Ohio Historical Center
The Ohio Historical Center was built in 1970 as a multi-purpose facility functioning as the State’s central museum, archive and library, and home of the Ohio Historical Society. Over the years, the collections grew beyond the capacity of the center and much of the collection was moved off-site, making access to the broad range of artifacts and records difficult.
The master plan for the renovation of the Ohio Historical Center aims to return all of the collections under one roof and form a state-of-the-art Collections Learning Center. Professional researchers, casual history buffs, teachers, and students will be able to explore collections in new ways. Users will be able to record oral histories and assist in cataloging collections and restoring historic artifacts. The project will include an auditorium, exhibit spaces, classrooms, visible and traditional storage, an oral history recording studio, digitizing lab, and an artifact restoration lab.