Ohio History Journal

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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries


The Ohio Museums Association (OMA), a nonprofit statewide organization

of nature centers, zoos, art, science, history, and natural history museums,

has located its headquarters at the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus,

Ohio. Although separate from the Ohio Historical Society, the OMA pro-

vides workshops, conferences, annual meetings, and a monthly newsletter to

OHS and other organizations throughout the state in an effort to provide ed-

ucational opportunities for staff development and to foster up-to-date informa-

tion concerning museum techniques and administration. For further informa-

tion contact Jeanne Ontko Suchanek, Director, Ohio Museums Association,

1985 Velma Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211.

The Ohio Academy of History will hold its annual spring meeting at Wit-

tenberg University on Friday and Saturday, 15 and 16 April 1988.

The University of Toledo's Department of History in cooperation with the

National Council on Public History and The Forum For History and Business

will present the Mid-America Public History Conference on April 29-30, 1988.

The conference, to be held at The University of Toledo at SeaGate Centre (a

downtown convention facility), will feature such topics as: "History in Public

and Private Policy Analysis," "Making the Past Accessible to the Public,"

and "Exploring History Where People Live." Exhibit space will be available

at the conference center for individuals and groups interested in displaying

public history materials. For more information about the Mid-America Pub-

lic History Conference contact Diane F. Britton, Department of History, The

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606-3390, (419) 537-2845.

The University of Cincinnati Social History Conference will be held Octo-

ber 22, 1988. Those interested in submitting papers should submit a one-

page typed abstract by May 16, 1988. For further information, contact Nina

Mjagkij, Chair, Social History Conference, Department of History, 360 Mc-

Micken Hall, Mail Location 373, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio


The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, has put out a

call for the art works of painter, lithographer, surveyor, and mapmaker, Hen-

ry Walton (1804-1865), and for any information which would assist an exhibit

and catalogue in progress. Walton is known to have gone to California and

Michigan from New York State. Any information about Henry Walton, his

wife Jane B. Orr, or works with his signature would be welcome. To assist the

project, please contact Leigh Rehner Jones, Visiting Curator, 50 Balmville

Road, Newburgh, New York 12550.

John C. Fredriksen recently announced a publication agreement with

Edwin Mellen Press regarding his proposed reference book, The War of 1812:

An Illustrated Encyclopedia, and seeks contributions. The editor, hoping to

promote a truly comprehensive text with an international perspective-

encompassing all military, political, diplomatic, Native American, social, ar-

chival, and economic aspects of the war-is particularly interested in hearing