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February 28, 2014
Detail of a photo of Cleveland’s Shaker Rapid passing Moreland Courts. Discover the story of railway transit in Cleveland in the exhibit “Running on Rails” at Shaker Historical Museum in Shaker Heights through April 18, 2014.Photo of the Terminal Tower in downtown Cleveland, which rises above the city’s Union Terminal. Hear the story of Union Terminal on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in the program “From Chicago World’s Fair to Cleveland’s Public Square: The Story of Cleveland Union Terminal” at Shaker Historical Museum in Shaker Heights.Photo of Building Doctor Mariangela Pfister of the State Historic Preservation Office examining a patient.Photo of a graphic that reads “The Building Doctor.”Detail of a 19th-century illustration depicting Confederate General John Hunt Morgan’s 1863 raid in Washington, Ohio.Photo of Hayes Hall at Ohio State University, built in 1893 and named for Rutherford B. Hayes who was active in creation of the university. Photo courtesy Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center.Photo of a 19th-century illustration portraying Rutherford B. Hayes.Exterior photo of Adena, 1807 home of early Ohio statesman and governor Thomas Worthington, showing a group of visitors preparing to go inside.Photo of a woman dressed in early 19th-century style seated in a bedroom at Adena, 1807 home of early Ohio statesman and governor Thomas Worthington.Photo of two men dressed in early 19th-century style seated in the drawing room at Adena, 1807 home of early Ohio statesman and governor Thomas Worthington.
Featured Events
Next Stop, Spring

Check out Cleveland's rail and transit history, get together with local historians in your vicinity, meet our old-building experts, celebrate the anniversary of Ohio statehood or explore your crafty side, all 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.

Statewide

Saturday, March 15, 2014 • Massillon and Springfield
Saturday March 22, 2014 • Whitehall and Cincinnati
Saturday, March 29, 2014 • Chillicothe
Saturday, April 5, 2014 • Middleburg Heights and Toledo
Saturday, April 12, 2014 • Kent and Clyde
Ohio Local History Alliance Regional Meetings
for local historians and others active in local historical societies, museums and related organizations. This year’s theme is Engage, Educate, Empower: Taking Your Organization to the Next Level. All meetings are 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Get full details at www.ohiolha.org. $32 ($25/Ohio History Connection member) includes continental breakfast and lunch. Advance registration required by Monday before the meeting you plan to attend. 800.858.6878 or www.ohiolha.org.


Central Ohio

Sunday, March 16, 2014 • 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Wahkeena Nature Preserve, near Lancaster
Spring Off-Trail Hike
Help the Wahkeena staff usher in the spring season. We’ll look, listen and smell our way into this long-awaited time of year. This is a moderately strenuous hike on rugged terrain. You should be in good physical condition and wear proper footwear. Bring a snack. Free with advance registration required. 800.297.1883 or www.wahkeena-preserve.blogspot.com.

Sunday, 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.

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 Northeast Ohio

Saturday, March 1, 2014 • 1 p.m.
Zoar Village Historic Site Schoolhouse, 221 E. Fourth St., Zoar
Saturdays in Zoar Free Speaker Series
Hear local historian Frank Barrett on Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s raid through southern Ohio. Free. 800.262.6195 or www.historiczoarvillage.com.

Sunday, March 2, 2014 • 3 p.m.
Shaker Historical Museum, Shaker Heights
From Chicago’s World’s Fair to Cleveland’s Public Square:
The Story of Cleveland Union Terminal
Hear the story of Union Terminal from Chuck Klein of the National Model Railroad Association. $5, Free/Ohio Historical Society member. Advance registration required. 800.860.6078 or www.shakerhistory.org.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 • 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Zoar Village Historic Site Sewing House, 221 W. Third St., Zoar
T-Shirt Weaving Class
Bring eight t-shirts you no longer wear or need and weave your own personalized memory rug on a two-harness floor loom. $65. Advance registration required. Ohio History Connection members save 10%. 800.262.6195 or www.historiczoarvillage.com.

Workshop I: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 • 2–4 p.m.
Workshop II: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 • 2–4 p.m.
Shaker Historical Museum, Shaker Heights
Caring for Your Collections
Learn how to protect your objets d’art, fine art, linens, garments and other heirlooms. For Workshop II, bring a textile item and we’ll show you conservation methods for cleaning it. Workshop I: $5, Free/Ohio History Connection member. Workshop II: $15, $5/ Ohio History Connection member. Advance registration required. 800.860.6078 or www.shakerhistory.org.

