History of Capital Punishment & the Electric Chair in Ohio
Feb
11
7:30 PM19:30

History of Capital Punishment & the Electric Chair in Ohio

  • Upper Arlington Main Library, Friends Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a presentation given by local historian Tom Lane on the history of capital punishment in Ohio. This presentation will focus on the use of the electric chair from 1897-1963 and some of the 315 inmates who died in it.

 

About the Presenter:

Tom Lane is a long-time volunteer at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield and was one of the people responsible for replacing the replica of the State of Ohio Electric Chair with the original State of Ohio Electric Chair in the Ohio Penal Museum in Mansfield. Over the past four years he has been researching the State of Ohio Electric Chair and its historical use.

The event is free but registration is required.

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WWI Exhibits: Curator Tours
Feb
17
12:30 PM12:30

WWI Exhibits: Curator Tours

Join Co-Curators Julie Mujic and Jason Engle for an inside perspective on the making of Columbus Historical Society’s WWI Exhibits. They will provide additional insights and answer questions. Come for the first time or come visit again!

No RSVPs needed! Stop by anytime between 12:30 and 4:00.

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Prohibition Turns 100! What Was The United States Thinking?!
Jan
15
7:00 AM07:00

Prohibition Turns 100! What Was The United States Thinking?!

Join Columbus Historical Society and the Central Ohio Bottle Club for a fun of night of drinks, trivia, and conversation in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 18th Amendment that kicked of Prohibition. Dr. David Steigerwald from Ohio State’s History Department will join us for a brief talk about the history of Prohibition and then we will enjoy some drinking trivia at the Hey Hey Bar & Grill, a Columbus tavern that was a speakeasy during Prohibition.

No reservations are required!

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WWI Program Closing Address & Armistice Day Celebration
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

WWI Program Closing Address & Armistice Day Celebration

Join the Columbus Historical Society to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice marking the end of World War I.

Dr. Julie Mujic will discuss how communities make decisions about war monuments and the Columbus Historical Society’s efforts to uncover Columbus memory about WWI.

This event, co-sponsored with the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, will conclude the Columbus Historical Society’s World War I Program in Fall 2018. Connect with us to learn more about the 2019 events schedule!

The event is free, but registration is required.

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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.


"We Shall Remember Them" Program Sponsors

Ohio Humanities Council

Mainline Information Systems

"We Shall Remember Them" Event Sponsors

Apex Systems Inc.

Central Ohio Bottle Club

Franklin County Board of Commissioners

Seventh Son Brewing Co.

Tata Consultancy Services 

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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:

Jeff Darbee Historic Preservation Specialist, Benjamin D. Rickey & Co.

"Columbus Growing Outward"

Mr. Darbee will examine transportation changes in postwar Columbus (streetcars to automobiles) and the early expansion of the city outward to first-ring suburbs.

Barbara Powers Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for Inventory & Registration, Ohio History Connection

"Peace, Prosperity = Urban Maturity, Modernism"

Ms. Powers will explore the development of downtown architecture between the wars, including skyscrapers, arts centers, and new civic buildings.

Dennis Keesee Author, Historian and Owner of Eagle Pizza in New Albany

"One Soldier's Thoughts: The Great War and World War II"

Mr. Keesee will share the story of a Columbus WWI soldier whose son fought in WWII, and their letters about the meaning and nature of war.

Nancy Recchie Historic Preservation Specialist, Benjamin D. Rickey & Co.

"Changing German Identity in Columbus"

Ms. Recchie will discuss how German Americans living in Columbus experienced the changes wrought on their community by the war.

The event is free, but registration is required.

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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.

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.


"We Shall Remember Them" Program Sponsors

Ohio Humanities Council

Mainline Information Systems

"We Shall Remember Them" Event Sponsors

Apex Systems Inc.

Central Ohio Bottle Club

Seventh Son Brewing Co.

Tata Consultancy Services 

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