some of the most vulnerable. This webinar, led by Rebecca Elder, will discuss how to identify a few common types of historic photographs so that we can design appropriate storage systems. We will also discuss storage materials and exhibit practices.

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Oral History Workshop at the Columbus Metropolitan Library

August 12
Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Ohio Humanities and the Columbus Metropolitan Library invite community members who are interested in recording the history of Columbus neighborhoods to take part in an Oral History training workshop. Participants will receive instruction on interviewing techniques, recording technology, and project design. To register, please send your name, contact information and reason for attending via email to Jim Calder at or by calling 614.461.7802. This project is made possible with funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities through its Legacy of Race…

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Civil War Reenactment 2017

August 12 @ 10:00 am - August 13 @ 5:00 pm
Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road
Bath, OH 44210 United States
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$5 - $15

Hale Farm is open 10am-5pm daily on Civil War Weekend August 12 & 13, 2017 Thousands of visitors and reenactors flock to Hale Farm & Village annually for this popular summertime event—the largest annual Civil War reenactments in Ohio. Meet soldiers, cavalry and civilians. Hear the sounds of battle and smell the gunpowder. Shake hands with President Lincoln or shop for a hoopskirt. Don’t miss the excitement! Hale Farm is open 10:00am-5:00pm daily Public Event Tickets: $10 adults; $5 youth 3-12; members…

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Discovering Your Czech, Polish and Slovak Ancestors: Tips and Tools for Success Workshop

August 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ohio History Center, 800 E 17th Ave
Columbus, OH 43211 United States
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$15 - $20

Curious about your Czech, Polish, or Slovak roots but don’t know where to begin?  Hit an impasse in your research? Come join Eastern European genealogy expert, Lisa Alzo, for this special seminar on how to start researching your Czech, Polish and Slovak ancestors. Learn how to tap into to new tools and resources and the tips and strategies for overcoming the most common pitfalls and problems encountered on both sides of the pond. Learn more on the Ohio History Connection's…

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An Evening with Mary Fahl

August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The G.A.R. Hall, 1785 Main Street
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
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$25 - $30

Mary Fahl- Former Lead Singer of OCTOBER PROJECT "Sounding like no other singer of her generation” (, Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC- based chamber-pop group October Project.  The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahl’s awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication. As a solo artist, Mary has released several compelling albums, including the fantastic re-working of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” for V2…

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Engaging Teens in Museums: A Hands-On OMA Workshop

August 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe Street
Toledo, OH 43620 United States
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$15 - $25

Interested in developing teen programming at your institution? Already have teen programming but want to take it to the next level? Join the Ohio Museums Association at the Toledo Museum of Art for a brains-on, hands-on workshop exploring best practices for teen engagement. The workshop will start off with Pecha Kucha-style presentations from museum professionals managing a variety of teen programs, followed by a 90-minute design workshop to help you kick start the program design process. Learn more on OMA's…

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September 2017

History Fund Grant Application Deadline

September 1

The 2017-2018 application for Ohio History Fund grants is now available. Applications are due September 1 at 11:59 p.m. Now's the time to begin planning your project. Need help preparing your application? Visit the Ohio History Fund's website for recorded "History Fund Help" webinars. These webinars review the History Fund application in detail and are free. As of June 2017, the History Fund expects to have approximately $64,000 to grant in 2018. Find more information, including projects of past recipients, on the Ohio History Fund's website.

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Ohio Preservation Council Professional Development Grant Deadline

September 4

The Ohio Preservation Council offers two Professional Development awards of up to $1000 in support of continuing education for Ohio students and professionals with an interest in preserving our cultural heritage. Learn more on OPC's website.

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