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Ohio History from 1783


Upper Arlington

Event Type(s): Education, Senior
Organization: City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center
Description: History with Ed Lentz
Ed Lentz is an historian of America and Central Ohio with degrees from Princeton and OSU. He worked with the Ohio Historical Society and is the Director of the Columbus Landmarks Foundation.

$5/class day of, exact change please

Ohio History from 1783 to Present

553536 A: 9/8, Pleasant Ohio & Its Earliest Residents
A general description of the state, its advantages and resources. Looking at the last ice age and the prehistoric people who came to Ohio after it left. Review of the Prehistoric Moundbuilders culture and the historic Indian tribes when they met the French and English. A review of Ohio and the American Revolution.

553537 A: 9/15, The New Nation
The settling of Ohio and the Indian War on the frontier. Ohio becomes a State and the War of 1812 and after. The rise of coaches, canals, railroads, banks, business and social reform.

553538 A: 9/22, The War Between the States
Why a Civil War? Whigs, Know Nothings, Democrats, and Republicans. The antislavery movement and the Underground Railroad. How Ohio saved the Union and the long legacy of the Civil War.

553539 A: 9/29, Ohio Leads the Nation
Political, economic and social power and eight presidents from Ohio. The industries of steel, oil and coal. Influx of immigrants and development of cities as well as the innovations of Thomas Edison, the Wright Brothers and many more.

553540 A: 10/6, A Time of Transition
The progressive impulse in Ohio, the roaring twenties, the depressing thirties and the war to save the world.

553541 A: 10/13, Rustbelt & Revival
The golden triangle and the rise of the west. The rebuilding of Ohio and where we are today.

$5/class day of, exact change please
Address: 1945 Ridgeview Road
Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221
Contact Name: Senior Center Staff
Contact Phone: 614-583-5320
Contact Email:
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Date: Friday, 10/13/2017
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM
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