Weekend Encounters

Visit the Ohio History Center for a variety of weekend programs. All programs are free with admission and last approximately 30 minutes. 


Saturday, March 7

12 pm – Hockey in Ohio
Join us to see old hockey photos and hear about the teams that paved the way for today’s Columbus Blue Jackets

1 p.m. & 3 p.m.—Echoes in time Theatre: The Solo Flight of Jerrie Mock
The time is 1964, and an American woman is flying solo around the world. Join Jerrie Mock, mother of three, with 750 hours of flight time, as she shares her adventures in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere with you. Harriet Merriman of Westerville portrays Jerrie Mock in this one-woman performance.

1:30 pm – Ohio Place Names
Where do Ohio towns get their names? Participate in an activity that will illuminate some of the strange and forgotten stories behind Ohio place names.

2 p.m. — Buckeye Division in the Philippines During World War II the 37th Infantry Division, known as the Buckeye Division, were one of infantry divisions that retook the Philippines capital city, Manila, from Japanese forces. Join manuscript curator and military historian John Haas to learn more about this significant battle.

Sunday, March 8

1:00 pm – 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.

2:00 pm Staff Pick – Archaeology Masterpiece Case
Prehistoric inhabitants were Ohio’s earliest artists. Take a look at some of the masterpieces of the archaeology collection and learn more about ancient artistry.


Saturday, March 14

12 pm – Hockey in Ohio
Join us to see old hockey photos and hear about the teams that paved the way for today’s Columbus Blue Jackets

1 p.m. & 3 p.m.—Echoes in time Theatre: The Solo Flight of Jerrie Mock
The time is 1964, and an American woman is flying solo around the world. Join Jerrie Mock, mother of three, with 750 hours of flight time, as she shares her adventures in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere with you. Harriet Merriman of Westerville portrays Jerrie Mock in this one-woman performance.

1:30 pm – Ohio Place Names
Where do Ohio towns get their names? Participate in an activity that will illuminate some of the strange and forgotten stories behind Ohio place names.

2 p.m. — Going, Going Gone? Extinct and Endangered Species
Have you been meaning to visit the exhibit, Going, Going, Gone? This is your last chance to join natural history curator David Dyer for an in-depth tour to find out more about endangered and extinct species in Ohio and other places.


Sunday, March 15

1:00 pm – Hockey in Ohio
Join us to see old hockey photos and hear about the teams that paved the way for today’s Columbus Blue Jackets.

2:00pm – Staff Pick: Buttons
Stop by for a brief discussion of Buttons, the last passenger pigeon known exist in the wild.