Spend an enjoyable hour with fascinating people from Ohio's past in the intimate setting of museum theatre.
These characters will connect their times to yours by sharing their life stories. These are charming and engaging performances that are appropriate for all ages and wheel chair accessible. Performances are free with museum admission every Saturday at 1:00 and 3:00 pm.
June, July, and August performances take place in the Ohio Village Town Hall.
June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Codename Babcock: Citizen Spy Elizabeth Van Lew
Hear Elizabeth Van Lew, a member of Richmond, Virginia society and one of the most intriguing women of the Civil War, discuss her work as a spy and her opposition to slavery and secession. Mary Lou McKeen portrays Van Lew.
July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Flatboats and Steamboats: Life on the Ohio River - A Tale of One Man, JB Piatt
J. B. Piatt left his home near Williamsport, Pennsylvania, at the age of 18 and walked across the Alleghenies with his father in the fall of 1824, arriving in Pittsburgh on Christmas Day. He and his father found employment as flatboatmen, hauling cargo down the Ohio River. They worked on the same boat as far as Wheeling, where they proceeded on separate boats "and I never saw my father again," Piatt said. Hear the story of one man's early life on the Ohio River and how he resettled in Columbus. Roy Nichols portrays J.B. Piatt.