Spend an enjoyable hour with fascinating people from Ohio's past in the intimate setting of museum theater.
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 wheelchair accessible. Performances are free with museum admission every Saturday at 1:00 and 3:00 pm.
Saturdays in January
Telephones have changed dramatically since the first call was made, but has that really improved our personal communication? Our 20th-century telephone operator takes a look at the technology of the past, of her era, and discusses possible advances in the future. MaryLou McKeen of Westerville portrays the operator.
Saturdays in February
Mary Bowser, Servant and Spy in the Southern White House
Mary Bowser, born a slave but later freed, returned to the South to work as a servant in Jefferson Davis's White House. Listen as she tells how she was able to leak information about Davis and his administration during the Civil War. Revonne Hammond portrays Mary Bowser.
Saturdays in March
The Solo Flight of Jerrie Mock
The time is 1964, and an American woman is flying solo around the world. Join Jerrie Mock, an Ohio mother of three with 750 hours of flight time, as she shares her adventures in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere with you. Harriet Merriman portrays Jerrie Mock,