Where Moore's Run exits the river hills of Shawnee State Forest, just off modern-day US Highway 52, near the "100 Mile House," one finds a particularly significant pioneer era graveyard, which dates back to the first decades of the nineteenth-century…

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…

“The Kricker family’s long-term faith in the economic strength of Scioto County is a matter of historical record,” noted the Portsmouth Daily Times in May of 1978. Edmund J. Kricker, the seventy-nine year old chairman of the board and chief…

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…

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,…