Ohio History Connection

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Ohio History Connection
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Contact Information



The Ohio Historical Society
800 E. 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211

Headquarters includes: Ohio Historical Society, Ohio Historic Preservation Office, Ohio History Center & Museum, Ohio History Store, Ohio Village, State Archives Library.

Telephone:[1] Phone: 614-297-2300 or Toll Free at 1-800-686-6124

Hours and holidays:[1]

Ohio History Center: Wednesday through Saturday, 10-5; Sunday, Noon-5.
Archives/Library: Wednesday through Saturday, 10-5.

Directions, maps, and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

  • Ohio Historical Society Home Museums & Historic Sites, Exhibits, Collections & Archives, Education, Local History Office, Ohio Historic Preservation Office, Publications, Featured Pages, Calendar, "I am a History Geek Page".
  • Ohio Historical Society's Online Collections Catalog (OCC) has two search options, but will be merged as one soon.[3]
  • Ohio Memory, a collaborative project of the Ohio Historical Society and the State Library of Ohio, is a digital library with 250,000 images. Search by subject, place, contributor. View the Ohio Guide Collection, and Oral History Collection.[4]

Collection Description

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  • The Ohio Historical Society has within its network over 50 historical homes, museums, archaeological sites, nature preserves, geological sites, and more across Ohio. Map showing were they are.[7]


  • Citizen's Guide. See video about Ohio's history. Read Guide to learn about the Ohio Historical Society.[8]
  • Research Guides available on these topics: Audiovisual Material, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Marriage Records, General Government Records, Military Rosters, Newspapers,, and Prison Records.

Alternate Repositories

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If you cannot visit or find a source at the Ohio History Connection, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Alternate Repository {create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}

Similar Collections

  • The Cleveland Memory Project is a searchable collection of documents, videos, a vast photo archive, and an engaging look at Cleveland history.
  • Summit Memory captures the history of Summit County, Ohio through documents and images.

Neighboring Collections


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 OHS General Policies FAQ at Ohio Historical Society] (accessed 8 October 2012).
  2. Columbus Public Transportation at Tripadvisor] (accessed 9 October 2012).
  3. OHS Online Collections Catalog Help at Ohio Historical Society] (accessed 9 October 2012).
  4. Ohio Memory at Ohio Memory.org] (accessed 9 October 2012).
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  8. Citizen's Guide at Ohio Historical Society] (accessed 9 October 2012).