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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, […]
Ohio Village Members Only Opening Day
Ohio Village is back! Help us celebrate in style with our members only April Fools day event!
Special Film Screening: International Incidents
Included with Museum Admission International Incidents, written and directed by Eric Weltner, chronicles Columbus’s three professional hockey teams that called the city home between 1966 and 1977. All three squads played in the International Hockey League. The documentary film covers their collective history, statistics and anecdotes. Former players, owners, broadcasters and league executives participated in […]
Included with general museum admission. Celebrate the end of winter and learn something new with the family this spring break! Join us at the Ohio History Center for a week of fun and interesting natural history programs from April 5th to April 8th. Please check out the list of programs for the week below! […]
Spring Into History
Celebrate the beginning of the new season with “Spring into History,” a day dedicated to growth, renewal, and celebration.
War Maker-Peace Maker: 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' Navajo Dancers as they perform traditional songs and demonstrations, as well as a presentation on General William T. Sherman’s role and legacy in the indigenous peace treaties of the late 19th century.
History After Hours: Totally 80s!
Dig out your crimper, grab your acid wash jeans and pop in your shoulder pads because Ohio History Connection is going back to the eighties! Join us as we jam to classic hits of the decade, play popular games of the era, enjoy toys and activities, and more! More program information coming soon!
Historian in Training: Spring into History!
$5 per child plus Admission. Registration required. Join us this Earth Day to celebrate all the birds, pollinators and plants that call Ohio home! Kids aged 3-6 years old will take part in activity stations designed to teach them about the importance of wildlife and native plants. Participants will create bird houses for the bird […]
Special Film Screening: WWII Battle in Color: Berlin
Included with general museum admission WWII Battles in Color: Berlin: This series will document the most important battles of the European theatre, from the Blitzkrieg attack on Poland in 1939 to the Battle for Berlin in 1945. Gripping real life stories, when the fate of nations hung in the balance, are brought to life in […]
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 […]
Curator Talk: Freeze-drying, Formalin, and Flesh-eating Beetles – How Museums Prepare and Preserve Specimens
Included with museum admission. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look into the lab of a natural history museum to reveal how specimens are preserved and prepared. Learn how curators create beautiful animal skeletons and engaging taxidermy mounts, discover how delicate flowers and fungi specimens are preserved, and what exactly is in those jars of preserved […]
Curator Talk: Researching and Preserving Ohio’s Cemeteries
Included with museum admission. Cemeteries are fascinating places full of history and Ohio has over 14,630 of them! ‘Researching and Preserving Ohio’s Cemeteries’ will discuss how cemeteries are defined in state regulation and how to better understand laws around cemeteries in Ohio. It will also discuss how you can research cemeteries in your community, using […]
Pleasures of the Cup: Drinks of the Speakeasy
Travel back to the 1920s &1930s to a world of bathtub gin, flappers and Speakeasys.
The Sporting Legacy of Neil Johnston
Neil Johnston was a three time NBA scoring champion, the first NBA player to master the hook shot and a member of 8 different “Hall of Fame’s”, including the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Yet, even in his hometown of Chillicothe, Ohio he is considered by many an obscure athlete. Join us Saturday, May […]