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May 24, 2013
A House Divided
Photo of Union Troops on the square in Ohio Village
May 25-26, 2013
Civil War Comes to
Ohio Village This Weekend

 Citizens of Ohio Village, our recreated 19th-century community in Columbus, are bracing for war! Visit this Saturday, May 25, or Sunday, May 26, and experience the heat, smoke and noise of the Civil War, complete with Union and Confederate troops, cavalry battles and gun and cannon demonstrations.

Union and Confederate Troops Encamped Saturday and Sunday
“With Civil War reenactors and their horses camping in Ohio Village throughout the weekend, you can experience a living town at the center of the Civil War,” says Ohio History Connection visitor experience manager Megan Wood. “You’ll also get a taste of civilian life during the war, with music, dancing, 1860s children’s games and much more.”

Photo of the Adena Pipe, recently named Ohio’s official state artifact.
Ancient Human Effigy
Famous Adena Pipe
Becomes Ohio's
Official State Artifact

 The ancient Adena Effigy Pipe is one of the most well-known items on exhibit at the Ohio History Center in Columbus. A four-year effort by students at Columbus School for Girls to have the Adena Pipe named Ohio’s official state artifact culminated last week when Gov. John Kasich signed Senate Bill 33 into law.

Earlier this year, members of the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate had voted unanimously in favor of naming the Adena Effigy Pipe Ohio’s official state artifact. Sponsors included Rep. Mike Duffey (R-Worthington), Rep. John Carney (D-Columbus), Sen. Kevin Bacon (R-Minerva Park) and Sen. Frank LaRose (R-Akron).

Photo of visitors touring Ohio Village, a recreated 19th-century community. Enjoy guided tours of Ohio Village Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. from June 2 through Sept. 1, 2013.
At the Center
June Preview

Meet a Virginia woman who spied for the Union, tour an Ohio town of Civil War days, see base ball (yes, two words) played by 1860s rules, shake hands with Clifford the Big Red Dog, and explore your family’s roots during these upcoming events at the Ohio History Center and Ohio Village in Columbus.

Sunburst logo reading ‘Summer Fun in Ohio Village!’
Through Sept. 1
Ohio Village Plans
More Summer Fun

Summer Fun returns to Ohio Village, our recreated 19th-century community, starting this Saturday, May 25, and continuing through Sunday, Sept. 1. Explore Ohio Village this summer and meet townspeople, take a cell-phone tour, go on an Ohio Village Quest using a free treasure-hunt-style activity booklet and play on the village square or one-room school playground.

Photo of Native American dancers at the Fort Ancient Celebration.
At Fort Ancient
Native American
June 8-9

Intrigued by Native American history, culture and traditions? Plan to be in Oregonia in southwest Ohio June 8-9, 2013. That’s when Fort Ancient hosts Fort Ancient Celebration: A Gathering of Four Directions, sponsored by WKRC, Dayton Society of Natural History, Brickman and the Ohio History Connection.

Photo of the home in historic Shaker Heights where the ‘Twilight in the Garden’ Party will be held.
Featured Events
Gracious Gardens

The early 20th-century planned Garden City of Shaker Heights is home to some of Ohio’s most gracious gardens. Explore a sampling during the Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights Garden Tour on Sunday, June 16, and related events that weekend -- one of many great opportunities to connect with the past at Ohio History Connection sites and related venues in coming weeks!