A Night of Horror
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

A Night of Horror

Author Donald G. Rose’s late father, Judge Clayton Rose Sr., investigated the 1930 Ohio Penitentiary fire as an assistant prosecutor for Franklin County. That led to Rose’s 2016 book about the disaster, which claimed 320 prisoners’ lives. Rose will talk about the fire and the results of that investigation. He will also distribute free copies of his 166-page book to all of those in attendance. The event is free but registration is requested to guarantee your spot.

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Coffins and Gold Stars: The Stories of American Remembrance in the Aftermath of the Great War, 1919-1933
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Coffins and Gold Stars: The Stories of American Remembrance in the Aftermath of the Great War, 1919-1933

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Dr. Budreau will present the keynote address for Columbus Historical Society's World War I program. Her talk will focus on the saga of the war dead and the efforts of the living to honor their heroes. It’s a staggering, often-macabre tale steeped in the pathos and human drama of a democratic nation struggling to find meaning in the aftermath of World War I. Dr. Budreau will unravel the political and social dynamics of this venture as they unfolded from 1919 until the early 1930s and explore the development of the heritage landscapes that men created in an attempt to remember the apocalypse of their era.

The event is free, but registration is required.

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For additional information regarding our WWI exhibits and events, visit here.

THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY OHIO HUMANITIES, A STATE AFFILIATE OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.  ANY VIEWS, FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, OR RECOMMENDATIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS PROGRAM DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THOSE OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.

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Billy Ireland and World War I
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Billy Ireland and World War I

Billy Ireland, the cartoonist for the Columbus Dispatch from 1898 until his death in 1935, had a weekly illustrated Sunday commentary page titled “The Passing Show,” which both reflected and influenced public opinion in our community. Lucy Shelton Caswell, Ireland's biographer and founding curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, will show examples of "The Passing Show" from 1914-18 that document life in Columbus during World War I. The event, which is being co-sponsored by Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, will be held at the auditorium of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 South Grant Avenue.

The event is free, but registration is required.

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Photo: Milton Caniff Collection, The Ohio State University, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

 

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Columbus After WWI: Local Historians Consider WWI’s Impact at the Centennial
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Columbus After WWI: Local Historians Consider WWI’s Impact at the Centennial

Panel Moderator: Dr. Megan Threlkeld, Denison University
Panelists: Nancy Recchie, Jeff Darbee, Barbara Powers, and Dennis Keesee

The event is free, but registration is required.

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For additional information regarding our WWI exhibits and events, visit here.

THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY OHIO HUMANITIES, A STATE AFFILIATE OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.  ANY VIEWS, FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, OR RECOMMENDATIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS PROGRAM DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THOSE OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.

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