The Ohio History Connection's History to Go program travels the state bringing Ohio's history to life for thousands of children in schools, libraries, and community centers. History to Go is a hands-on history experience that includes interactive stations with primary sources and historical thinking activities. All programs are designed to meet Ohio's New Revised Standards and Common Core Standards.
For more information and to register for one of our programs:
History to Go Team
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$100 plus round-trip mileage (1 hour - Franklin County only)
$175 plus round-trip mileage (2 hours)
$250 plus round-trip mileage (3 hours)
$325 plus round-trip mileage (4 hours)
$400 plus round-trip mileage (5 hours)
*mileage fee is calculated at $.52 per mile
Distance from The Ohio History Connection:
30-50 mile radius 2 programs per visit minimum
51-71 mile radius 3 programs per visit minimum
72-92 mile radius 4 programs per visit minimum
93+ mile radius* 4 programs per visit minimum
*Staff will arrive the day prior to the program. An additional $100 fee will be applied for hotel and meal expenses.
**One program= 60 minutes
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where should I have the program?
A: Since our programs require plenty of space for the stations and the students we recommend a large area such as a gym or cafeteria. Setting up the stations in multiple classrooms has also worked well for some teachers.
Q: What do I need to provide?
A: You must provide us with six tables and eight volunteers who can stay during the entire duration of the program. Volunteers are needed to interact, engage and supervise for each station activity. Parents, teacher assistants, and older students make great volunteers. Teachers/program facilitators should not volunteer at the stations. We want you to have the chance to walk around and experience all of the stations with your students. Volunteers should be present when the Ohio History Connection educator arrives and tables should be set up as well. The Ohio History Connection educator will have many boxes and other items to bring into the school. Please provide a clear path without stairs from our van to your program location.
Q: How many students should be in each program?
A: We require that you have no more than 30 students in each one hour program. Students are only at the stations for six to seven minutes so it’s important to keep the groups small.
Q: How long will each program last?
A: Each program is about an hour long. Students will be at each station for six to seven minutes. The Ohio History Connection educator will spend about 10 minutes introducing the program to the students and 10 minutes closing the program and answering questions. We also allow for five minutes of travel time between the stations.
Q: What is the cancellation policy?
A: As a courtesy, we ask that programs be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. We understand that some programs may be cancelled after the 24 hour notice due to inclement weather. You will not be charged for cancellations.
Inventions and Innovators
Inventions and Innovators consists of hands-on historical thinking activities and objects focused on the theme of inventions and inventors from Ohio. Students will examine various inventions and their patents, and look at their origins during a map activity. Several of the activities will also require students to put on their thinking caps and get in the mindset of an inventor.
This program was made possible by a generous grant from Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
Pioneer Life Experience
Students use primary and secondary sources, handle authentic and reproduction artifacts, and engage in a variety of hands-on activities representative of Ohio’s early pioneers. Following a brief orientation presentation, including a discussion on how historians study the past, students will break into groups and move between six stations where they will learn about topics ranging from pioneer chores to games and toys to letter writing and sealing.
American Indian Experience
Students use primary and secondary sources, handle authentic and reproduction artifacts, and engage in a variety of hands-on activities representative of Ohio’s post-contact (historic) American Indian tribes. Following a brief orientation presentation, including a discussion on how historians study the past, students will break into groups and move between six stations where they will learn about topics ranging from tools to games to ways of life.
Ohio River Valley Tribes: Removal to Today
Ohio River Valley Tribes: Removal to Today is a continuation of our American Indian Experience program. Students will explore the history and culture of Ohio's unique treaty tribes through primary sources and historical thinking activities. In this program, students read oral history interviews, examine objects created by a modern day American Indian artist, look at removal maps, and make economic decisions concerning the allocation of tribal funds.
This program was made possible by a generous grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.
Bring the experience of the Founding Documents to your school with hands-on historical thinking activities. Students will be immersed in the Ohio Constitution, Northwest Ordinance, Bill of Rights, and the U.S. Constitution. Activities consist of pen and ink, historical maps, objects, and more!