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February 28, 2014
Photo of a detail of the cover of a 1940s promotional publication about Lustron porcelain-enameled steel houses. See a real full-size Lustron house in the exhibit “1950s: Building the American Dream” at the Ohio History Center in Columbus.Photo of an ad for Angel Face make-up by Pond’s published in the 1950s. Hear ads of the 1950s read aloud during Readers Theatre performances at the Ohio History Center in Columbus on Saturdays, March 1, 8 and 15, 2014.Photo of an infant by itinerant photographer Albert J. Ewing of Marietta, Ohio, from the Ohio History Center exhibit “Faces of Appalachia.” Learn about the “hidden mother” phenomenon in Ewing’s photos during special programs at the Ohio History Center in Columbus on Saturdays, March 1, 8 and 15, 2014.Photo of visitors playing a record, “The Biggest Hits of ’56,” in the living room of the Lustron house featured in the Ohio History Center exhibit “1950s: Building the American Dream.” Music is the theme of this month’s 1950s Family Weekend at the Ohio History Center in Columbus on March 29–30, 2014.Detail of a photo of women from throughout Ohio demonstrating for the right to vote at the Statehouse in Columbus on July 30, 1914. Photo of a musician at the candlelight dinner “From the Pubs of Ireland” at Ohio Village in Columbus.Nineteenth-century photo of members of the communal Society of Separatists of Zoar, also known as Zoarites, posing in a field at harvest time.Photo of machinery in a 19th-century carriage-maker’s shop featured in the exhibit “Ohio: Centuries of Change” at the Ohio History Center in Columbus.Photo of a bison skull and other animal skulls in the exhibit “The Nature of Ohio” at the Ohio History Center in Columbus.Photo of an ancient Egyptian coffin featured in the exhibit “Transformation” at the Ohio History Center in Columbus. The exhibit continues through March 30, 2014.
At the Center
Time Marches On

Good news, though — there’s still time to catch the special exhibit Transformation before it ends March 30. Enjoy Transformation and more great exhibits like 1950s: Building the American Dream plus special weekend activities every Saturday and Sunday in March at the Ohio History Center.

Enjoy the following programs free with Ohio History Center museum admission (Ohio Historical Society members enjoy free admission). Each program lasts about 40 minutes. Attend just one or spend the day or weekend! Questions? Call 800.686.6124.

Weekends March 1–2, 8–9 and 15–16, 2014
Saturdays 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sundays Noon–5 p.m.
Women’s History Month
Enjoy special programs and activities in the museum highlighting the role of women in Ohio history.

Saturdays March 1, 8 and 15 • Noon
Readers Theater: The 1950s
Hear advertisements and product marketing aimed at women of the 1950s read aloud in voices of today.

Saturdays March 1, 8 and 15 • 1:30 p.m.
Hidden Mothers
Discover the “hidden mother” phenomenon in some of the century-old photos featured in our exhibit Faces of Appalachia.

Saturdays March 1, 8 and 15 • 2:30 p.m.
Staff Pick: Communal Groups in Ohio
Learn about 19th-century communal societies like the Shakers and Zoarites who helped shape Ohio, and see some items associated with them.

Saturdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2014 • 1 and 3 p.m.
Echoes in Time Theatre
Sheriff Maude: Lawman, Detective and Mother
In 1925, Maude Collins was the happily married young mother of five. She served as a small-town jail matron, working alongside her husband, Vinton County Sheriff Fletcher Collins, until he was shot at close range and killed in the line of duty. Fletcher’s untimely death shattered the world Maude had known. It also put her in a position to make history when she was appointed to fill the vacancy left by her husband’s death. Not a mere figurehead, Maude was a capable sheriff and detective, solving a double homicide and gaining national fame. Harriet Merriman portrays Maude Collins.

Sundays March 2, 9 and 16 • 1 p.m.
Staff Pick: WAVES Uniform
Learn how Dayton-area women serving in the Navy during World War II helped crack the secret Nazi Enigma code.

