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July 2, 2013
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Fourth of July at Ohio Village
Old-Fashioned Fun

Enjoy old-fashioned family fun while celebrating our nation’s independence during the annual Glorious Fourth Old-Fashioned Independence Day Celebration at Ohio Village on Thursday, July 4, from Noon to 5 p.m.

“Visitors will experience how Ohioans celebrated our nation’s independence in the 1860s,” says Megan Wood of the Ohio History Connection.

“There’ll be activities for every member of the family, from grandparents and parents to teenagers and young children,” she says. “Old favorites like ice cream tasting and the pie-eating contest will be back, as will the parade.”

See
At 1 p.m., see the Grand Procession, a parade featuring townspeople; soldiers (Civil war, of course!); players for the Ohio Village Muffins base ball team; and the Ohio Village Singers, concluding with speeches from the steps of the Town Hall by Mayor Follin and other village officials. At 2 p.m., enjoy a concert of patriotic music featuring the Ohio Village Singers in the Town Hall or head for Muffins Field and join the “cranks” (fans) at a game of base ball (yes, two words) played by 19th-century rules, featuring our ace 1860s team, the Ohio Village Muffins.

Taste
What celebration would be complete without food? Throughout the day, you can sample ice cream (free with admission while supplies last). At 2:30 p.m., join in a pie-eating competition that’s both intense and delicious. You’ll also find local food trucks on hand offering delicious meals and snacks for sale.

Do
Throughout Ohio Village you can try out 19th-century games, meet townspeople, learn about life in the 1860s or follow our roaming flock of heritage-breed chickens. Whether you’re light on your toes or not, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to learn a 19th-century dance (we’ll teach you) - it’s really fun for the whole family! The Ohio History Center museum will be open from Noon-5 p.m., as well, so you can explore exhibits on Ohio history, archaeology and natural history.

Planning Your Visit
Ohio Village is adjacent to the Ohio History Center at I-71 & 17th Avenue (Exit 111) in Columbus. You can enter the Glorious Fourth Old-Fashioned Independence Day Celebration through the Ohio History Center museum or through the Ohio Village gatehouse, which is on the west side of the parking lot just north of the oval mound in front of the Ohio History Center.

Special Fourth of July Hours
The Ohio History Center museum and Ohio Village will be open Noon-5 p.m. July 4, 2013.

Signature Event Admission
Glorious Fourth admission is $12/adult, $9/youth (6-12), $10/Ohio History Connection member adult, $7/Ohio History Connection member youth (6-12), Free/child (age 5 and under). Questions? Call 800.686.6124.

This summer’s activities and special events at Ohio Village and on-going care of the village are sponsored in part by gifts from Anonymous; Conestoga, a fund-raising support group of the Ohio History Connection; Crane Group; John Hauck Foundation; David A. and Helen P. Horn Charitable Trust; the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Ohio; PNC Foundation; and the Village of New Concord.

Schedule

Glorious Fourth Old-Fashioned Independence Day
Ohio Village, I-71 & 17th Avenue (Exit 111), Columbus
Thursday, July 4, 2013 • Noon-5 p.m.

Noon
Ohio History Center Museum Opens
Visit the museum free with admission to Glorious Fourth

Noon
Ohio Village Opens

Noon-4 p.m.
Ice Cream Sampling

12:30 p.m.
Old-Time Dancing
Learn jigs and reels -- we’ll teach you!
Storytellers of Central Ohio

1 p.m.
Independence Day Celebration
Parade, songs, tableaux!

1:30 p.m.
Dublin Cornet Band Concert
Storytellers of Central Ohio

2 p.m.
Ohio Village Singers Concert
Muffins Base Ball

2:30 p.m.
Pie-Eating Contests
Old-Time Dancing
Storytellers of Central Ohio

3 p.m.
Dublin Cornet Band Concert

3:30 p.m.
Punch-and-Judy Puppet Show
Storytellers of Central Ohio

4 p.m.
Old-Time Dancing

4:30 p.m.
Storytellers of Central Ohio

Plus! Old-time hands-on fun for kids and kids-at-heart:
• Make ice cream and patriotic hats and ribbons
• Walk on stilts
• Roll a hoop
• Hear patriotic poems and readings in a one-room school
• Decorate the Liberty Tree
• Check out 150 years of base ball memorabilia!

Ice cream free with admission while supplies last. Sandwiches, snacks and soft drinks available from concessionaire on site.