The Ohio Preservation Council serves as a coalition of preservationists, conservators, librarians, archivists, curators, records managers, the institutions they represent, and other concerned citizens who recognize the serious threat to documentary heritage. The Council's mission is to provide a network for preservation education and to support preservation activities within the state of Ohio.
The Council believes cooperative, state-wide efforts across geographic and professional lines are needed to meet preservation challenges.We honor the importance of people in our mission to preserve cultural heritage. The Council recognizes the rich history of Native People in this state who were often forcibly removed from their traditional lands. These lands, where we live and work, include the unceded and ancestral territory of many communities: the Adena, Chippewa, Delaware or Lenape, Eel River, Eire, Hopewell, Iroquois, Kaskaskia, Kickapoo, Miami or Myaamia, Mingo, Mississauga, Munsee, Ottawa, Osage, Piankashaw, Potawatomi, Sauk, Seneca, Shawnee, Wea, and Wyandot people. Join us in acknowledging Indigenous community members, their elders (both past and present), as well as future generations who have stewarded the lands of Ohio for centuries. You may consider giving to the First Nations Development Institute whose grants and programs serve to strengthen Native communities.
Eric Harrelson (interim co-officer), Miami University
Marketing & Outreach (co-officers)
Gena Reynolds, Oberlin College