Traveling Artifacts

The Ohio Historical Society has an exciting program for historical and community organizations and libraries. Designed to enhance your Civil War programs, events and exhibits, our traveling artifact program allows you to “rent” a collection of Civil War artifacts. Two options are available to provide the perfect collection for your events or programs and they are designed to fit any budget.

Curator Collections

Great for opening ceremonies and one-day events!

If you are interested in hosting a special curator-chosen collection of Civil War artifacts to make a “big splash” at your opening ceremony or program, than we recommend out “Curator Collections”. Our curators will personally bring these collections to your organization and stay for a one-day event to share the history behind each artifact and answer your audience’s questions. These collections can be delivered to organizations across Ohio.

The following options are available:

Ohio Generals & Presidents | Ohio Battle Flags | African American Response

Request our Curator Collections
Fill out the form below to request to host our Curator Collections and a staff member will contact you soon. For questions, please e-mail or call 614-297-2342.

Case Histories

Great for small budgets, children’s programs, and classrooms!

History-to-go is the best way to describe these popular cases filled with primary sources, audio visual materials, and “hands-on” objects and artifacts designed to make the teaching of Ohio history both educational…and fun!

Designed to enhance Ohio’s Social Studies Academic Content Standards, the cases are targeted for students in the primary through middle-school grades. Each kit provides an array of hands-on learning objects, as well as a teacher’s guide, audio-visual materials, and original or reproduction artifacts from the Ohio Historical Society’s collections. All cases are available on a first-reserve, first-served basis.

Details: Loans are for a two-week period, and scheduling begins in August.

Cost: A $30.00 fee will be charged, per case borrowed, to cover administrative expenses and maintenance of the cases.

The following options are available:

Life of a Civil War Soldier | Underground Railroad

 To order “Life of a Civil War Soldier”, call 1-800-850-3245 or register online.

To order “Underground Railroad”, call 1-800-850-3245 or register online.

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