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.


August 9 –

12pm- Local Ohio

When buy something "local" what does it mean? Participate in an activity to explore items past and present that are made in Ohio from start to finish.

1:30pm - Lillian Gish

Lillian Gish and her sister Dorothy were two of the biggest stars of the silent movie era. Come hear about how two of Ohio's daughters made a splash in Hollywood of the 1910s and 1920s.


August 10 –

1pm– Staff Pick: Shaker Furniture

Shakers are one of several fascinating communal societies who helped shape Ohio's history. Join a museum interpreter to see some of the Shaker artifacts on display and learn a bit about them.

2pm – Ethnic Groups and Exercise

One of the ways immigrant groups to Ohio maintained their cultural identity was through the  formation of athletic groups. Join our history interpreters to learn about these different societies and see photos of them in action!

3pm – Ohio Festival Scavenger Hunt

Ohio is home to festivals celebrating all sorts of cultural heritage, from food to art to music. Participate in a scavenger hunt and discussion to find items in the museum related to Ohio festivals.