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January 10, 2014
Photo of the pond at Wahkeena Nature Preserve near Lancaster in winter. Wahkeena hosts a Winter Off-Trail Hike on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.Photo of the Winter Off-Trail Hike at Wahkeena Nature Preserve near Lancaster.Photo of President Warren G. Harding. The Hardings are the subject of “Fireside Chats: The Harding Family Revisited” at OSU Marion starting Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.Photo of a detail of the historic Zoar Hotel in Zoar, Ohio. Learn to paint Zoar landmarks in watercolor in a six-week class with instructor Jack Fetzer of Canton starting Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.Photo of the Rutherford B. Hayes Museum at Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, where the exhibit “Rutherford B. Hayes: Buckeye President” continues through April 13, 2014.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 the Campus Martius Museum in Marietta. The museum hosts a special Archaeology Day Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.
Featured Events
Weather or Not

Love to get outdoors in winter? Prefer to hole up indoors until spring? Find options for either approach to winter at Ohio Historical Society sites and related venues in coming weeks.

Please note that there is a charge for some events and some require reservations or advance registration.


Central Ohio

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 • 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Wahkeena Nature Preserve, near Lancaster
Winter Off-Trail Hike
See remote areas of Wahkeena that are not as accessible at other times of the year on a winter off-trail hike. You can view the topography of Wahkeena more clearly in winter and you may be surprised at how lively the winter landscape can be. This is a moderately strenuous hike. You should be in good physical condition and wear proper footwear. Plan for about four hours and bring a snack. Free with required advance registration. 800.297.1883, www.wahkeena-preserve.blogspot.com or www.ohiohistory.org/wahkeena.

Thursdays Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and Feb. 13, 2014 • 7 p.m.
Guthery Room, Maynard Hall, OSU Marion
Fireside Chats: The Harding Family Revisited
Jan. 30: Ohio-Bound: The Harding Migration. Feb. 6: “Doc” Harding: Colorful Patriarch. Feb. 13: Phoebe Harding: Gentle Fortitude. Series $25 or $12/program ($10/program in advance). 800.600.6894 or shall@hardinghome.org.

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Northeast Ohio

Thursdays Jan. 23 and 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014 • 3–5 p.m.
Zoar Village Historic Site, Zoar
Winter Watercolor Class
Learn new watercolor techniques and paint the buildings and landscapes of historic Zoar Village in a six-week class with instructor Jack Fetzer of Canton. Cost for the six weeks is $60. Ohio Historical Society members enjoy a 10% discount. Advance registration required. 800.262.6195 or www.historiczoarvillage.com. Feeling creative? Find more winter classes at Zoar at www.historiczoarvillage.com.

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Northwest Ohio

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 • 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, Urbana
Ice Age Geology: How Cedar Bog Was Formed
Learn about the geology of Cedar Bog with Ohio Historical Society Curator of Natural History Emeritus Bob Glotzhober. $10, $5/Ohio Historical Society member. 800.860.0147 or www.cedarbognp.org.

Through April 13, 2014 • Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday Noon–5 p.m.
Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont
Rutherford B. Hayes: Buckeye President
See a special exhibit on the role that Rutherford B. Hayes played in creation of The Ohio State University. $7.50, $6.50/age 60+, $3 ages 6–12, Free/Ohio Historical Society member or age 5 and under. 800.998.7737 or www.rbhayes.org.

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Southeast Ohio

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 • 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Campus Martius Museum, Marietta
Digging the Past Archaeology Day
Learn about archaeology — take part in an artifact identification clinic, lectures and flint knapping demonstrations and see private collections of historic and prehistoric artifacts on display at the Campus Martius Museum throughout the day during this special event. Free with paid Campus Martius Museum admission: $7, $4/student, Free/Ohio Historical Society member or age 5 and under. 800.860.0145 or www.campusmartiusmuseum.org.

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Southwest Ohio

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 • 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, Urbana
Ice Age Geology: How Cedar Bog Was Formed
Learn about the geology of Cedar Bog with Ohio Historical Society Curator of Natural History Emeritus Bob Glotzhober. $10, $5/Ohio Historical Society member. 800.860.0147 or www.cedarbognp.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 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 under the "Contact Us" tab of each site page listed on our Museums & Historic Sites page.


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