Ohio AmeriCorps Program Supports Local History and Tourism

By Kristina, posted on December 19th, 2011.

The Ohio History Service Corps, an AmeriCorps program administered by the Ohio Historical Society, is up and running for the second year! We are very excited to have another year of this amazing program to support local history efforts including the 150th commemoration of the Civil War in Ohio.
The Ohio Historical Society and its statewide […]

Oberlin Heritage Center Approved to Host AmeriCorps Volunteer for Second Year

By cmccune, posted on August 18th, 2011.

Oberlin Heritage Center Approved to Host AmeriCorps Volunteer for Second Year
The Oberlin Heritage Center will host an Ohio History Corps AmeriCorps service volunteer for the second year as part of a program launched in 2010 by the Ohio Historical Society  and the Ohio Community Service Council. Twenty-one trained AmeriCorps members will be placed in communities across […]

Ohio History Service Corps Adds Value to Underground Railroad Conference

By Kristina, posted on June 20th, 2011.

Clermont County (OH) – Several members of the Ohio History Service Corps gave their service time for a unique opportunity to assist the National Park Service at its annual Network to Freedom Underground Railroad Conference. The Ohio History Service Corps is made up of AmeriCorps volunteers who are based around the state serving in preservation, […]

Ohio Civil War 150 AmeriCorps Program Represented at National Conference

By cmccune, posted on April 25th, 2011.

Rohmiller (left) and Doddato (right) with NCPH poster
Two members of the Ohio History Service AmeriCorps program recently attended and presented on Ohio’s Civil War commemoration efforts at a major national conference.   Amy Rohmiller and Rachel Doddato, both Civil War 150 Leadership Corps members, presented their poster, “Ohio’s Civil War 150th: A Statewide Commemoration with Local […]

Program To Digitize Personal Documents and Photos

By cmccune, posted on April 13th, 2011.

Contribute To Ohio’s Civil War Story For Sesquicentennial
Kept in a drawer or a box in the closet, family keepsakes, such as tintypes, letters and personal records from the Civil War era are gathering dust and are in danger of deterioration and being misplaced, according to Angela O’Neal, director of Collections at the Ohio Historical Society. […]