Tap your foot to live bluegrass, shop colonial vendors, boat on the old Miami and Erie Canal, take in fall colors in Ohio’s Hill Country, visit a Civil War iron-making complex or consult with our old-building experts, all at Ohio Historical Society sites and related venues in October!
Please note that there is a charge for some events and some require reservations or advance registration.
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 • 9 a.m.–8 p.m.; Concert begins 11 a.m.
Flint Ridge Ancient Quarries and Nature Preserve, Brownsville
Second Annual Bluegrass Ka-Bash
Featuring Cedar Hill Bluegrass, Chestnut Ridge Gospel Bluegrass, Slate Ridge Bluegrass, Black Powder Express and Kevin Slater Band, outdoors under cover. Bring a lawn chair. Camping permitted. Food vendors on site. $20, Free/under age 16. 800.283.8707 or www.flintridgeohio.org/announcements/bluegrasska-bash2013.
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Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013
Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Schoenbrunn Village Historic Site, New Philadelphia
Fifth Annual Colonial Trade Faire
Colonial-style vendors will fill the cabins of Schoenbrunn
, a reconstructed frontier mission of the 1770s, offering a feel for what the village looked like in 1772. $7, $5/senior (55+), $4/ages 7–17, Free/age 6 and under. Two-day passes available. 330.663.6610
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Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 • Noon–5 p.m.
Johnston Farm & Indian Agency Historic Site, Piqua
Celebrate Fall at the Johnston Farm
Have you ever wondered what the Miami and Erie Canal looked like in the fall? There will be two rides aboard the 19th-century-style canal boat Gen. Harrison of Piqua; one at 1 p.m. will travel north to Lock 8 and return to the landing. The second, at 2:30 p.m., will travel the entire length of the canal on the Johnston Farm, offering an idea of what “canawlers” saw in 1845. Prefer dry land? A hayride at 4 p.m. will travel the canal towpath. New this year is a reenactment of the 18th-century village of Pickawillany, a busy British trading post deep in the heart of what was then French territory. Tour and take part in a variety of activities and demonstrations at the early 19th-century home of U.S. Indian Agent John Johnston and visit the Historic Indian and Canal Museum. $8, $4/student, Free/Ohio Historical Society member or age 5 and under. 800.752.2619 or www.johnstonfarmohio.com.
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Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 • 10 a.m.–Dusk
Buckeye Furnace Historic Site, near Jackson
Buckeye Furnace Fall Festival
Take in the fall colors in Ohio’s Hill Country and visit a restored iron-making complex typical of many in rural southern Ohio that supplied the Union war effort in the 1860s. Enjoy food and live music plus games and activities for kids. Free. 740.384.3537 or www.buckeyefurnace.com.
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Thursday, Oct. 17, and Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
Seminar: Thursday 7–9 p.m.,
Toward Independence, 81 E. Main St., Xenia
Consultations: Friday 9 a.m.–2 p.m. by appointment
Xenia 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. Free two-hour seminar followed by free on-site consultations by appointment. Cosponsored by Downtown Xenia Now, the City of Xenia and the Ohio Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio Historical Society. Free with advance registration. 800.499.2470 or www.building-doctor.org.
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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.
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