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January 31, 2013
Photo of a Cleveland-area home designed by architect Don Hisaka, winner of the 1970 Cleveland Arts Prize in Architecture and subject of the exhibit ‘Don Hisaka: The Cleveland Years’ at Shaker Historical Museum in Shaker Heights though March 17, 2013.Photo of the Ohio History Connection traveling exhibit ‘Ohio and the Civil War: 150 Years Later.’Picture of the Ohio Civil War 150 logo.Photo of Civil War re-enactor Anthony Gibbs, who will present ‘Milton Holland and the United States Colored Troops’ at the Campus Martius Museum in Marietta, Ohio, on Friday, February 1, 2013.Photo of the historic Zoar Store in Zoar, Ohio.Photo of a detail of a blockhouse and stockade at Fort Meigs in Perrysburg, Ohio.Photo of President Warren Harding and first lady Florence Kling Harding on the porch of their Marion, Ohio, home.Photo of a horse-drawn sleigh on the grounds of Spiegel Grove, the Fremont, Ohio, estate of 19th president Rutherford B. Hayes.Nineteenth-century illustration of President Rutherford B. Hayes.Illustration from the exhibit ‘The War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier,’ which opens February 13, 2013, at Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont.Photo of the annual Statehood Day legislative advocacy event. Register by February 15 for Statehood Day 2013, which is Wednesday, February 27, at the Statehouse in downtown Columbus.
Featured Events
Groundhog, Schmoundhog!

Shadow or no, there’ll be six more weeks of great things to see and do at Ohio History Connection sites and related venues this winter! Here’s the rundown.

Please note that there is a charge for some events and some require reservations or advance registration. Click on the links below for full details.

At the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce
On exhibit now through December 28, 2013
How I Got Over
See the new exhibit How I Got Over, telling the story of overcoming adversity through historical and contemporary art including paintings, quilts and found objects. Click here to learn more.

Shaker Historical Museum in Shaker Heights
On exhibit now through Sunday, March 17, 2013
Don Hisaka: The Cleveland Years
See an exhibit on Cleveland-area work by architect Don Hisaka, who was awarded the 1970 Cleveland Arts Prize in Architecture.

At the
Wayne County Public Library, 220 W. Liberty St., Wooster
On exhibit now through Monday, Feb. 25, 2013
Ohio and the Civil War: 150 Years Later
See the Ohio History Connection traveling exhibit.

Campus Martius Museum in Marietta

Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 • Noon-1 p.m.
Brown Baggin’ Through History
Milton Holland and the United States Colored Troops

Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy a living history presentation by Anthony Gibbs.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 • 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Contemporary Gunmakers and Allied Artists Show
Meet traditional artisans who recreate the working tools of the frontier settler and hunter.

At Zoar Village in Zoar

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 • 1 p.m. in the School House
Saturdays in Zoar Free Speaker Series

Ohio Women and the Civil War Home Front
featuring Dr. Kelly Selby of Walsh University

Saturday, Feb. 9, or Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Sewing House
Beginning Rug-Weaving Class
Learn to weave on a two-harness floor loom and take home a completed project.

Friday, March 1, 2013 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Zoar Store and Visitors Center Opens for the 2013 Season
Select unique gifts and plan your return visit to historic Zoar Village.

At Fort Meigs in Perrysburg
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 • 1-5 p.m.
Fort Founders’ Day
See what life was like for those who built Fort Meigs during an Ohio winter 200 years ago. 
Click here to read more about this special anniversary event.

OSU Marion, Maynard Hall, 1465 Mt. Vernon Ave., Marion
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 • 7 p.m.
Fireside Chats
Marshall DeWolfe: A Tangled LifeThe third program in a three-part series on the family of former first lady Florence Kling Harding centers on her son, Marshall DeWolfe. 

At Schoenbrunn Village in New Philadelphia
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Winter Walk
Take a free fitness walk through the restored Moravian mission town of the 1770s.

Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont
Opening Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013
The War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier
See a new exhibit about War of 1812 battles fought in areas of Ohio, Michigan and Canada bordering Lake Erie.

Saturday, Feb. 16, through Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 • 1-4 p.m.
Sleigh Rides Through Spiegel Grove
Celebrate Presidents Day by touring the estate of President Rutherford B. Hayes using the same mode of transportation he used -- a horse-drawn sleigh.

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 • Reception and Dinner 5-7 p.m., Speaker 7 p.m.
Annual Hayes Lecture on the Presidency:
Did Rutherford B. Hayes End Reconstruction?

Former Hayes Presidential Center Executive Director Thomas J. Culbertson addresses the question “Did Rutherford B. Hayes End Reconstruction?”

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 • 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Internet Genealogy I
Learn how to use free genealogy websites in your family-history research.

Youngstown Historical Center in Youngstown
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 • 10-11:30 a.m.
Winter Workshop Series: The Recipes of Family History
Explore family roots through recipes that have brought families together around the table.

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 • 1-2:30 p.m.
Winter Workshop Series: Preservation Basics for Your Family Photos and Heirlooms
Learn about best practices for safe, long-term preservation.

New Towne Mall in New Philadelphia
Saturday, February 23, 2013 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuscarawas County History Patriot Youth Rally
Kids are invited to “Uncover the Mystery of History” and win prizes by walking around the mall and visiting with various local historical attractions and museums.  

Register Now!
At the Ohio Statehouse, Columbus
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 • 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Statehood Day
Make your voice heard during Ohio’s annual history-and-heritage legislative advocacy day.

Save the Date!
At the Campus Martius Museum in Marietta
Sunday, March 10, 2013 • 2-4 p.m.
Dickens in Ohio, with Roger Jerome
Hear Charles Dickens, portrayed by Roger Jerome, describe his 1842 visit to Ohio.

Click here for upcoming events at the
Ohio History Center in Columbus.

Enjoy Many More Events in Coming Weeks at Ohio History Connection Sites

There’s so much more to see and do at Ohio History Connection sites and related venues in coming weeks!

For more upcoming events, visit our online calendar.

For directions to Ohio History Connection sites statewide, visit www.ohiohistory.org/places.

Most Ohio History Connection sites are managed for us by local organizations. Though hours posted online at www.ohiohistory.org/places reflect the most current information we have, we encourage calling ahead before you travel, to confirm that the site you plan to visit will be open when you plan to be there. Find direct phone numbers near the bottom of each site page at www.ohiohistory.org/places. 

Pick up your free Passport to Your Ohio History at Ohio History Connection sites and Ohio Travel Information Centers statewide.