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November 30, 2012
Photo of early-20th-century toy bowling pins depicting various ethnic and racial groups in stereotypical caricatures, from the exhibit ‘Controversy 2: Pieces We Don’t Talk About,’ on exhibit at the Ohio History Center in Columbus.Photo of 20th president James A. Garfield, from a montage of Garfield family photos.Photo of military items on display in the exhibit ‘Over Here, Over There’ at the Ohio History Center in Columbus.  Learn about Ohio’s involvement in military conflicts from the 18th century through Vietnam on a guided tour of Ohio History Center exhibits on Sundays January 6 and 20, 2013.Photo of 19th-century author Charles Dickens, who visited Ohio in 1842, host of ‘Dickens of a Christmas’ at Ohio Village in Columbus December 7, 8, 14, 15 and 16.Photo of  ‘Dickens of a Christmas’ at Ohio Village in Columbus December 7, 8, 14, 15 and 16, 2012.Photo of  ‘Dickens of a Dinner’ featuring the Ohio Village Singers at Ohio Village in Columbus December 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2012.Photo of 21st-century visitors exploring 19th-century Ohio Village during ‘Dickens of a Christmas.’Photo of ‘Christmas Dinner With Lord and Lady Snobgrass’ at Ohio Village in Columbus on Thursday, December 13, 2012.Photo of a holiday window in the General Store at Ohio Village in Columbus.
At the Center
December Preview

Learn about holiday traditions, see women’s history highlights, return to Ohio’s iron age and have a Dickens of a Christmas, all in coming weeks at the Ohio History Center.

 

Visit the Ohio History Center at I-71 & 17th Avenue in Columbus in coming weeks and enjoy the following programs free with museum admission. Questions? Call 800.686.6124.

 

Saturdays at Noon • Sundays at 3 p.m.

Through Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012
Exhibit Tour
Controversy 2: Pieces We Don’t Talk About

 

Saturdays Dec. 1, 8, and 15, 2012 • 1 and 3 p.m.

Echoes in Time Theatre

Death of a President: James A. Garfield

After the attempted assassination of President Garfield in 1881, the real drama unfolded. A whirlwind of activity surrounded care of the president, involving personal ambition, power seeking, ego and, perhaps, medical incompetence. Listen as Dr. D. Willard Bliss, portrayed by Dr. Ronald St. Pierre, describes the care and treatment of the president and defends his approach.

 

Saturdays Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2012 • 2 p.m.

Holiday Traditions

Learn about others’ holiday traditions through some festive activities.

 

Sundays Dec. 2 and 23, 2012 • 1 p.m.

Women’s History Highlights Tour

Discover ways in which women’s roles have changed throughout Ohio’s history on a guided tour of Ohio History Center museum exhibits.

 

Sundays Dec. 9 and 30, 2012 • 1 p.m.

Battlefield Medicine

Before advances in medical technology, battlefield wounds were often devastating. Learn how soldiers have been cared for throughout our history and how treatment has changed.

 

Sundays Dec. 9, 23 and 30, 2012 • 2 p.m.

Ohio’s Iron Age

Ohio was once a leading producer of iron -- iron from Ohio helped Union forces win the Civil War. Learn about the rise and fall of Ohio’s iron industry.

 

Saturdays Jan. 5 and 19, 2013 • Noon

Communal Groups in Ohio

Discover the Zoarites and other fascinating communal societies who helped shape Ohio.

 

Saturdays Jan. 5 and 19, 2013 • 2 p.m.

Emancipation Proclamation

Observe the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation by joining in a discussion about its impact.

 

Sundays Jan. 6 and 20, 2013 • 1 p.m.

Ohio’s Military History Highlights Tour

Learn about Ohio’s involvement in military conflicts from the mid-18th-century through Vietnam on a guided tour of Ohio History Center exhibits.

 

Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 • 2 p.m.

Weathering the Storm: Blizzards

Remember the Blizzard of 1978? Share your memories or hear what others remember and learn about blizzards in Ohio history. More programs in this series, all at 2 p.m. Sundays in January, include Floods (Jan. 13), Tornadoes (Jan. 20) and Earthquakes (Jan. 27).

 

More Upcoming Programs
Call the number after each program below to register for these Ohio History Center events in coming weeks.

 

Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2012 • 6-9 p.m.

Dec. 16, 2012 • Noon-5 p.m.

