Hear from former White House counsel John Dean and historian James Robenalt on scandals and the presidency; see British and American troops encamped at the site of Ohio’s only Revolutionary War fort; enjoy traditional music in the shadow of an Appalachian iron-making furnace and explore Ohio’s ancient cultures, all 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.
Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20
Reception Friday 7:30–9:30 p.m., Workshops Saturday 1–4:45 p.m.,
Dinner Saturday 6:30–8:30 p.m.
OSU Marion, 1465 Mt. Vernon Ave., Marion
Fourth Annual Harding Symposium
Scandals and the Presidency
Join us for an outdoor wine and dessert reception Friday night, featuring Ulysses S. Grant reflecting on his Civil War experience and White House administrations. On Saturday, former White House counsel John Dean and historian James Robenalt team up for two powerful sessions about scandals and the presidency throughout U.S. history and one on the Nixon years. Author and professor David Stratton dissects the Teapot Dome Scandal, which marred the Harding legacy. The symposium concludes on Saturday night with a gala dinner and keynote speaker Dean examining the recently released Nixon tapes. $75 all-event package; $20 reception only; $50 workshops only; $40 dinner only. Advance registration required by July 12. 800.600.6894 or www.osumarion.osu.edu/harding.
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July 13–14 • Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Fort Laurens, Bolivar
Revolution on the Tuscarawas
Visit the site of Ohio’s only Revolutionary War fort and see battles featuring the Brigade of the American Revolution plus demonstrations of 18th-century artillery, camp life and music, with a special ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot. $7/age 15+, $3/ages 5-14, $1/Ohio Historical Society member. Two-day admission passes available. 800.283.8914 or http://www.fortlaurens.org.
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July 4 • Noon-5 p.m.
Independence Day 1813
Fort Meigs, Perrysburg
Enjoy music, games, musket and cannon firings and more. At 2 p.m., see the real 1813 Fort Meigs Independence Day celebration recreated, with an 18-cannon salute, toasts to the nation and fife and drum music. $8, $7/senior, $4/student, Free/Ohio Historical Society member, active-duty military or age 5 and under. 800.283.8916 or http://www.fortmeigs.org.
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July 13 • 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Buckeye Furnace, near Jackson
Early Times at Buckeye Furnace
See traditional crafts including wool spinning; chair caning; quilting; soap, candle, tea, rug and bucket making; blacksmithing; calligraphy; and flint knapping. Enjoy music by Steve Ball and Oak Hill’s Over the Hill Gang. Free. 740.384.3537 or www.buckeyefurnace.com.
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July 14, Aug. 3 and Aug. 31 • 1:30 p.m.
Shelter House at Serpent Mound, near Peebles
Indigenous Legacies Summer Lecture Series
People of the Forest: Three Archaeological Lectures on the Ohio Valley’s Mound Builders
Explore three different ancient Woodland cultures: the Adena Culture, Hopewell Culture and Fort Ancient Culture. July 14: People of the Forest — The Adena Culture. Epic Mound Builders: 1000 to 200 C.E., with Ohio University Professor of Anthropology Elliot Abrams. Aug. 3: People of the Forest — The Hopewell Culture. Geometry & Astronomy — Written on the Land: 100 B.C.E. to 400 C.E., with Ohio Historical Society Curator of Archaeology Brad Lepper. Aug. 31: People of the Forest — The Fort Ancient Culture. Farmers of the Ohio Valley: 1000–1750 C.E., with Ohio State University Associate Professor of Anthropology Robert Allan Cook. Parking $7/car. Lecture admission free. 937.365.0101 or www.ohiohistory.org/serpentmound.
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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.
Pick up your free Passport to Your Ohio History at Ohio Historical Society sites statewide.