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May 24, 2013
Sunburst logo reading ‘Summer Fun in Ohio Village!’Photo of a boy bowling on the Ohio Village green.Photo of a girl walking on stilts on the Ohio Village green with the help of her father.Photo of a girl trying on a straw summer hat at a shop in Ohio Village.Photo of an Ohio Village resident wearing an 1860s-style striped summer dress and carrying a shopping basket.Photo of visitors on the boardwalk in front of the Ohio Village livery stable.Photo of a woman dressed in 19th-century style and a man wearing the uniform of the Ohio Village Muffins base ball team relaxing on the village green.
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.

New for 2013
Each day at Ohio Village features different townspeople, games and activities, so plan to visit more than once. You’ll find the following new activities this summer:

• Explore the village barn and livery stable.

• Visit the village as a person of the 1860s.

• Pack a wagon with provisions for troops fighting the Civil War.

Our Newest Residents
Starting Wednesday, June 5, you’ll find a small flock of heirloom chickens living in a coop behind the village livery stable. Each morning the hens will be turned loose to roam the village. At closing time, they’ll be rounded up, fed and returned safely to the coop. At the end of the summer, they’ll be adopted-out.

The chickens, from the Meyer Hatchery in Polk, Ohio, are from two different heirloom breeds: Dominiques (pronounced Dominkers) and Brown Leghorn. Heirloom, or heritage, breeds are breeds popular in America in the past, but today listed as endangered because modern farming has changed and these breeds are no longer needed by large farmers. Come to Ohio Village to learn more about these breeds and the history of chickens in America and Ohio. Visit www.ohiohistory.org/chickens to check out the baby chicks via chick-cam!

Tour Ohio Village
Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. from June 2 through Sept. 1, enjoy guided tours of Ohio Village. Learn about the buildings and meet some of the residents.

Summer Theatre
Starting Saturday, June 8, and continuing through Saturday, Aug. 31, the Ohio History Center’s popular Echoes in Time Theatre moves to Ohio Village for the summer. Enjoy live one-person performances highlighting interesting figures from history on Saturdays at 1 and 3 p.m. In June, meet Elizabeth Van Lew, a Confederate citizen who spied for the Union. In July, learn about 19th-century life on the Ohio River from flatboatman J.B. Piatt. In August, it’s Best of Echoes in Time Theatre, featuring a different performance each week.

Vintage Base Ball
See the Ohio Village Muffins, our ace vintage team, play base ball (yes, two words), by 1860s rules at Ohio Village on selected dates this summer. Visit www.ohiohistory.org/muffins for the 2013 schedule.

Special Events
As in your own community, some days in Ohio Village are busier than others. Ohio Village hosts eight special events this summer -- days when things will really be hopping. Click on the links below to learn more:

Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, 2013
Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday Noon-5 p.m.
A House Divided Civil War Reenactment and Living History Weekend
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Saturday, June 1, 2013 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Storybook Village
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Thursday, July 4, 2013 • Noon-5 p.m.
Glorious Fourth Old-Fashioned Independence Day Celebration
Ohio History Center museum open Noon-5 p.m., too!
Signature Event admission applies

Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14, 2013
Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday Noon-5 p.m.
Ohio Made: An All Ohio Arts Festival

Saturday, July 20, 2013 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Military Appreciation Day

Saturday, August 10, 2013 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Educator Appreciation Day

Saturday, August 24, 2013 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Columbus Children’s Festival
Signature Event admission applies

Saturday, August 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013
Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival

Planning Your Visit
Ohio Village is adjacent to the Ohio History Center at I-71 & 17th Avenue (Exit 111) in Columbus. Enter Ohio Village through the Ohio History Center museum.

Except during special events on July 4 and Aug. 24, when special Signature Event admission applies to all, Ohio Village is free with Ohio History Center museum admission: $10/adult, $9/senior, $5/child age 6-12, Free/child age 5 and under and Free/Ohio History Connection member. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday Noon-5 p.m., except Thursday, July 4, 2013, when Ohio Village and the Ohio History Center will be open noon-5 p.m. Questions? Call 800.686.6124.

This summer’s activities and special events at Ohio Village and on-going care of the village are sponsored in part by gifts from Anonymous; Conestoga, a fund-raising support group of the Ohio History Connection; Crane Group; John Hauck Foundation; David A. and Helen P. Horn Charitable Trust; the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Ohio; PNC Foundation; and the Village of New Concord.