Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival
Ohio Local History Alliance Annual Meeting and Conference
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August 28, 2013
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Detail of the 1865 painting ‘Perry’s Victory’ by William Henry Powell of Cincinnati, which hangs in the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial
Communities in and near the Lake Erie Islands are holding special events in observance of the 200th anniversary of the September 1813 Battle of Lake Erie, a key American victory in the War of 1812.

Americans Under Perry’s Command Defeat British Forces

On Sept. 10, 1813, six British ships commanded by Capt. Robert Heriot Barclay and nine American vessels under command of 27-year-old Oliver Hazard Perry engaged in battle in the waters off South Bass Island. The British anticipated an easy victory over Perry’s forces, but in the course of the battle, every British commander was killed or wounded, leaving the British ships under command of junior officers with limited experience. From the ship Niagara, Perry inflicted heavy cannon-and-gun fire on the British. By nightfall, the British had lowered their flag and surrendered to Perry.

Photo of visitors at the County Living Fair in Ohio Village.
Shopping, Cooking and Crafting
Country Living magazine’s eighth annual Country Living Fair takes place Sept. 13–15, 2013, at Ohio Village in Columbus. The fair is expected to draw more than 25,000 visitors from across the country.

Fun, Festival Atmosphere

The Country Living Fair offers the chance to enjoy the Country Living lifestyle in a fun, festival atmosphere with cooking, crafting and other DIY demonstrations, as well as local and artisanal food. In addition, guests will have access to a unique shopping experience featuring more than 200 vendors offering antiques, gifts, home décor, jewelry and more. 

Photo of the Ohio History Center at I-71 and 17th Avenue in Columbus.
At the Center

Enjoy one last weekend of Summer Fun; see more than 25 vintage base ball clubs square off by 19th-century rules; spend an evening with Amunet, our Egyptian mummy; and sample fare from some of Ohio's top food trucks, all at the Ohio History Center and Ohio Village in coming weeks. 

Photo of Jacquelyn Mayer wearing her ‘Miss America’ crown.
There She Is

Nearly 20 million households were watching the Miss America pageant live on national television Sept. 8, 1962, as Burt Parks sang “There She Is, Miss America” and Jackie Mayer of Sandusky, Ohio, walked the runway after being crowned Miss America 1963.

Photo the Ohio History Connection’s Egyptian mummy, ‘Amunet.’
Opening Sept. 11, 2013

When the new exhibit Transformation opens at the Ohio History Center in Columbus on Sept. 11, 2013, you can see five objects from Ohio History Connection collections that represent powerful moments of transformation in history.

Photo of a house in Columbus’s German Village Historic District, host of the 2013 State Historic Preservation Office Awards on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Featured Events

See archaeologists at work or explore archaeology as a career, meet scores of Ohioans active in local history and preservation, tour one of Ohio’s largest historic districts by bike or see the Civil War come alive, all at Ohio History Connection sites and related venues in coming weeks.