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Historical Timeline

Use the timeline to explore Toledo history through the chronological presentation of events. The timeline features links to information Websites, historical essays, slide shows, and important resources at area archives, libraries, museums, and historical societies.


Use the HistoryPin and maps to discover Toledo history through spatial exploration.  HistoryPin features collections specifically developed by Toledo's Attic whereas the content in is a collectively product of a rapidly growing community. 


Explore Toledo history through these thematic tours in HistoryPin. More tours will be added

New Media

Toledo's Attic also presents local history through interactive media including slideshows, Quicktime (QTVR) interactive panoramas, and Flash (SWF) presentations. As some of these are older file formats, they may not work on mobile devices but are accessible on laptops and desktops.  Noter that the Quicktime panoramas can only viewed with Safari browers and QuickTime players and plugins.


Search the various digital archives such as the University of Toledo Digital Repository, Images in Time, and others.


The histories, pictorial essays, and other narratives present historical context for the visual content in Toledo's Attic.


Museum exhibitions and virtual exhibits present these materials thematically in an effort to educate and inform visitors about local history and related resources.

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