Category Archives: History

If Only She Could Talk About Her Days In Venice, Her Trip Across The Alps And Her Stay In Russia

At Columbus School for Girls, students learn wearing a neat seasonal uniform of Campbell or Black Watch plaid skirts, white blouse, sweater and loafers. To keep things unobtrusive and non-distracting, school policy limits accessories to basic pieces like a watch, … Continue reading

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“I Hope You Have A Nice Time At The Park Today. Come Back Again Soon.”

Treasured buildings from days gone by. Ingenious objects attesting to American innovation. An attractive setting for learning by doing. There’s nowhere finer to experience this appealing take on the open-air history museum than Greenfield Village, Henry Ford’s famed creation in … Continue reading

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Making Bombs And Breaking Codes…In Dayton?

In the secluded Dayton, Ohio neighborhood of Oakwood, two incredible secret activities took place during World War II. To discover the first one, continue on Oakwood Avenue from Smith Gardens for one more block. Turn left on West Dixon Avenue, … Continue reading

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“The Kinds Of Dirt Are Three”

“The Brain will look that up. Kathy, that’s you.” Perfect to borrow whenever the need arises, this statement was what an enthusiastic volunteer named Hallie said to her fellow docent at a fabulous find I made recently. Let me tell … Continue reading

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Apple Orchard, Samuel Yellin Ironwork, Pewabic Tile, Breakfast Room Planting, English Garden: Check!

The Columbus Museum of Art membership card that recently found a home in my wallet has become as vital as its neighboring driver’s license and credit card. Affording reciprocal membership privileges to more than 1,000 museums in North America, it … Continue reading

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Here’s A Saucy Take On Decorating An Edenic Home

With an entrance that resembles a medieval castle with crenellations, an overlook providing panoramic views of the Ohio River, and a gracefully curving roadway that produces attractive vistas at every turn, Cincinnati’s Eden Park is appropriately named. The “Garden of … Continue reading

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Open Tudor And Bungalow Doors To Discover Bexley History

Here I am at my ten-year-old best, posing for professional photographer Rose Bennett in Jeffrey Park. This 30-acre park in Bexley, Ohio features walking trails through natural woodlands filled with sycamores and cottonwoods, sugar maples and oaks, white pines and … Continue reading

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