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February 28, 2013
Photo of the dining room of the American House Hotel in Ohio Village, our recreated 19th-century community in Columbus, taken during ‘From the Pubs of Ireland.’Photo of Priscilla Hewetson of the Ohio Village Singers performing during “From the Pubs of Ireland” at Ohio Village in Columbus.Photo of ‘From the Pubs of Ireland’ at the American House Hotel in Ohio Village in Columbus.Photo of visitors viewing the The Wall That Heals. Photo of re-enactors Anthony Gibbs and Kristi Rhoads preparing for the 1970s-themed special event ‘Way Back Wednesday: DISCOver the 1970s’ at the Ohio History Center March 20.Photo of two women posing in a prop boat, taken in front of a painted backdrop about 1890 to 1910, from the exhibit ‘Faces of Appalachia: Photographs by Albert J. Ewing’ at the Ohio History Center in Columbus through December 29, 2013.Photo of a model of a Victorian-era balloon-frame house under construction, from the exhibit ‘Buildings, Places and Spaces’ at the Ohio History Center in Columbus.Photo of an early 20th-century toy bowling set with pins depicting people of various races and ethnicities in stereotypical caricatures, from the exhibit ‘Controversy 2: Pieces We Don’t Talk About,’ at the Ohio History Center in Columbus.
At the Center
March Preview

Cabin fever, spring fever or disco fever, we’ve got the cure. Check out these upcoming events at the Ohio History Center in Columbus.

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 and Sundays through Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sundays Noon-5 p.m.

Cabin Fever Weekends
Climbing the walls? Get out and enjoy our Cabin Fever Weekends, special winter weekend programs free with Ohio History Center museum admission (
Ohio History Connection members free!). Each program lasts about 40 minutes. Attend just one or spend the day or weekend! Enjoy a new theme with new programs every two weeks through March 31. March themes are Legends, Lore and Life in Ohio and In the Home. Click here to see the full schedule for Cabin Fever Weekends.

Saturdays March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2013 • 1 and 3 p.m.
Echoes in Time Theatre

Liberties or Restrictions? Through the Eyes of Our Forefathers

Listen as an early American portrayed by Paul Hammock shares his thoughts about the restrictions and/or liberties put in place by those who wrote our nation’s founding documents.

Tuesday, March 26, through Friday, March 29, 2013
The Wall That Heals

See The Wall That Heals, a traveling half-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., on special exhibit on the grounds of the Ohio History Center free 24 hours a day from 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, through 5 p.m. Friday, March 29.
Click here for details. All visitors enjoy free admission to the Ohio History Center March 26-29!


More Upcoming Programs

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

Saturday, March 9, 2013 • 10 a.m.-Noon
Find Your German Ancestor

Get tips for using court records and online sources to trace German ancestors in America, and find out the right way to use the web to find ancestors in Germany. $20. $15/Ohio History Connection member. 614.297.2510 or www.ohiohistory.org/genworkshops.
 

Friday, March 15, 2013 • 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, 2013 • 6:30-9:30 p.m.
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American House Hotel, Ohio Village
From the Pubs of Ireland Candlelight Dinner

Enjoy a hearty Irish pub meal followed by a rollicking evening of Irish melodies, humorous drinking songs and a wee bit of Irish wit and wisdom, all by the Ohio Village singers.
Menu: Cream of Leek soup, garnished with caramelized cabbage and bacon; Salad of chopped romaine, bacon, grape tomatoes, red and green onion, Irish cheddar and boiled egg with a whole-grain mustard dressing; Shepherd’s Pie -- Braised beef short ribs, mixed with carrots and peas, topped with a golden Yukon mash (Optional vegetarian entree: Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie [must be requested when you place your reservation]); Bailey’s cheesecake drizzled with whiskey caramel; Coffee, hot tea. $60, $50/Ohio History Connection member. Cash bar available. Advance registration required by March 11. To register, call 800.686.1541 or visit https://connect.ohiohistory.org/pubsofireland.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 • 6-9 p.m.
Way Back Wednesdays: DISCOver the 1970s

Party in the past! Click here for details.

Saturday, March 23, 2013 • 10 a.m.-Noon
Genealogy Workshop

Putting the Clues Together: Learning More About Your Family Photographs

Get pointers on dating 19th- and early 20th-century photos and sharpen your observation skills so you can recognize clues to family history in them. Bring a photo or two along. $20. $15/Ohio History Connection member. 614.297.2510 or www.ohiohistory.org/genworkshops.


On Exhibit
See exhibits on Ohio history, archaeology and natural history plus:

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.

Held Over!
Controversy 2: Pieces We Don’t Talk About

See items from our permanent collection that curators call “difficult” for their association with racial and ethnic stereotyping and share your thoughts.


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.

Special Hours March 26-29 for The Wall That Heals
During Ohio’s Vietnam Veterans Commemoration from Tuesday, March 26, through Friday, March 29, 2013, the
Ohio History Center museum will be open free to all visitors from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. See The Wall That Heals, a traveling half-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., on special exhibit on the grounds of the Ohio History Center free 24 hours a day from 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, through 5 p.m. Friday, March 29.

Questions about visiting the Ohio History Center? Call 800.686.6124.