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2014-05-21 12:25:14

Sites across Ohio will celebrate Ohio's rich history and the Ohio Historical Society's Transition into the Ohio History Connection. COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Ohio History Connection will open its summer season to all Ohioans this Memorial Day weekend with an array of historical events for the entire family. Formerly known as the Ohio Historical Society, the new Ohio History Connection and its local partners will open sites across Ohio. Among the...

2014-04-21 12:25:26

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Historical Society is about to make history of its own with a brand new name: the Ohio History Connection. "Sixty years ago, the Ohio Historical Society was called The Ohio State Archeological and Historical Society," said Burt Logan, executive director and CEO of the Ohio Historical Society. "The Ohio History Connection will usher in the next evolving generation of historical preservation both live and online." Logan said the name...

2014-04-15 16:26:42

Chief Justice O'Connor to Give Remarks at Opening Reception COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Historical Society, County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO), Heritage Ohio, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and both the Ohio and Columbus Chapters of the American Institute of Architects will host a symposium on Ohio County courthouses on May 15 and 16 at the Columbus Athenaeum. The symposium will address the value of historic courthouses and how to overcome the...

2014-01-07 12:23:23

In first year, over $114,000 granted to Ohio communities thanks to taxpayers' donations COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Historical Society has recruited four famous Ohioans to speak in support of a state income tax check-off that helps fund history- and preservation-related projects in communities across Ohio. Throughout the 2014 tax season, Ohioans will hear from Annie Oakley, Ulysses S. Grant and Wilbur and Orville Wright as the four opt to make voluntary...

2009-12-16 14:07:00

Journey of Hope in America To Open Dec. 18 at National Afro-American Museum WILBERFORCE, Ohio, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama commemorates an historic milestone in American history - the election of an African American man as president. The show will open Dec. 18, 2009 at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio, and will run through Dec. 18, 2010 before touring the country. (Photo:...

2009-07-21 15:23:14

Officials at an Ohio museum dedicated to Neil Armstrong said a cheddar cheese sculpture of the astronaut softened and fell from its base. Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum officials in Wapakoneta said the facility's air conditioning unit turned off automatically overnight and resulting heat caused the sculpture to soften, resulting in the nearly one ton of cheese falling from its base, WHIO-TV, Dayton, Ohio, reported Tuesday. The statue was carved during the course of 59 hours Friday,...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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