Weekend Encounters

Visit the Ohio History Center for a variety of weekend programs. All programs are free with admission and last approximately 30 minutes. 


Saturday, January 24

12:00 pm – Pre-contact Diet
How do archaeologists know that people in ancient Ohio ate? And why should we care about the pre-contact diet? Learn about the archaeologic remains and studies that help us find answers to these questions.

1:30 pm – Battle Flag presentation
Visit our Follow the Flag exhibit for an up close viewing of several Civil War battle flags. Staff will open a special case and discuss the significance of this collection and the conservation efforts to preserve these treasures.

2 p.m. — White Castle Hamburgers: Buy ‘Em by the Sack
In 1920 the fast food industry didn’t exist. Then in 1921 Walt Anderson and Billy Ingram opened the first White Castle restaurant. Join curator Lisa Wood to hear the story of White Castle and how customers started to “buy ‘em by the sack.”


Sunday, January 25

1 p.m. – Did You Know: Victoria Woodhull

Did you know that the first female presidential candidate ran in the 1870s? Join us to learn about Victoria Woodhull, an Ohio daughter and one of her era’s most fascinating personalities.

2 pm – Battle Flag presentation

Visit our Follow the Flag exhibit for an up close viewing of several Civil War battle flags. Staff will open a special case and discuss the significance of this collection and the conservation efforts to preserve these treasures.


Saturday, January 31

12 p.m. – Weightlifting Patriots

One of the ways immigrant groups to Ohio maintained their cultural identity was through the formation of athletic groups. Join us to learn about these different societies and see photos of them in action!

1:30 pm - Staff Pick: Textiles and Politics

Join museum staff as they highlight fascinating textiles from our collection, including crazy quilts and campaign banners, that tell the stories of Ohio's political past.

2 p.m. — Going, Going Gone?
Have you been meaning to visit the exhibit, Going, Going, Gone? Take this opportunity to join natural history curator David Dyer for an in-depth tour to find out more about endangered and extinct species in Ohio and other places.
 


Sunday, February 1

1 p.m. – Did You Know: Victoria Woodhull

Did you know that the first female presidential candidate ran in the 1870s? Join us to learn about Victoria Woodhull, an Ohio daughter and one of her era’s most fascinating personalities.

2 pm – Battle Flag presentation

Visit our Follow the Flag exhibit for an up close viewing of several Civil War battle flags. Staff will open a special case and discuss the significance of this collection and the conservation efforts to preserve these treasures.