Saturdays 10am-5pm & Sundays 12-5pm @ the Ohio History Center
Included with museum admission; Free for members
Cabin Fever Weekends at the Ohio History Center are a chance for friends and families to learn and explore Ohio’s history together through hands-on-activities and engaging programs. Try out vintage writing tools, make your own beaver-pelt hat, shine a black light on antiques, hear the story of the Werewolf of Defiance, Ohio, try out old-fashioned toys and games, and so much more!
Themed weekend topics change every two weeks, so come back for a new experience every time. See themes and hour-by-hour schedules below.
In the Home - March 23rd and 24th & 30th and 31st
Ohio is home to 11.6 million people. Journey through changes in the home and take part in programs showcasing subjects from building structures to family life and experience a sneak preview of our exhibit “1950s: Building the American Dream.”
Saturday, March 23rd and 30th
10:30 - To Build a Home - Join in a discussion on what it took settlers of our state to build their homes, then have a chance to use materials and make your own small four-wall living structure.
11:00 - Weaving in the Home - Use a loom to weave your own coaster to take home!
1:00 - The Women’s Sphere - In 19th-century America, the home was considered the women’s sphere. How do items in our collection reflect women’s roles throughout Ohio history?
2:00 - Housewives of History - Come listen to a 1950s housewife who is stuck in a pioneer log cabin as she discusses the differences between her kitchen and the pioneer hearth.
3:00 - Architectural Styles Through the Ages - See examples of common Ohio architectural styles and learn what the building materials tell us about lifestyles.
4:00 - Staff Pick! Crosley Radio - Hear about how the radio changed the way people digested news and entertained themselves.
Sunday, March 24th and 31st
12:30 - Old-Fashioned Toys and Games - Try your hand at old-fashioned kids' games.
1:00 - Staff Pick! - Join us as we highlight an object from our collection and provide information about its history and how it fits in our exhibit.
2:00 - Architectural Styles Through the Ages - See examples of common Ohio architectural styles and learn what the building materials tell us about lifestyles.
3:00 - Tour our upcoming exhibit, "The 1950s: Building the American Dream" while it is still in construction phase. Take a sneak preview of the reconstructed Lustron home that will be housed in our galler.y
4:00 - Staff Pick!