Blog Entries - tag: 'history'

John Zimkus

Meet the Speaker: John Zimkus

John J. Zimkus has lectured and written about the history of Lebanon and Warren County, Ohio for over 30 years. He has been the historian of the Warren County Historical Society since 1990, and in 2008 was named the education director of the society’s

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Midnight Ride

National History: The Midnight Ride

Posted on: April 18, 2019
Tags: history, America, Revolutionary War, 1775

Today, in 1775, Paul Revere and William Dawes embark on their Midnight ride from Charlestown to Lexington to warn the patriots. Yes, there were two of them, no matter what Henry told you... In Lexington, they where joined by Samuel Prescott and continued to

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Dr. Martian Luther King Jr

National History: The Assassination of MLK

On April 4th, 1968, Dr. Martian Luther King Jr was fatally shot while on his balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. King was in Memphis in support of African American city sanitation workers after unequal wages, poor treatment and finally the

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International History: Cellular Phone

Posted on: April 3, 2019
Tags: history, 1973, phone, on this day

Where would we be without our cell phones? On this day in 1973, the first mobile phone call was made by Martin Cooper, a Motorola engineer and executive He made the call to the Bell Labs headquarters in New Jersey, while being interviewed by the press on

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George Washington's Birthday

National History: Presidents Day

What would America be without George Washington? We may not speak like Doctor Who or use the Queen's currency but America's first president did a LOT for the founding of our nation. He was born on February 22nd, 1732. The day was celebrated

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Jenifer Baker

Meet the Speaker: Jenifer Baker

Jenifer Baker is the Deputy Archivist of the Warren County Records Center & Archives and will be the guest speaker at March's Lunch & Learn, "Infirmary Time Capsule." Jenifer grew up in the Middletown/Monroe area and

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teddy bear

National History: The Teddy Bear

Posted on: February 15, 2019
Tags: history, teddy bear, Clifford Berryman, President, Theodore Roosevelt

On this day in 1903, the teddy bear first debuted. In November 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt needed a vacation which, in the Rough Rider's case, meant hunting. On the second day, an old black bear was caught, clubbed and tied to a tree for the president

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steps

#GivingTuesday

In the heart of historic downtown Lebanon, Harmon Museum sits on a little hill with 18 steps leading from the sidewalk to its front door. People use the Harmon Museum steps for group and high school photos, viewing parades and for, of course, enterting

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"Dog" tags

Our History: Dog Tags

Posted on: November 1, 2018
Tags: military, dog tag, war, history, soldier

The History of “Dog” Tags The notion of identifying your personal stuff has been around for centuries. From scratches made with sticks and stones to sewing labels onto clothing. The same problem of identification came with the military. Whose

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Oral History: Rusty Adams (Vietnam War)

Posted on: October 27, 2018
Tags: Oral History, Vietnam War, war, history, soldier, Adams, Rusty

This is 23rd in a series of oral histories. To summarise for those who haven't read the first blog post; We will be exploring the many stories of service men and women and the experiences they've had at war. The stories will range from WWII to the recent

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Oral History: Colonel Blevins (Afghanistan)

Posted on: October 25, 2018
Tags: Oral History, Afghanistan, history, soldier, War, Colonel, Blevins

This is 20th in a series of oral histories. To summarise for those who haven't read the first blog post; We will be exploring the many stories of service men and women and the experiences they've had at war. The stories will range from WWII to the

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Oral History: Dale Ford (Desert Storm)

Posted on: October 25, 2018
Tags: Oral History, Desert Storm, war, history, soldier, Dale, Ford

This is 21st in a series of oral histories. To summarise for those who haven't read the first blog post; We will be exploring the many stories of service men and women and the experiences they've had at war. The stories will range from WWII to the recent

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