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.

Saturday, April 5

Staff Pick: Athens Quilts
Join one of our history interpreters to learn about our display of quilts made by the patients of the Athens Mental Health Center, now known as "The Ridges."

1:00 & 3:00pm : Echoes in Time Theater

2:30 p.m.
Medicinal Plants

Many plants in Ohio can be used for medicinal purposes. Learn about some of the ways Ohioans of the past have used plants common in our state.

Sunday, April 6

1 p.m.
Ohio Festivals 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.

2 p.m.
Ethnicity and Athletic Groups

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!

3 p.m.
Staff Pick: Civil War Medicine

See some Union Army medical objects as one of history interpreters gives a brief overview of medical tools in the Civil War.