Saturday, March 15, 2014 • 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Zoar Village Historic Site Sewing House, 221 W. Third St., Zoar
Drop Spindle Class
Learn how to use a drop spindle to spin wool into yarn. $40. Ohio History Connection members save 10%. 800.262.6195 or www.historiczoarvillage.com.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Zoar Village Historic Site Sewing House, 221 W. Third St., Zoar
Weaving Class
Make your own rag rug using a two-harness floor loom. Bring a sack lunch. $65. Ohio History Connection  members save 10%. Advance registration required. 800.262.6195 or www.historiczoarvillage.com.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 • 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Zoar Village Historic Site Sewing House, 221 W. Third St., Zoar
Rug-Hooking Class
Learn rug-hooking basics, types of materials to use and techniques. Make a round tabletop piece or round chair-seat cover. $85 includes all materials. Ohio History Connection members save 10%. 800.262.6195 or www.historiczoarvillage.com.

Through Friday, April 18, 2014
Shaker Historical Museum, Shaker Heights
Exhibit: Running on Rails
Discover the story of railway transportation in Cleveland, from the Van Sweringen brothers’ purchase of the Nickel Plate Railroad and creation of the Shaker Rapid transit line to the present day. Enjoy related special programs including From Chicago’s World’s Fair to Cleveland’s Public Square: The Story of Cleveland Union Terminal (Sunday, March 2, at 3 p.m.; see above) and 100 Years of Running on the Shaker Rapid (Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m.; visit www.shakerhistoricalsociety.org). $5, Free/Ohio Historical Society member. Sunday programs require advance registration. 800.860.6078 or www.shakerhistory.org.

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 Northwest Ohio

Saturday, March 8, 2014 • 10 a.m.–Noon
Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, Urbana
Going Green With Your Home: Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Ideas
Join Tracy Bleim as she shares her experiences with residential solar power and building an Earthship-style home. Bring a brown bag lunch and join us for a car tour of local solar sites. $10, $5/Ohio History Connection member. 800.860.0147 or www.cedarbognp.org.

March 13–14, 2014 • Seminar: Thursday 7–9 p.m.,
Sandusky Library, 114 W. Adams St., Sandusky. Consultations: Friday 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Sandusky 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 the Ohio Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio History Connection and the Old House Guild of Sandusky. Free with advance registration. 800.499.2470 or www.building-doctor.org.

Saturday, March 15, 2014 • 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont
Beginning Genealogy
Learn how to research your family’s history. Class includes instruction and handouts on creating a family tree, plus a tour of the Hayes Library, where a wealth of genealogical resources are available. Sponsored by RootsMagic Inc. $10, $5/student. Advance registration required. 800.998.7737 or www.rbhayes.org.

Through Sunday, April 13, 2014
Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont
Rutherford B. Hayes: Buckeye President
Learn about the role of Rutherford B. Hayes in creation of The Ohio State University. 800.998.7737 or www.rbhayes.org.

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 Southeast Ohio

Saturday, March 8, 2014 • 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
National Road and Zane Grey Museum, Norwich, between Zanesville and Cambridge
Luncheon
Remarkable Women: Past, Present and Future
Enjoy a Women’s History Month luncheon and program highlighting the life and times of Dolly Grey, wife of Zane Grey; a local woman who has contributed to her community throughout her lifetime; and a young woman with a bright and promising future. $15. Advance registration required. 800.752.2602.

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 Southwest Ohio

Saturday, March 1, 2014 • 1–4 p.m.
Adena Mansion and Gardens Historic Site, Chillicothe
Statehood Day
Ohio became the 17th state on March 1, 1803. Celebrate the anniversary of Ohio statehood at Adena, the 1807 home of early Ohio governor Thomas Worthington. Enjoy a special Statehood Day drama featuring actors throughout the mansion and visit the nearby museum and education center. Free. 800.319.7248 or www.adenamansion.com.

Saturday, March 15, 2014 • 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Adena Mansion and Gardens Historic Site, Chillicothe
Scrapbooking Crop
Do you find yourself being constantly interrupted when trying to scrapbook at home? Join us for 12 peaceful hours at one of the most scenic places in Ross County and scrap those wonderful memories of families, friends, vacations and more. Lunch and dinner will be provided, along with snacks throughout the day. Each scrapper will receive a welcome gift and be eligible for door prizes from participating vendors. Reservations are required as space is limited. $55 through March 7. $60 after March 7. 800.319.7248 or www.adenamansion.com.

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 Enjoy Many More Events in Coming Weeks at Ohio History Connection 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 Historical Society sites statewide, visit our Museums & Historic Sites page.

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 on each site page at www.ohiohistory.org/places.