Family Programs

Visit the Ohio History Center on weekdays and join museum staff in discussion about "staff picks", a varying selection of the museum's most fascinating objects. Below you will find our upcoming weekend programs. All programs are free with admission and last approximately 30 minutes.


July 26 –

12pm- Lustron Scavenger Hunt

Museum visitors are invited to go on a scavenger hunt adventure in the 1950s: Building the American Dream exhibit. Learn how a 1950s family might have “bought local” as you search through the Lustron home for Ohio-made goods and appliances.

1:30pm – Staff Pick: Tremper Mound Pipes

In 1915, Ohio archaeologists excavated a Hopewell mound in Scioto County and discovered more than 500 objects, including dozens of pipes carved into animal shapes. See these pipes and learn what they tell us about Hopewell culture.

2:30pm - Adams Family Collection

Even the average Ohio family has a unique story to tell. Put your detective skills to the test: look through archival boxes to see what you can learn about one family and their daily lives. This program is open to sleuths of all ages.


July 27 –

1pm– Battle Flag Presentation

Visit our Follow the Flag exhibit for an up close viewing of several Civil War battle flags. Staff will open a special case and discuss the significance of this collection and the conservation efforts to preserve these treasures. 

2pm – Ohio’s Iron Age

Ohio was once a leading producer of iron. Listen to a history interpreter discuss the rise and fall of Ohio’s Iron Age and its impact on our landscape and history.

3pm – Ohio Place Names

Where do Ohio towns get their names? Participate in a game to learn to some of the strange and forgotten stories behind Ohio place names.