Enjoy winter hikes at Fort Ancient this Saturday, Jan. 5, and Wahkeena Nature Preserve next Saturday, Jan. 12, plus many more (mostly warm and indoor) events at Ohio History Connection 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 Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta
Now through Jan. 31, 2013 • Daily 7:30-10 p.m.
Holiday Light Display
At Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont
On exhibit now through Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013
Tales of Travel From the President’s Attic
Explore the travels of President Hayes and his family.
Now through Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013
Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday Noon-5 p.m.
Hayes Train Special
See the annual holiday model train display!
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 • 1-4 p.m.
Hayes Model Train Clinic
Keep your trains on track with help from Hayes Presidential Center.
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 • 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Beginner Genealogy Class
Get the basics of creating a family tree.
At Mahoning Valley Historical Society, 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown
On exhibit now through Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013
Ohio and the Civil War: 150 Years Later
See the Ohio History Connection traveling exhibit.
At Fort Ancient near Oregonia
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 • 2-4 p.m.
Fort Ancient Winter Hike
Enjoy the natural beauty of the 2,000-year-old earthworks.
At COSI, 333 W. Broad St., Columbus
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 • 5-7 p.m.
Winds of Change: OSU and Columbus in the Sixties
A Conestoga Program
Hear about an Ohioan’s experiences in Vietnam and at OSU during the turmoil of the 1960s.
At Wahkeena Nature Preserve near Lancaster
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 • 1 p.m.
Winter Off-Trail Hike
Visit remote areas of Wahkeena and see the beauty of the topography in winter.
At Shaker Historical Museum in Shaker Heights
Tuesday, Jan. 15, through Sunday, March 17, 2013
Don Hisaka: The Cleveland Years
See an exhibit on Cleveland-area work by architect Don Hisaka, who was awarded the 1970 Cleveland Arts Prize in Architecture.
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 • 5-7 p.m.
Don Hisaka: The Cleveland Years
At Campus Martius Museum in Marietta
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 • 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Digging the Past Archaeology Day
Learn about archaeology through a day of special programs and hands-on activities.
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 • 10 a.m.-Noon
Cornerstones of Genealogy
Get the basics of doing family history research.
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 • 10 a.m.-Noon
Family History Resources at the Ohio History Center
Get an in-depth look at family history resources in the center’s archives and library.
Sewing House at Zoar Village in Zoar
Saturday Jan. 19; Wednesday, Jan. 23; Saturday, Feb. 9; or Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Beginning Rug-Weaving Class
Learn to weave on a two-harness floor loom and take home a completed project.
At the Youngstown Historical Center in Youngstown
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 • 4:30-6 p.m.
I Found It In the Archives!
An Introduction to Primary Sources for Social Studies Teachers
Attend a free workshop for teachers preparing students for History Day presentations.
At OSU Marion, Maynard Hall, 1465 Mt. Vernon Ave., Marion
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 • 7 p.m.
Amos Kling: Marion Powerhouse
Attend the first program in a three-part series on the family of former first lady Florence Kling Harding, presented by the Harding Home.
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 • 7 p.m.
Florence Kling Harding: Before the White House
The second program in a three-part series on the family of the former first lady looks at her first marriage and complex personality.
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 • 7 p.m.
Marshall DeWolfe: A Tangled Life
The third program in a three-part series on the family of former first lady Florence Kling Harding centers on her son, Marshall DeWolfe.
At the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 • Noon-4 p.m.
Museum Reopening and Exhibit Opening for How I Got Over
Attend the reopening of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center following an extensive refurbishing (see the Ohio History Connection members’ newsletter, Echoes, January-February 2013) and the opening of a new exhibit, How I Got Over, telling the story of overcoming adversity, through historical and contemporary art including paintings, quilts and found objects.
At the Ohio Statehouse, Columbus
Feb. 27 • 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Make your voice heard during Ohio’s annual history-and-heritage legislative advocacy day.
Enjoy Many More Events in Coming Weeks at Ohio History Connection Sites
There’s so much more to see and do at Ohio History Connection sites and related venues in coming weeks!
For more upcoming events, visit our online calendar.
For directions to Ohio History Connection sites statewide, visit www.ohiohistory.org/places.
Most Ohio History Connection 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.
Pick up your free Passport to Your Ohio History at Ohio History Connection sites and Ohio Travel Information Centers statewide.