Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ida Saxton McKinley Had a Penchant for Aqua, Standing Collars, Tucked Chiffon, Lace, Velvet Ribbon, Paillettes…and Monkey Fur

Ida Saxton McKinley may have struggled with poor health, the loss of her two daughters when they were young children, and the assassination of her husband, but she spent her days in exquisite outfits that must have lifted her spirits. … Continue reading

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When You See What’s at Piqua’s Johnston Farm This Month, You Might Want to Fix a “Flip”

For decades, the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency in Piqua has been a favorite destination for weekend drives. Last Saturday’s visit to this Ohio Historical Society site was one of the best ever. The 250-acre historical area features the home … Continue reading

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They May Be Untrained, But The Artists of Outside in Ohio: A Century of Unexpected Genius Have Something Important to Say

Walk by the entrance of the Vern Riffe Center’s gallery and you’re bound to spot a unique portrait of the Cincinnati Reds’ Barry Larkin. Step inside the Riffe Gallery, and you’ll have the opportunity to appreciate the creative expression of … Continue reading

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How Well Do You Know “Rutherford the Rover?” Get Better Acquainted with Him at Ohio State University’s Thompson Library Gallery

Rutherford B. Hayes was the first president to travel to the West Coast, to have a telephone and typewriter in the White House, and to hold the Easter Egg Roll for children on the White House lawn.  An exhibition at … Continue reading

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If You Like the Aesthetic Look or Haviland China, Now’s the Time to Visit Spiegel Grove

For the past few years, a major interior restoration has been under way at the Fremont, Ohio home where President Rutherford B. Hayes and his wife, Lucy, lived from 1881 to 1893. With the project almost complete now, the home … Continue reading

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