1/ 4 cubic foot
Provenance: The Ohio Historical Society acquired the Northwest
Territory Sesquicentennial Collection prior to 1940. Sherrill
Dryden- Baird processed the collection in January 1980.
Property rights: The Ohio Historical Society holds the property
rights to this collection.
Copyrights: Copyrights have not been dedicated to the public.
Consideration of the requirements of copyright is the respon-sibility
of the author and publisher.
Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations
of the Ohio Historical Society.
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite collection name,
collection number and the Ohio Historical Society in all footnote
and bibliographic references.
Note to researchers: A scrapbook containing Portsmouth Times
newspaper articles concerning promotion of the local sesqui-centennial
celebration was removed from the collection for con-servation
reasons. The Library Division of the Ohio Historical
Society holds this newspaper for the dates covered in the scrap-book
( July- October 1938).
Transfer: One scrapbook containing photographs, programs, and
other memorabilia from the Portsmouth, Ohio, Northwest Territory
Celebration was transferred to the Audiovisual Department in
Historical sketch: The Northwest Territory Sesquicentennial
Celebration was held during 1937 and 1938 to commemorate the one
hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the Ordinance
of 1787 and the subsequent establishment of civil government and
permanent settlements in the Old Northwest Territory. A federal
commission, in cooperation with state commissions from Ohio,
Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, coordinated celebra-tion
activities. Highlights of the year- long celebration included
the issuance of a commemorative postage stamp, a series of school
contests, local community celebrations, and a reenactment of the
original pioneers' journey to the Northwest Territory. A group
of thirty- six men representing members of the Ohio Company
recreated the trek from Ipswich, Massachusetts, to Marietta, Ohio,
site of the first permanent Northwest Territory settlement.
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