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March 28, 2013
Photo of a covered wagon outside the 1787 Rufus Putnam House at the Campus Martius Museum in Marietta.Photo of the annual Easter-Egg Roll on the lawn of the home of President Rutherford B. Hayes in Fremont, Ohio.Photo of colored Easter eggs.Photo of a detail of an exhibit at the Ohio River Museum in Marietta, which opens for the 2013 season this Saturday, March 30.Detail of ‘Hope Is an Anchor’ by Dr. J. E. Hobson, from the exhibit ‘How I Got Over,’ at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center.Photo of the log church at Schoenbrunn , a reconstructed Moravian mission of the 1770s in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Attend a traditional Moravian Easter sunrise service there this Sunday, March 31, 2013.Ohio Civil War 150 logo.Photo of the traveling exhibit ‘Ohio and the Civil War: 150 Years Later,’ on display April 1-19, 2013, at Lorain County Metro Parks in LaGrange.Photo of the rustic cabin that houses the nature center at Wahkeena Nature Preserve near Lancaster. Spring programs at Wahkeena start Saturday, April 6, 2013.Photo of the historic Zoar Garden as seen from a window in the Number One House. Zoar Village opens for the 2013 season Saturday, April 6. Attend a garden-themed dinner at Zoar April 20, 2013. See story for details.Photo of Building Doctor Mariagela Pfister examining a patient. Our old-building experts hold clinics for old-building owners in Vermilion April 11-12 and Ellsworth May 2-3, 2013.Photo of Adena, home of early Ohio governor and statesman Thomas Worthington. Welcome spring at Adena with free bird and nature walks, garden tours, garden club displays and performances by area musicians on Saturday, April 13, 2013.Photo of the historic Johnston Farm & Indian Agency in Piqua. See an Adena mound, the Johnston Cemetery and John Johnston’s double-pen log barn on a Springtime Hike Saturday, April 13, 2013.Photo of the Upper Arlington home of early Ohio legislator and judge Thomas Johnston and his wife, Elizabeth -- site of Conestoga’s annual fundraiser benefiting the Ohio History Connection on Sunday, April 14, 2013. See story and calendar link for details.Photo of the steeple of Tallmadge Church, a reminder of northeast Ohio’s New England heritage, built in 1825. Visit Tallmadge Church and other nearby landmarks during an open house on Sunday, April 28, 2013. See story for details.Photo of a boy and girl at the National Road/Zane Grey Museum in Norwich near Zanesville. The museum hosts Zane Grey Day, an afternoon of activities inspired by the Western novels of Ohio author Zane Grey, on Sunday, April 28, 2013.
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A historic Upper Arlington home hosts an afternoon of food and music benefiting the Ohio History Connection on Sunday, April 14 -- one of more than 30 opportunities to connect with the past at Ohio History Connection 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.


In Upper Arlington

 

Sunday, April 14, 2013 • 4-7 p.m.

Conestoga Fundraiser

A Conestoga Program

 

Enjoy food and music plus a silent auction at one of the oldest residences in Franklin County, the home of early Ohio legislator and judge Thomas Johnston and his wife, Elizabeth. Call 800.647.6921 for tickets, $100 per person, by April 3. Proceeds benefit the Ohio History Connection.


At the Campus Martius Museum, Marietta

On exhibit

Touched by Conflict: Southeastern Ohio and the Civil War

Explore the role of southeast Ohioans in the Civil War and the war’s impact in southeast Ohio through photographs and artifacts from the collection of Ohioan Larry Strayer.

 

Saturday, April 6, 2013 • 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Seminar 10-11:30 a.m.

Blazes, Posts and Stones

Author James Williams premiers his new book, Blazes, Posts and Stones, with a seminar, Indian War 1790-1795: The Life and Death Struggle for the Northwest Territory.

 

Sunday, April 7, 2013 • 2 p.m.

Marietta in Memory, History and Imagination

Andrew Cayton, Distinguished Professor of History at Miami University, speaks in recognition of the 225th anniversary of the founding of Marietta. 


At Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont

 

On exhibit through Oct. 6, 2013

The War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier

Learn about the strategic importance of battles fought in areas of Ohio, Michigan and Canada bordering Lake Erie, including Hull’s Surrender, River Raisin, Fort Meigs, Fort Stephenson, the Battle of Lake Erie and the Battle of Thames.

 

Saturday, March 30, 2013 • 2-3:30 p.m.

Easter-Egg Roll

Experience a White House tradition started in 1878 by President Rutherford B. Hayes, during Hayes Presidential Center’s annual Easter-Egg Roll for children ages 3-10.

 

Saturday, April 6, 2013 • 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Tracing Your House’s History

Learn how to use printed and online sources to track down the owners and history of a property through deeds, Sanborn Maps, city directories, tax records and other sources.

 

Sunday, April 28, 2013 • 1-4 p.m.

Rootsmagic Workshop

Get tips and tricks for using Rootsmagic genealogy software from Rootsmagic author Bruce Buzbee.


At the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce

 

On exhibit through Dec. 28, 2013

How I Got Over

Through more than 70 historical and contemporary works by African American artists, How I Got Over tells a story fundamental to the human experience: overcoming adversity.


At the Ohio River Museum, Marietta

 

Saturday, March 30, 2013 • 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Welcome Back Carp

Celebrate the opening of the Ohio River Museum for the 2013 season with a free Carp Egg Hunt on the museum grounds, plus speakers, children’s activities and special guest Carpy.

 

Friday, April 5, 2013 • Noon-1 p.m.