Dickens of a Christmas

Charles Dickens’s festive and enduring vision of Christmas comes to life through carols, decorations and traditions inspired by his colorful tales. See holiday preparations underway in village homes and shops, enjoy craft and cooking demonstrations, meet St. Nicholas and Dickens himself, hear carols by the Ohio Village Singers and shop the general store for old-fashioned gifts. $12, $9/ages 6-12, Free/age 5 and under (Ohio History Connection member: $10, $7 ages 6-12). Please dress for the weather. Click here to register, call 800.686.1541 or purchase admission at the gate on Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15 and 16.

 

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 - Sold Out

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 - Sold Out

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 - Sold Out

6-7: 30 p.m.

Dickens of a Dinner

Advance registration is required for this popular holiday event.

Experience an evening in the world of Charles Dickens. Feast on a sumptuous dinner in the American House Hotel and hear carols performed by the Ohio Village Singers, then enjoy Dickens of a Christmas festivities throughout Ohio Village until 9 p.m., included with admission. Menu: Creamy potato soup; tossed salad; pork tenderloin cutlets with a sage and sherry gravy; herb stuffing with dried cranberries and apples; tender baby carrots glazed with honey and butter, then tossed with candied walnuts; mince pie; coffee, tea, water. Vegetarian entrée option: portabella caps stuffed with herb dressing, and topped with a sage and sherry gravy. $60. $50/Ohio History Connection member. Cash bar available. Advance registration is required for this popular holiday event. 800.686.1541.

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 • 7-9:30 p.m.

Christmas Dinner With Lord and Lady Snobgrass

Advance registration is required for this popular holiday event.

Ludicrous? Yes. Absurd? Of course! Fun and frivolity is the main course in this farcical dinner. The Snobgrasses, 19th-century English nobles who’ve become painfully aware of the lack of “proper” holiday celebrations while touring America with their servants, share their opinions and traditions. Menu: Clam and corn chowder; tossed salad of spring mix lettuce, hard-boiled eggs, roasted walnuts, blue cheese and a white wine vinaigrette; roast beef with a savory demi-glace; twice-baked potato with sour cream and chives; roasted asparagus; chocolate chai pudding topped with spiced cream; coffee, tea, water. Vegetarian entrée option: eggplant and zucchini Napoleon with fresh mozzarella and a balsamic reduction. $60. $50/Ohio History Connection member. Cash bar available. Advance registration is required for this popular holiday event. 800.686.1541.


Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 • 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Christmas Buffet

Advance registration is required for this popular holiday event.

Enjoy a buffet in the American House Hotel and hear carols performed by the Ohio Village Singers. Take in Dickens of a Christmas festivities throughout Ohio Village from Noon-5 p.m., included with Christmas Buffet. Menu: Scrambled eggs topped with melted cheddar and served with a mild salsa on the side; a light and fluffy egg strata casserole full of delicious roasted vegetables; crispy bacon and roasted sausage links; four-cheese lasagna with a hearty tomato sauce; slices of redskin potatoes and yellow onions sautéed golden brown; Belgian-style waffles with whipped cream, strawberry sauce, and chocolate syrup; holiday fruit bowl; coffee, tea, soda, juice, and water. $44, $21.95/ages 6-12 (Ohio History Connection member: $35, $18.95/ages 6-12). Advance registration is required for this popular holiday event. 800.686.1541.

 

Ohio History Center Museum Hours and Admission
The Ohio History Center museum is open five days a week: Wednesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays noon-5 p.m.

Ohio History Center museum admission is $10/adult; $9/senior (age 60+); $5/youth (ages 6-12); Free/Ohio History Connection member; Free/child (age 5 and under). The museum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. 

The Ohio History Center’s third floor research room -- a great place to do genealogy or history research -- is open four days a week: Wednesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Research Room is closed Sundays-Tuesdays.

Ohio Village, our recreated 19th-century community, where Dickens of a Christmas, Dickens of a Dinner, Christmas Dinner With Lord and Lady Snobgrass and the Christmas Buffet take place, is just north of the Ohio History Center at I-71 and 17th Avenue (Exit 111) in Columbus. Parking for these events is in the lot just north of the mound on the east side of the Ohio History Center. Please enter Ohio Village through the gatehouse on the west side of the north parking lot.

Questions? Call 800.686.6124.