Ohio Humanities Pathways e-News | April 2017   

Step back in time when history puts on a show at Ohio Chautauqua exploring The Natural World. The five-day event combines living history performances and workshops for a one-of-a-kind cultural event the entire family will enjoy.  This summer, Ohio Chautauqua will travel to four historic communities:
Burton:  June 6-10                                           Clifton:  June 13-17
Warren:  June 20-24                                        Milan:  June 27-July 1
Visit the Ohio Chautauqua page for complete community schedules. 

The Legacy of Race and Ethnicity in Ohio

Responding to an initiative underwritten by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the OH Speakers Bureau has three themed-presentations available for thoughtful community dialogue about issues of race and ethnicity.
            The Community Within: African American History in Rural Ohio , Ric Sheffield, JD
The Jewish and Interfaith Experience in Ohio, Rabbi Gary P. Zola, PhD
Ohio's KKK of the 1920s: Terrorizing Immigrants and Catholics , William Trollinger, PhD
Each scholar uses a national and statewide framework to explore where we've been, where we are, and to weigh the question, where do we want to be? Visit OhioHumanities.org/Legacy to book one of these speakers.
Seeking Nominations for Board of Directors
Ohio Humanities is seeking nominations for its Board of Directors. Ohio Humanities is particularly interested in identifying members from Southeast and Northwest Ohio. 

The board of Ohio Humanities is comprised of scholars, community leaders and civic volunteers representing the diversity of the state. Board members share their collective wisdom with the organization by serving on committees, evaluating grant applications, and acting as liaisons with the constituents we serve. The board meets three times a year, typically in March, September, and December. Members guide the organization's strategic direction and insure it fulfills its mission to promote the humanities and create vibrant communities.Click  here   for more information and a nomination form.
Through MAY 18
2017 Cleveland Humanities Festival
The 2017 Cleveland Humanities Festival begins on March 15. More than 25 educational events will focus on a theme of Immigration. Events include lectures, exhibits, and multimedia presentations. The Festival is coordinated by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities of Case Western Reserve University.  For more information, visit the Festival website at 
MAY 17, 7 P.M.
The Everyday Humanities Series
The Everyday Humanities Series is sponsored by the Way Public Library in collaboration with the University of Toledo Humanities Institute. The next program will be held at the Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg.  Dr, Edmund Lingan  will explore "Theatre of the Occult" and the role of theater for 19th and 20th century audiences seeking out the occult. Dr. Lingan is an associate professor of theater and film at the University of Toledo.  Go to WayLibrary.info for additional information.
MAY 20, 1-3 P.M.
Historic Zoar Village Speaker Series
Marianne S. Wekeck will explore 19th century transatlantic travel. Dr. Wekeck is a professor of history at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Her presentation begins at 1 p.m. in the Historic Zoar Schoolhouse, 221 East 4th Street, Zoar. It is followed by a 2 p.m. gallery talk at the Bimeler Art Gallery by curator Dr. Lawrence Waldman, who will speak about the various art movements represented in the collection. The gallery address is 198 West 3rd Street, Zoar.  Visit HistoricZoarVillage.com for additional information.

JUNE 3, 1-4 P.M.
Lincoln School Project
With an exhibit and video, the Highland County Historical Society is telling the story of the first northern desegregation case testing Brown v. Board of Education. Highland County Historical Society; 151 East Main Street, Hillsboro.  Updates will be found at   Lincoln School Project.

  • Major: July 12, 2017 for projects beginning after November 1, 2017.
  • Quarterly: June 15, 2017 for projects beginning after September 1, 2017.
Visit OhioHumanities Grants  for more information

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