Friday, October 17, 2008

Library Reading Room, Ohio Historical Center COLUMBUS OH

In 1885 a group of Ohioans established the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, proclaiming in its charter the goal of preserving aspects of the state's past. These citizens realized that Ohio's numerous earthworks and significant ancient artifacts offered eloquent testimony about its prehistoric heritage. In addition, they wanted to document Ohio's contributions to the nation's growth and development. They were concerned that, without a statewide organization dedicated to the preservation of Ohio's history, much of the physical evidence of Ohio's past would be, at best, preserved by museums and libraries outside the state, or at worst, lost entirely. [SOURCE, read more]


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