Three hard-boiled colored eggs admit kids ages 3-10 to the Egg Roll on the lawn of 19th president Rutherford B. Hayes (father of the annual White House event) in Fremont on March 30 – just one of dozens of events 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. Click on the links below for full details.
At Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont
On exhibit through Oct. 6, 2013
The War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier
Learn about the strategic importance of battles fought in areas of Ohio, Michigan and Canada bordering Lake Erie, including Hull’s Surrender, River Raisin, Fort Meigs, Fort Stephenson, the Battle of Lake Erie and the Battle of Thames.
Saturday, March 9, 2013 • 9:30 a.m.-Noon
Photos and Genealogy
Learn how to identify, preserve, digitize and organize your family photos.
Saturday, March 16, 2013 • 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Internet Genealogy 2
Learn how to use subscription-based genealogy websites like Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Footnote.com, NewEnglandAncestors.org and NewspaperArchive.com, search efficiently and print out and share what you’ve found.
Saturday, March 30, 2013 • 2-3:30 p.m.
Experience a White House tradition started in 1878 by President Rutherford B. Hayes, during Hayes Presidential Center’s annual Easter-Egg Roll for children ages 3-10.
At the Campus Martius Museum, Marietta
Touched by Conflict: Southeastern Ohio and the Civil War
Explore the role of southeast Ohioans in the Civil War and the war’s impact in southeast Ohio through photographs and artifacts from the collection of Ohioan Larry Strayer.
Sunday, March 10, 2013 • 2-4 p.m.
Dickens in Ohio, with Roger Jerome
Hear Charles Dickens describe his 1842 visit to America and Ohio.
At the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce
How I Got Over
Through more than 70 historical and contemporary works by African American artists, How I Got Over tells a story fundamental to the human experience: overcoming adversity.
On exhibit through March 17, 2013
At Shaker Historical Museum, Shaker Heights
Don Hisaka: The Cleveland Years
See an exhibit on the Cleveland-area work of architect Don Hisaka, who was awarded the 1970 Cleveland Arts Prize in Architecture.
At Zoar Village in Zoar
Zoar Store, 198 Main St., Zoar
Friday, March 1, 2013 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Zoar Store and Visitors Center Opens for the 2013 Season
Shop for unique gifts and plan your return visit to Zoar Village, which opens April 6.
Schoolhouse, 221 E. 4th St., Zoar
Saturday, March 2, 2013 • 1 p.m.
Saturdays in Zoar Free Speaker Series
A Sorrowful Journey
Randy Buchman discusses Ohio’s 19th-century Indian Removal policies.
Sewing House, 221 W. Third St., Zoar
Saturday, March 9, or Wednesday, March 13, 2013 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Beginning Weaving Class
Learn to weave on a two-harness floor loom and take home a completed project.
At Adena Mansion & Gardens, Chillicothe
Saturday, March 2, 2013 • 1-4 p.m.
Celebrate the 210th anniversary of Ohio statehood at the restored home of early Ohio governor Thomas Worthington and enjoy a special statehood drama featuring actors throughout the 1807 mansion.
At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus
Thursday, March 7, 2013 • 3-5 p.m.
The History of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Medical Care for Kids
A Conestoga Program
Hear Dr. Bruce Meyer, vice chairman of pediatrics, tell the story of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, then tour the hospital’s new facilities with him.
At Tallmadge Church, Tallmadge
Sundays March 10 and April 23, 2013 • 2-4 p.m.
Tallmadge Church Open House
Step inside the 1825 church on Tallmadge Circle -- an architectural landmark and reminder of northeast Ohio’s New England heritage -- plus the nearby Old Town Hall and Schenkenberger House.
At Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St., Groveport
Thursday, March 14, and Friday, March 15, 2013
Seminar: Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Consultations: Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. by appointment.
Groveport 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.
At Youngstown Historical Center, Youngstown
Saturday, March 16, 2013 • 10-11:30 a.m.
Winter Workshop Series
Capturing Your Family’s Oral History
Dr. Donna DeBlasio of Youngstown State University’s History Department will teach you how to record stories told by family members and friends. Learn how to identify people with stories to share, frame questions, guide the conversation and document your work.
Saturday, March 16, 2013 • 1-2:30 p.m.
Winter Workshop Series
Your Immigrant Ancestors
Take a look at ethnic neighborhoods that have shaped the Youngstown area, with Dr. Donna DeBlasio and Dr. Martha Pallante of Youngstown State University.
Saturday, March 23, 2013 • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Antique Appraisal Show
Local dealers, collectors and specialists will be on hand to share information on a range of antique categories.
At Wahkeena Nature Preserve, near Lancaster
Sunday, March 17, 2013 • 1 p.m.
Spring Off-Trail Hike
Help the Wahkeena staff usher in the spring season on a moderately strenuous three-to-four-hour hike on rugged terrain.
At the Ohio River Museum, Marietta
Saturday, March 30, 2013 • 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Welcome Back Carp
Celebrate the opening of the Ohio River Museum for the 2013 season with a free Carp Egg Hunt on the museum grounds, speakers, children’s activities and special guest Carpy.
At Schoenbrunn Village, New Philadelphia
Sunday, March 31, 2013 • 6 a.m.
Easter Sunrise Service
Attend a traditional Moravian Easter service at Schoenbrunn, an 18th-century Moravian mission, site of Ohio’s first church.
Click here for upcoming events at the Ohio History Center in Columbus.
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 www.ohiohistory.org/places.
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 near the bottom of each site page at www.ohiohistory.org/places.
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