Sampling Local History!

Dear Folks,

hueston-pioneer064-578x284This weekend the Butler County History Collaborative together with the Museums and Historic Sites of Greater Cincinnati are putting on A Sampling of Southwest Ohio History. This event of historic collaboration is held in conjunction with the annual Hueston Woods Arts & Crafts Fair offering educational fun for the whole family. Representatives from area history organizations will be on hand to share information about local historic travel destinations. This weekend event runs June 14 and 15, 10-5pm, at the Pioneer Farm, 6924 Brown Rd, Oxford, Ohio.

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Before and After D-Day: Color Photos From England and France

On this day, 70 years ago, 156,000 American and allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy. Following the invasion of Italy the previous year, the amphibious landings at Gold, Juno, Omaha and Sword beaches marked the beginning of the end for the German Third Reich in western Europe. To commemorate the most decisive day of World War Two, Life.com has republished these rarely-seen color photographs of the build-up and aftemath of D-Day.