December 1, 2022

The Dineh’Tah Navajo Dancers and the Legacy of General William T. Sherman

Included with general museum admission. The Ohio History Connection is honored to present the Dineh’ Tah Dancers, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, as they perform traditional dances of the Dineh people. These dances have been modified to respect the actual songs and dances used in sacred religious ceremonies. Shawn Price, the representative of the Dineh Tah […]

November 13, 2022

Special Film Screening: Mohawk Monopoly

Included with Museum Admission Written and directed by Eric Weltner. The Mohawk Monopoly explores the Cincinnati Mohawks’ dominance of the International Hockey League while an affiliate of the dynastic Montreal Canadiens in the 1950s. The history is chronicled through motion footage, still imagery, motion graphics and player commentary (including 9-time Stanley Cup champion coach Scotty […]

November 10, 2022

Curator Talk: Ohio Shipwrecks: What’s in Your Backyard?

Included with museum admission. From Lake Erie, to canals, to rivers, Ohio’s maritime history is rich and ancient. This presentation will highlight the stories of several shipwrecks; their ‘lives’, ‘deaths’ and discoveries. How many shipwrecks are in Ohio? Come and Find out! Speaker for this program: Linda Pansing is Curator of Archeology for the Ohio […]

October 21, 2022

55+ Creative Aging: African Inspired Handmade Beads Polymer Clay Class

Series will take place on Thursdays, Mar. 30 - Apr. 27, 2023. Learn how to create a beautiful assortment of imitative African style beads that look just like the real thing using polymer clay! Discover the origin, technique and language of these tribal beads, and make a variety of bead shapes, cane construction, color mixing, […]

October 21, 2022

55+ Creative Aging: African Inspired Jewelry Making: Mixed Medium Class

Series will take place on Saturdays, Jan. 21 - Feb. 18, 2023 Throughout Africa, body adornments are made from local materials and worn for a variety of reasons. Explore how artisans have traditionally made beads from glass, brass, wood, shell and bone. You will receive a sampling of beads to start your collection. Expand your […]

October 7, 2022

The Underground Railroad in Ohio

Included with museum admission. Did you know that Ohio played a pivotal role in the Underground Railroad? Thousands of freedom seekers traveled through Ohio, yet these stories have been obscured. Join us as we speak with Kathy Schulz, author of The Underground Railroad in Ohio, as she shares the stories she’s uncovered and the research […]

September 30, 2022

Book Talk: Women’s American Football: Breaking Barriers On and Off the Field

Included with museum admission. Tackle football has been primarily viewed as a male sport, but at a time when men’s participation rates are decreasing, an increasing number of women are entering the gridiron-and they have a long history of doing so. Women’s American Football is a narrative history of girls and women participating in American […]

September 29, 2022


Kwanzaa is a 7 - day celebration that honors community, family and heritage of African American culture and African traditions. Kwanzaa comes from the Swahili word that means “first harvest” and is based on the principles of Nguzo Saba. Ohio History Connection and TAWI Family Village will present two days of Kwanzaa that will feature […]

August 24, 2022

Newark Earthworks Remnants Walking Tour

Join Jeff Gill for a walking tour of the “lost portions” of the Newark Earthworks – those that generally go unnoticed in the city of Newark. The tour will start in front of the museum at the Great Circle Earthworks, covering about three miles of mostly level terrain on public sidewalks. Dress for the weather, […]

July 14, 2022

Ohio Archaeology Day

This event is included with admission. Dig into history with Ohio History Connection’s annual Archaeology Day! Explore Ohio’s past with archaeologists from across the state. Learn what it takes to be an archaeologist, participate in a mock dig on site and hear from experts in the field. Activities will include presentations, partner booths, pottery making, […]