Brown Baggin’ Through History: The Ritts’ W. P. Snyder Jr. Legacy

Bring a brown bag lunch and join Jeff Spear of Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen for a free talk and walk-through of the exhibit The Ritts’ W.P. Snyder Jr. Legacy.


At Schoenbrunn Village, New Philadelphia

Sunday, March 31, 2013 • 6 a.m.

Easter Sunrise Service

Attend a traditional Moravian Easter service at Schoenbrunn, an 18th-century Moravian mission, site of Ohio’s first church.


At Lorain County Metro Parks in LaGrange

 

Monday, April 1, through Friday, April 19, 2013

Lorain County Metro Parks, 12882 Diagonal Road, LaGrange

Ohio and the Civil War: 150 Years Later

See the Ohio History Connection traveling exhibit Ohio and the Civil War: 150 Years Later.


At the Grant Boyhood Home and Grant Schoolhouse in Georgetown

 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Grant Boyhood Home Rededication

 

Thursday, April 25, through Saturday, April 27, 2013

Georgetown

U.S. Grant Celebration

Enjoy events throughout Georgetown celebrating the community’s history of association with Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and visit the Grant Boyhood Home and Grant Schoolhouse. For details, visit www.usgrantboyhoodhome.org or call 937.378.3087.


At Wahkeena Nature Preserve, near Lancaster

 

Saturday, April 6, 2013 • 10 a.m.-Noon

Nature Walk: Life in a Vernal Pool

What’s a vernal pool and who lives there? Find out on a naturalist-led exploration of vernal pools. Learn why they’re important in the woodland ecosystem and what creatures depend on them.

 

Saturday, April 13, 2013 • 8:15 a.m.

Nature Walk: Birding for Beginners

Take a naturalist-led walk and learn to identify some of Wahkeena’s resident birds. Improve your skills with your binoculars and get tips on how to get the most out of your field guide.

 

April 14, 28 and May 5, 2013 • 1 p.m.

Nature Walk: Spring Wildflowers

Join a naturalist for a leisurely walk exploring the beauty, folklore and medicinal uses of native Ohio wildflowers.

 

Saturdays April 27 and May 4 and 11, 2013 • 8:15 a.m.

Bird Walk

Join birders of all abilities on a guided walk seeking out returning warblers, resident birds and water-loving species. Explore pond, wetland, edge and forest habitats.


At Zoar Village in Zoar

 

Saturday, April 6, 2013 • 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Zoar Village, Zoar

Opening Day at Historic Zoar Village

Visit Zoar on opening day of the 2013 season.

 

Saturday, April 6, 2013 • 1 p.m.

Schoolhouse, 221 E. 4th St., Zoar

Saturdays in Zoar Free Speaker Series

Billy Yank: Life of a Soldier

Ohio History Connection Civil War re-enactor Mark Holbrook presents Billy Yank: Life of a Soldier.

 

Saturday, April 20, 2013 • 6-9 p.m.

Schoolhouse, 221 E. 4th St. Zoar

Zoar Garden-Themed Dinner

Enjoy a garden-themed dinner plus an auction of items for home and garden.

 

Friday, April 26, 2013 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Zoar Village, Zoar

Spring in Zoar Home-School Day

Find out what the Zoarites planted, how they did spring cleaning and how they played.

 

Saturday, April 27, 2013 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Blacksmith Shop, E. 1st St., Zoar

Beginning Blacksmithing Class

Discover the history of blacksmithing and learn the basics by forging a hook and a nail.


At Ritter Public Library in Vermilion

 

Thursday, April 11, and Friday, April 12, 2013

Seminar: Thursday, 7-9 p.m.

Consultations: Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. by prior appointment.

Vermilion Building Doctor Clinic

Meet our old-building experts and learn how to make informed decisions about repairs and improvements to any home or building built between 1800 and 1955.


At Adena Mansion & Gardens, Chillicothe

Saturday, April 13, 2013 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Spring Awakening

Welcome spring at Adena with free bird and nature walks, garden tours, garden club displays and performances by area musicians.


At Johnston Farm & Indian Agency in Piqua

 

Saturday, April 13, 2013 • 1-3 p.m.

Springtime Hike

See an Adena mound, the Johnston Cemetery and John Johnston’s double-pen log barn.

 

Thursday, April 18, 2013 • 6 p.m.

The West Comes to Piqua

Enjoy a Western-themed evening of fun and food sponsored by Johnston Farm Friends Council to benefit the historic Johnston Farm.


At the National Road/Zane Grey Museum near Zanesville

 

Sunday, April 28, 2013 • 1-4 p.m.

Zane Grey Day and 1860s Base Ball

Enjoy an afternoon of hands-on fun inspired by the Westerns of Ohio author Zane Grey. See the Ohio Village Muffins take on a local team in a game of base ball (yes, two words) played by 19th-century rules (2 p.m.) and hear music by One More Time string band.


At Tallmadge Church, Tallmadge

 

Sunday, April 23, 2013 • 2-4 p.m.
Tallmadge Church Open House
Step inside the 1825 church on Tallmadge Circle -- an architectural landmark and reminder of northeast Ohio’s New England heritage -- plus the nearby Old Town Hall and Schenkenberger House.


At Ellsworth Town Hall, 11125 Akron-Canfield Road (State Route 224) in Ellsworth

 

Thursday, May 2, and Friday, May 3, 2013

Seminar Thursday 7-9 p.m.

Consultations: Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. by prior appointment.

Ellsworth Building Doctor Clinic

Meet our old-building experts and learn how to make informed decisions about repairs and improvements to any home or building built between 1800 and 1955.


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


Enjoy Many More Events in Coming Weeks at Ohio Historical Society 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 statewide.