Meet Rosie the Riveter of World War II fame; learn from an Ohio History Teacher of the Year; experience Thanksgiving 1863; laugh out loud at A Christmas Carol gone awry; see model trains running on a 1950s-style layout; and explore our porcelain-enameled steel Lustron house, all at the Ohio History Center and Ohio Village in coming weeks.
Saturdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2013 • 1 and 3 p.m.
Echoes In Time Theatre: Rosie the Riveter
American women entered the workforce in unprecedented numbers during World War II. Meet Rosie the Riveter, star of a government campaign aimed at recruiting women to work in defense industries as part of the war effort, portrayed by Katie Sullivan.
Saturdays Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 30, 2013 • 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sundays Nov. 3, 10, 17, 2013 • Noon–5 p.m.
On the Home Front
Throughout the day, enjoy special programs in the museum about life on the home front during wartime.
Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 • 4–6 p.m.
Teaching History by Living History
A Conestoga Program
In 2012, Joe Foster made a little history of his own when he was named Ohio History Teacher of the Year. Foster’s high school students are as used to taking notes as they are to learning around the campfire or preserving history around the country. He’ll share some of the winning ways he’s learned in more than 14 years of teaching. This program is sponsored by Conestoga, a volunteer fund-raising support group of the Ohio Historical Society.
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 • 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Our Miss Brooks and the Christmas Carol
See a live production of the 1954 comedy Our Miss Brooks and the Christmas Carol, about a high school English teacher who’s called upon to intervene when the school play is threatened by a rebellious cast, a wild rehearsal and “dangerous” mistletoe. A joint production of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department and Parks and Recreation of Grandview Heights, the play features the GCP Players and lasts about an hour. It’s inspired by Our Miss Brooks, a popular radio and TV comedy of the era that starred Eve Arden as Miss Brooks.
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 • 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 • Noon–4 p.m.
1950s Family Weekends:Toys and Games
Join us for a weekend of family fun inspired by the exhibit 1950s: Building the American Dream. Children of all ages are invited to play with toys and games and take part in festive activities of the 1950s. Immerse yourself in the recreation of the decade!
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013–Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014
Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday Noon–5 p.m.
Holiday Train Display
Visit the Ohio History Center exhibit 1950s: Building the American Dream starting Nov. 23 and you’ll find an operating model train display inspired by a real Lionel layout of the era, built by Central Ohio Model Railroad Club. Based on a popular setup published by Lionel in 1949 called Pop’s Layout, the nine-by-20-foot display featuring operating trains will be detailed with buildings and accessories typical of a model railroad layout of the 1950s.
Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 • Noon-4 p.m.
The Empty Chair: Thanksgiving and the Civil War
Visit the American House Hotel plus selected homes and businesses in Ohio Village, our recreated Civil War-era community, where residents with sons serving in the Union Army are preparing for Thanksgiving 1863. Listen as they share news of loved ones and stories of happier times to help offset the sadness of the empty chairs at the table.
More Upcoming Programs
Call the number after each program below to register for these Ohio History Center events in coming weeks:
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 • 10 a.m.–Noon
Genealogy Workshop: Military History Resources and the Family Historian Learn about draft records, military service records, pension files, rosters and militia records that you can use in family history research. Find out what’s in them, how the information was obtained, where the records are located and how to access them. We’ll highlight Ohio Historical Society holdings, with examples of original records that you can find in the third-floor research room at the Ohio History Center in Columbus. $20, $15/Ohio Historical Society member, advance registration required. 614.297.2510 or register online at www.ohiohistory.org/collections--archives/archives-library/workshops.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 • 7–9:30 p.m.
The Pleasure of the Cup: Drinks of the 19th Century
It’s like an old-fashioned pub crawl! Sample quirky-yet-tasty concoctions as you explore the world of 19th-century adult beverages at select buildings in Ohio Village, our recreated Civil War-era community in Columbus. Complete your rounds at the American House Hotel with refreshments and conviviality interspersed with humorous stories and tavern songs by the Ohio Village Singers. Must be 21 years of age. $35, $30/Ohio Historical Society member. Advance registration required by Dec. 2. 800.686.1541 or http://connect.ohiohistory.org/events/pleasure-of-the-cup.
Coming in December
Dickens of a Christmas and Dickens Dinners
Ensure your place at the table when December rolls around. Click here for full details about Dickens of a Christmas, our Victorian-style holiday event, and to make Dickens Dinner reservations today.
See exhibits on Ohio history, archaeology and natural history plus:
1950s: Building the American Dream
Click here for details.
Faces of Appalachia: Photographs by Albert J. Ewing
View work by Lowell, Ohio, traveling photographer Albert J. Ewing (1870-1934) featuring people and places along the Ohio River and in rural West Virginia from the 1890s to 1910s. Also on exhibit: dozens of Ewing’s original glass-plate negatives plus cameras of the time. Extended through June 1, 2014
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.
Following in Ancient Footsteps
Examine ancient artifacts and explore Ohio’s mounds and earthworks through computer simulations.
Explore the stories of five objects and how mere “things” can bring about transformation and change, from life to death, from unknown to famous, from existing to extinct. Click here to learn more.
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.
Questions about visiting the Ohio History Center and Ohio Village? Call 800.686.6124.
Host Your Holiday Event at the Ohio History Center or Ohio Village
Book today -- visit www.ohiohistory.org/facility or call 800.646.5184 to learn more.