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Ohio History Center, Columbus

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Ohio History Connection, formerly The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society and Ohio Historical Society, is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1885. Headquartered at the Ohio History Center in Columbus, Ohio, Ohio History Connection provides services to both preserve and share Ohio's history, including its prehistory, and manages over 50 museums and sites across the state. An early iteration of the organization was founded by Brigadier General Roeliff Brinkerhoff in 1875. Over its history, the organization changed its name twice, with the first occurring in 1954 when the name was shortened to Ohio Historical Society. In 2014, it was changed again to Ohio History Connection, in what members believed was a more modern and welcoming representation of the organization's image.

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  • so basically i went here with my children Topher, Bolivia and my nana (she is in a wheelchair). And she had to do a wheelie to get into the building! The museum was quite good learned a lot about... 
    so basically i went here with my children Topher, Bolivia and my nana (she is in a wheelchair). And she had to do a wheelie to get into the building! The museum was quite good learned a lot about...  more »
  • While this is a nice place, it could be so much more, they could have done a much better job. As an example, one of the main exhibits in the sports section was a picture of Kirk Herbstreit. Hello... 
    While this is a nice place, it could be so much more, they could have done a much better job. As an example, one of the main exhibits in the sports section was a picture of Kirk Herbstreit. Hello...  more »
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  • Visited the center with family on a Sunday, arrived at 11am. Took us about 2 1/2 hrs to walk around and see all the exhibits. Not crowded at all, we were able to stop and talk, not feel rushed or feel like we were in the way of other visitors. Great rainy day museum (if visiting indoor museum only). We will definitely go back to revisit when the the sun is around so we can walk through the outdoor ‘old timey’ village. They have offered several special events like All Hallows Eve, Dickens of a Christmas, Night at the Museum, and Crime and Corruption.
  • For anyone interested in the history and in specific to the history of Ohio Country, this history center (museum) is an apt stop to check in ! This center has almost all the exhibits featuring in and around Ohio, which is very unique. The exhibits range from fossils, wild life and native Americans from the era prior to the pioneers settlement and to the industrial era after the settlement. Also, elaborate displays of Ohio’s significant involvement in various wars. The exhibits are arranged in various zones in a chronological time period. They’re nicely and spaciously arranged. The center is located in a spacious lot with enough car parking and easily approachable by road.

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