Last June, I introduced you to Genevieve Jones, a determined young woman whose artistic talent rivaled her fancy for birds. If you’re in Columbus next Saturday afternoon, I hope you’ll join me at the Ohio History Center to meet another artistic bird-fancier who used to live just steps away from where I spend my weekdays.
Josephine Klippart (1848-1937) was a Columbus artist who helped to create Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio, Genevieve’s award-winning book that was published in 1886 and recently was the subject of Joy M. Kiser’s America’s Other Audubon.
On Saturday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m. in the Ohio History Center’s red carpet area, I’m giving a talk about Josephine and her artistic accomplishments, which I discovered through the manuscripts, photographs, printed material and objects associated with Josephine and her parents in the Ohio Historical Society’s collection. My OHS friends will have some of those items on hand so we can take a closer look at them together.
My presentation is just one of the events taking place at the Ohio History Center next Saturday. To see more on the calendar for that day — including a base ball game between the Ohio Village Muffins and the Cincinnati Red Stockings and a one-woman performance about a member of the Sells Brothers Circus — click here. They’re all free for Ohio Historical Society members; for non-members, they’re included in the price of admission to the Ohio History Center.