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.
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.
Through Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013
Summer Fun in Ohio Village
Explore Ohio Village, our recreated Civil War-era community. Townspeople and activities change daily and the cell-phone tours, free Ohio Village Quest treasure-hunt activity booklet and children’s play areas introduced in 2012 continue. You’ll find new things, too. We’ve opened the barn, added a flock of heirloom-breed chickens and introduced a pack-the-wagon activity in the market house. And, for the first time, you can opt to visit as an Ohioan of the 1860s!
Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 • 2 p.m.
Ohio Village Tours
Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., travel back in time on a guided tour of Ohio Village. Learn about the buildings and meet some of the residents.
Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 • 6–8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 • 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival
See more than 25 vintage base ball clubs from throughout the Midwest and beyond, including our own Ohio Village Muffins, square off by 19th-century rules during one of the country’s largest gatherings of its kind.
Saturdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2013 • 1 and 3 p.m.
Echoes In Time Theatre
Originally Known as Adelphia or Brotherhood:
The Founding of Marietta, Ohio
Hear a settler played by Paul Hammock recount how Marietta, first organized settlement in the Northwest Territory, became a gateway for pioneers settling the vast land northwest of the Ohio River.
Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 • 4 p.m.
What Keeps Burt Awake at Night?
A Conestoga Program
Under Burt Logan’s leadership, exciting events are taking place at the Ohio Historical Society. The society’s executive director and CEO will share his goals for the future, as well as what challenges keep him awake at night. Following his talk, enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour of the new exhibit 1950s: Building the American Dream. This program is sponsored by Conestoga, a volunteer fund-raising support group for the Ohio Historical Society. 614.771.0612.
Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 • 2 p.m. • Ohio Village
1860s Base Ball
Ohio Village Muffins vs. Mansfield Independents
Catch our ace 1860s team, the Ohio Village Muffins, playing base ball (yes, two words) by 19th-century rules!
More Upcoming Programs
Call the number after each program below to register for these Ohio History Center events in coming weeks.
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 • 5–9 p.m.
An Evening with Amunet
Join us for an unforgettable evening with Amunet, the Ohio Historical Society’s Egyptian mummy. Hear experts on hand for this special event reveal new information about her, and be among the first to see a new 3-D reconstruction of her face. And, enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sample beer inspired by ancient Egyptian ingredients! $15 ($11/Ohio Historical Society member) in advance by Sept. 4 or $20 ($15/Ohio Historical Society member) at the door Sept. 7. 800.686.1541.
Friday, Sept. 13–Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 • 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Country Living Fair
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Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 • 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Bus departs from the Ohio History Center, Columbus
Tour of Cincinnati’s Rookwood Pottery
and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
A Conestoga Program
Travel by bus to Cincinnati’s Rookwood Pottery for a tour, then on to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for lunch and a tour. This program is sponsored by Conestoga, a volunteer fund-raising support group for the Ohio Historical Society. $40; advance registration required. 614.771.0612.
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 • 10 a.m.–Noon
Introduction to Genetic Genealogy for Beginners
DNA testing offers a dynamic new tool for family history research. Find out about different types of tests and the products various testing companies offer. $20 ($15/Ohio Historical Society member). Advance registration required. 614.297.2510 or www.ohiohistory.org/genworkshops.
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 • 10 a.m.–Noon
Cornerstones of Genealogy
Just starting out? This course provides beginning genealogists with the basics of preparing a family tree or family history, describing uses and sources of vital statistics, census records, land records and probate files. It covers a variety of topics such as military and church records, female ancestors, newspapers, family portraits, obscure sources and record preservation and summarizes special types of records that can add body to your basic information. $20, $15/Ohio Historical Society member. Advance registration required. 614.297.2510 or www.ohiohistory.org/genworkshops.
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 • 10 a.m.–Noon
Family History Sources
This workshop is ideal for those who want to find out more about family history resources available in the archives/library at the Ohio History Center, including Ohio public records, historical manuscripts and audiovisual sources, books and newspapers offering information that will add to the story of your family. $20 ($15/Ohio Historical Society member). Advance registration required. 614.297.2510 or www.ohiohistory.org/genworkshops.
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Save the Date!
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 • 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 • 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Ohio Food Truck Festival
Food, family and fun are highlights of this annual event when the streets of Ohio Village are lined with the best mobile food in the state and local musicians perform center stage. Enjoy food, beer, music, arts and crafts, and games and activities for all ages. Free public admission; $6 parking per car (Free/Ohio Historical Society member). Visit the Ohio History Center museum and Ohio Village at no additional charge during the festival. Questions? 800.686.6124.
See exhibits on Ohio history, archaeology and natural history plus:
1950s: Building the American Dream
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Faces of Appalachia: Photographs by Albert J. Ewing
View work by Lowell, Ohio, traveling photographer Albert J. Ewing (1870-1934) featuring people and places along the Ohio River and in rural West Virginia from the 1890s to 1910s. Also on exhibit: dozens of Ewing’s original glass-plate negatives plus cameras of the time. Through Dec. 29, 2013
Over Here, Over There
Discover why we fight, how war changes us and how we remember, through hundreds of war mementos.
Follow the Flag
See real Civil War battle flags.
Connecting to Your History
Explore and share family history.
Buildings, Places & Spaces
Learn about using the past to shape the future by preserving historic places and capitalizing on local history.
Following in Ancient Footsteps
Examine ancient artifacts and explore Ohio’s mounds and earthworks through computer simulations.
Opens Sept. 11
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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 Historical Society member; Free/child (age 5 and under). The museum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Through Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, Ohio Village, our recreated 19th-century community, is open the same hours as the museum: Wednesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays noon-5 p.m. Ohio Village is free with Ohio History Center museum admission.
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.
Questions about visiting the Ohio History Center and Ohio Village? Call 800.686.6124.