Have supper in 1863, see Ohio circa 1900 through the eyes of a traveling photographer, hear one survivor’s memories of the 1913 flood, learn about other natural disasters in Ohio history and find a cure for cabin fever, all in coming weeks at the Ohio History Center.
Visit the Ohio History Center at I-71 & 17th Avenue in Columbus in coming weeks and enjoy the following programs free with museum admission. Questions? Call 800.686.6124.
Weathering the Storm
Programs in this series, all on Sundays at 2 p.m., include:
Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 • 2 p.m.
Weathering the Storm: Blizzards
Remember the Blizzard of 1978? Share your memories or hear what others remember, and learn about blizzards in Ohio history.
Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 • 2 p.m.
Weathering the Storm: Floods
The 1913 Flood devastated Ohio, killing hundreds of people. Floods are not uncommon in the Buckeye State, though. Learn about floods in Ohio history.
Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 • 2 p.m.
Weathering the Storm: Tornadoes
July 12, 1992, went into the record books for the most tornadoes recorded in a single day, with 28 in Ohio. Share your memories and learn more about this day and others in Ohio’s weather history.
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 • 2 p.m.
Weathering the Storm: Earthquakes
Ohio may not be known for earthquakes, but many have occurred here, including a 5.4 magnitude quake in 1937. Learn more about this geologic phenomenon and others like it in Ohio.
Cabin Fever Weekends
Climbing the walls? Get out and enjoy these special winter weekend programs free with Ohio History Center museum admission (Ohio Historical Society members free!). Each program lasts about 40 minutes. Attend just one or spend the day or weekend! Questions? Call 800.686.6124 or 614.297.2357.
Saturdays Jan. 5 and 19, 2013 • Noon
Communal Groups in Ohio
Discover the Zoarites and other fascinating communal societies who helped shape Ohio.
Saturdays Jan. 5 and 19, 2013 • 2 p.m.
Observe the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation by joining in a discussion about its impact.
Saturdays Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2013 • 10 a.m.
Sundays Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013 • 3 p.m.
Activity Carts and Kids’ Crafts
Experience hands-on learning as we bring out activity carts and crafts -- touch real mastodon bones, see types of tools used by ancient Ohioans and try your hand at activities ranging from using a pump drill to loading a wagon.
Saturdays Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2013 • 11 a.m.
Sundays Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013 • Noon
Join our museum staff as we highlight objects from our collection. Each staff pick will provide information about an object, its history and how it fits into our exhibits.
Saturdays Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2013 • 1 and 3 p.m.
Echoes in Time Theatre
All Is Gone and Swept Away! The 1913 Flood
“Numerous lives lost; property loss of over a million dollars; business loss that is not to be estimated; many families bereft of all or much of their possessions; numerous costly bridges in the country and cities washed away; cities isolated and restored to primitive conditions, no light, heat and water services.” This report by an Ohio newspaper of the time sums up the effects of one of the biggest natural disasters in recorded Ohio history: the flood of March 25, 1913. Harriet Merriman portrays a woman who survived.
Sundays Jan. 6 and 20, 2013 • 1 p.m.
Highlights Tour: Ohio’s Military History
Take a guided tour of Ohio History Center exhibits and learn about Ohio’s involvement in military conflicts from the mid-18th century through Vietnam.
Saturdays Jan. 12 and 26, 2013 • Noon
Highlights Tour: Social Reform
Take a guided tour of Ohio History Center exhibits and learn how abolition, women’s suffrage, unionization and other social reforms have changed everyday life for Ohioans.
Saturdays Jan. 12 and 26, 2013 • 2 p.m.
Ohio in the Beaver Wars
Fur-trading boomed in North America beginning in the 1600s. Over-hunting and increased demand led to a struggle for animal resources in the Ohio country that became known as the Beaver Wars. Learn more about this chapter Ohio’s history.
Sundays Jan. 13 and 27, 2013 • 1 p.m.
Photography Through the Years
Advances in photographing our history have changed the way we view ourselves and the world. Join in a discussion about changes in photographic technology from the 19th century through today and understand more about the lens through which we view our past.
More Upcoming Programs
Call the number after each program below to register for these Ohio History Center events in coming weeks.
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 • 7-9 p.m.
American House Hotel, Ohio Village
New! Supper With the Village People
It’s 1863 and you’re invited to spend an evening with some of the more interesting citizens of Ohio Village, our recreated 19th-century community. A village “resident” will host each table. Enjoy a special meal, conversation and frivolity. $60, $50/Ohio Historical Society member. Advance registration required by Jan. 21. 800.686.1541.
Saturday, Feb. 9 • 6-9 p.m.
American House Hotel, Ohio Village
Valentines by Candlelight
Enjoy a romantic dinner, followed by the Ohio Village Singers in a concert of Victorian-era love ballads and comic songs, interspersed with readings and romantic verse. $60, $50/Ohio Historical Society member. Advance registration required by Feb. 4. 800.686.1541.
Click Here to Learn About Genealogy Webinars and Workshops Starting Saturday, Jan. 19.
See exhibits about Ohio history, archaeology and natural history plus:
Following in Ancient Footsteps
Over Here, Over There
Discover why we fight, how war changes us and how we remember, through hundreds of war mementos.
Follow the Flag
See real Civil War battle flags.
Connecting to Your History
Explore and share family history.
Buildings, Places & Spaces
Learn about using the past to shape the future by preserving historic places and capitalizing on local history.
Controversy 2: Pieces We Don’t Talk About
Opens Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013
Faces of Appalachia: Photographs by Albert J. Ewing
Ohio History Center Museum Hours and Admission
The Ohio History Center museum is open five days a week: Wednesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays noon-5 p.m. Ohio History Center museum admission is $10/adult; $9/senior (age 60+); $5/youth (ages 6-12); Free/Ohio Historical Society member; Free/child (age 5 and under). The museum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
The Ohio History Center‘s third floor research room -- a great place to do genealogy or history research -- is open four days a week: Wednesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Research Room is closed Sundays-Tuesdays.
Ohio Village, our recreated 19th-century community, where Supper With the Village People takes place Jan. 26, and Valentines by Candlelight takes place Feb. 9, is just north of the Ohio History Center at I-71 and 17th Avenue (Exit 111) in Columbus. Parking for these events is in the lot just north of the mound on the east side of the Ohio History Center. Please enter Ohio Village through the gatehouse on the west side of the north parking lot.
Questions? Call 800.686.6124.