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February 21, 2024

Gardening

Hanby House will be hosting presentations on gardening with an emphasis on “native plants”. Visitors are invited to tour the house and also the kitchen garden to learn about the use of plants in the 19th century household.

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February 21, 2024

The Hanby-Wright Family Connection

Hanby House will be participating in the Rotary Field of Ohio’s Heroes of Flight by presenting a program on the Hanby Family connection to the Wright Family. Visitors will be able to visit Hanby House and hear a presentation on the marriage that joined these two families and the visit of Orville Wright to the […]

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February 21, 2024

The Westerville Underground Railroad and Beyond

Hanby House will be presenting the program “The Westerville Underground Railroad and Beyond” with information about the people and places in Westerville that were part of the effort to aid and hide freedom seekers. The house will be open for tours. This event is free, though donations are appreciated.

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February 21, 2024

Wildflowers and Ferns

On this final spring walk, the focus will turn from the fading wildflower to the many species of native fern to be found at Wahkeena. As before, ID, folklore and other topics of natural history will be explored along the trails.

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February 20, 2024

Newark Earthworks Open Houses 2024

A few times a year, visitors are invited to fully experience all three segments of Newark’s Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks. Inscribed as an UNESCO World Heritage site in 2023, these massive artifacts of creative genius served social, ceremonial and astronomical functions for their builders. The 2024 Open House dates are: Sunday, April 14 Monday, April 15 […]

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February 20, 2024

Out From the Hearth: Unveiling the Lives of 18th Century Woman

Take a journey back in time to meet Elizabeth Cameron (portrayed by historian Laura Supinger). You’ll learn about the jobs women had, their degrees of education and what laws were in place that affected their lives in the 1700’s. $10/adult, $9/senior, AAA & military discount, $5/student, Free/members and children under 2.

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February 20, 2024

What’s in Johnston’s Backyard?

Take a guided hike through the Johnston’s beloved backyard and around the pond to discover native flora and fauna. You’ll learn how American Indians and early settlers took the various plants, trees and wildlife for food, medicine and other daily uses. Tours will be ongoing throughout the day, located adjacent to the Johnston House. $10/adult, […]

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February 20, 2024

Explore the Artistic Tapestry of the Johnston House

This unique program will allow guests to experience and learn about the decorative collection in the Johnston House. Visitors will gain insights into the 1967 and the 2018 restorations. Space is limited and reservations are required. This program will be held one weekend each in June (29 & 30), July (27 & 28) and August […]

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February 20, 2024

“Whaur Aur Ye Frae”

Immerse yourself in the Johnston’s Ulster-Scots heritage through tales and music. Guided house tours will focus on the family’s heritage. Activities include storytelling, Scottish dancing exhibitions and music by the Drab Irish Band. $10/adult, $9/senior, AAA & military discount, $5/student, Free/members and children under 2.

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February 20, 2024

Celtic Heritage Festival

Explore Celtic Heritage at the first annual Celtic Heritage Festival at the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency. John Johnston emigrated from Ireland as a boy and his Ulster-Scots family soon followed. Activities on the grounds include music all day Saturday and Highland Games on Sunday. An Ohio Frontier Camp will be available for the public […]