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Ohio Local History Alliance

   The Ohio Local History Alliance, Region 9 meeting will be held at the Meigs County Historical Society on Saturday, March 28, 2015 in the museum annex.   

    Program topics to be presented are:  New Partnerships for New Funding and Caring for Your Collections: Be Careful with those Good intentions. 

    Registration information will be posted when available. 

    Current Region 9 OLHA regional representives are:  Jessica Cyders, Curator, Athens County Historical Society and Margaret Parker, President, Meigs County Historical Society.

   The Ohio Local History Alliance was called the Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums (OAHSM) until October 2010 and was organized under the sponsorship of the Ohio Historical Society in 1960.  History is collected, preserved, and interpreted by a variety of groups; local historical societies and history museums, historic preservation groups, archives, libraries, and genealogical societies.  The Alliance's mission is to inspire, connect, and provide educational opportunities for these communities of local historians in Ohio.  Visit the Alliance at www.ohiolha.org.  

    The late Charles E. Blakeslee, past president of the Meigs County Historical Society served two terms as president of OAHSM.

     Margaret Parker, President of the Meigs County Historical Society has served more than 21 years as a regional representative of OAHSM & OLHA  since 1988, seven of these years as the board secretary.

     The board of OLHA is made up of two representatives from each of the ten Ohio regions; a president, 1st and 2nd vice presidents, secretary, treasurer and a trustee at large.  The Director of the Ohio Historical Society Local Histoy Office serves as the Executive Director. 

     The Ohio Local History Alliance, through regional meetings held each year at different locations within each region, and the annual meeting held each year in Columbus provides professional guidance, training and ideas for those who work and volunteer at the local level.


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Streetcar on Second Street in Middleport


The Peacock Coal Company at Forest Run and the Mining Village.

Courthouse before mid-1870's. Built in the 1840's.  Pomeroy home behind.

The Museum has a large collection of photographs and is appreciative of any that are donated.  A wonderful way to preserve and tell the early history.