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Born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, James Ashley moved with his parents and siblings to Portsmouth in the spring of 1826 at the age of four and grew to manhood here. His father, John Clinton Ashley was a minister in the Disciples (Campbellite) Church…

Coming soon! The story of the Portsmouth Post Office (built, 1935) and its Depression Era murals by Clarence Holbrook Carter and Richard Zoellner. Find the highwater marker near the front entrance, step into the lobby, and see Portsmouth's first…

Coming soon! The story of Friendly Grove, the pioneer home of Robert Lucas, Ohio Governor and one of the founders of the national Democratic Party. Located on the outskirts of Piketon, the former seat of Pike County, where Lucas settled after…

Coming soon! The story of Adena, the mansion and gardens of Thomas Worthington, Ohio’s sixth governor. Here one can look out across the Scioto Valley to Mt. Logan and see the Great Seal of the State of Ohio come alive. One morning in 1803,…

The future of the past is digital and mobile, and the new age of interactive history, augmented reality, and immersive technologies is only just beginning.  Digital history at Shawnee State University originated with the work of Andrew Feight,…

Coming soon! The story of the Rev. Dyer Burgess, a radical abolitionist and operator on the Underground Railroad, who made this humble house his home, while serving the West Union Presbyterian Church.

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