Sundays March 2, 9 and 16 • 2 p.m.
Make a Suffrage Sign
See pictures of the signs that women used to gain the right to vote in 1920, then make one of your own.

Sundays March 2, 9 and 16 • 3 p.m.
Women’s Working Conditions: Real or Not?
Can you separate fact from fiction?Test your knowledge of women’s working conditions during the Industrial Revolution.

Saturday, March 29, and Sunday, March 30, 2014
Saturday 11 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday Noon–4 p.m.
1950s Family Weekends: Music
Join us for a weekend of family fun inspired by music of the 1950s and the Ohio History Center exhibit 1950s: Building the American Dream.

More Upcoming Programs

March 23, 2014 • 4–6 p.m.
OSU Thompson Library, 1858 Neil Ave., Columbus
Magic to Do: Technologies of Theatre
A Conestoga Program
Meet Beth Kattelman and get a look at the role technology plays in the backstage events that go into theatre production. This program includes demonstrations of some historic theatrical technologies, such as a working model of a 17th-century theatre and an interactive display featuring magic lantern projections. Exhibits show how costuming, lighting and special effects are combining creativity and technology to bring a new dimension to theatre audiences. Free and open to the public, this program is sponsored by Conestoga, a volunteer fund-raising support group for the Ohio History Connection. 614.771.0612.

Genealogy Workshops

Genealogy Workshops are offered in partnership by the Ohio Historical Society, Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society and Columbus Metropolitan Library.

March 1, 2014 • 10 a.m.–Noon
Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus
Find Your Irish Ancestors Online
Have the luck o’ the Irish in you? Explore your family history and learn how to find your Irish ancestors online. Free. 614.645.2275 or www.columbuslibrary.org/events.

March 15, 2014 • 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Ohio History Center, Columbus
How to Overcome Brick Wall Problems
in German American Genealogy Research

Click here to learn more.

April 5, 2014 • 10 a.m.–Noon
Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus
Using Worldcat.org for Family History
Learn how you can use WorldCat.org, the largest catalog of library holdings in the world, to find books and other resources about genealogy and your family history in libraries around the U.S. and beyond. Free. 614.645.2275 or www.columbuslibrary.org/events.

Candlelight Dinners

Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15, 2014 • 6:30–9:30 p.m.
American House Hotel, Ohio Village, Columbus

From the Pubs of Ireland
Enjoy a hearty Irish pub meal followed by a rollicking evening of Irish melodies, humorous drinking songs and a wee bit of Irish wit and wisdom, all by the Ohio Village Singers. $60, $50/Ohio History Connection member. Cash bar available. Advance registration required by March 10, 2014. Seating is limited — it’s not too soon to register. Click here to register online, or call 800.686.1541.

On Exhibit
See exhibits on Ohio history, archaeology and natural history plus:

1950s: Building the American Dream

Faces of Appalachia: Photographs by Albert J. Ewing

Follow the Flag
See real Civil War battle flags.

Connecting to Your History
Explore and share family history.

Buildings, Places & Spaces
Learn about using the past to shape the future by preserving historic places and capitalizing on local history.

Following in Ancient Footsteps
Examine ancient artifacts and explore Ohio’s mounds and earthworks through computer simulations.

Transformation
Hurry! Ends Sunday, March 30, 2014
Explore the stories of five objects and how mere “things” can bring about transformation and change, from life to death, from unknown to famous, from existing to extinct. Click here to learn more.

Ohio History Center Museum Hours and Admission
The Ohio History Center museum is open five days a week: Wednesdays–Saturdays 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sundays noon–5 p.m. Ohio History Center museum admission is $10/adult; $9/senior (age 60+); $5/youth (ages 6–12); Free/Ohio History Connection member; Free/child (age 5 and under). The museum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

The Ohio History Center’s third floor research room — a great place to do genealogy or history research — is open four days a week: Wednesdays–Saturdays 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The research room is closed Sundays–Tuesdays.

Questions about visiting the Ohio History Center? Call 800.686.6124.