Enjoy a festive salute to our rivers, canals and lakes; shop 60-plus quality antiques dealers; explore natural wonders; or see a new play about Tecumseh and Thomas Worthington, all at Ohio Historical Society sites and related venues in coming weeks.
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.
Sundays, Aug. 11 and 25 and Sept. 15, 2013 • 1 p.m.
Wahkeena Nature Preserve, near Lancaster
Join the naturalist for a leisurely walk seeking out summer’s rich botanical diversity and warm-weather-loving animals. Ferns, wildflowers and other surprises await discovery in the cool forest and sunny meadows. Approximately 90 minutes with frequent stops. Ages 12 and up. Free. 800.297.1883.
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Saturday, Aug. 3, and Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013
Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Zoar Village, Zoar
40th Annual Zoar Harvest Festival and Antique Show and Sale
Shop more than 60 high-quality antiques dealers and see period craftspeople demonstrate their skills. Enjoy a juried craft show and art show, exhibit and sale. Tour the village, including historic house museums. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides plus food and more fun. $8, Free/age 12 and under. Ohio Historical Society members save 10%. 800.262.6195 or www.historiczoarvillage.com.
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Saturday, July 27, 2013 • 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont
Enjoy activities focusing on the natural wonders of Spiegel Grove, estate of 19th president Rutherford B. Hayes. From bird banding and bait casting to make-it-take-it activities and wagon rides, there’ll be plenty to do whatever your age. Most activities are free. Major support provided by The Fremont Company and KeyBank — The Walter Terhune Memorial Fund. 800.998.7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
Saturday, July 27, 2013 • 6–9:30 p.m.
Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont
Bid at the Grove Fund-Raising Auction
Attend a gala evening featuring emcee and auctioneer Jerry Anderson of WTOL-TV. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beer and wine and bid on an array of merchandise, services and outings. Tickets $100, $720/table of eight or $850/table of 10. Proceeds benefit Hayes Presidential Center. 800.998.7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
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Saturday, Aug. 3, and Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 • Saturday 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. and 7–8:30 p.m., and Sunday Noon–5 p.m.
Ohio River Museum, Marietta
Inland Waterways Festival
Enjoy a salute to America’s rivers, canals and lakes, featuring music, storytelling, history, hands-on activities, tours, displays, model boats, steamboat whistles and historic river craft on the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers. Free. 800.860.0145 or www.campusmartiusmuseum.org/iwf.html.
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Sunday, July 28, 2013 • 3:30–9 p.m.
Adena Mansion & Gardens, Chillicothe
Tecumseh at Adena: Shadows of Destiny
Enjoy live music, an art auction, a catered dinner and other activities on the grounds of Adena, restored 1807 home of early Ohio statesman Thomas Worthington, plus the premiere of Tecumseh at Adena: Shadows of Destiny, a new play telling the story of Tecumseh and Worthington, featuring actors from the outdoor drama Tecumseh! $100/seat; $1000/table (10 seats). Proceeds benefit Adena Mansion & Gardens. 800.319.7248 or 740.772.1500 or www.adenamansion.com.
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Enjoy Many More Events in Coming Weeks at Ohio Historical Society Sites
There’s so much more to see and do at Ohio Historical Society sites and related venues in coming weeks!
For more upcoming events, visit our online calendar.
For directions to Ohio Historical Society sites statewide, visit www.ohiohistory.org/places.
Most Ohio Historical Society 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 Historical Society sites statewide.