Posted May 13, 2015
Ohio History Connection Kicks off Summer Season May 23
Ohio Village Opening Day: Celebrating the World of Ohio
(COLUMBUS)– Join the Ohio History Connection on Saturday, May 23 to kick off the summer season with the opening of Ohio Village, central Ohio’s recreated 19th-century community.
Meet and interact with citizens of Ohio Village; explore their homes and hear their stories. Learn about what life was really like in 19th-century Ohio! Watch a vintage 1860s baseball game played by the Ohio Village Muffins, see 19th-century cooking demonstrations and play traditional games on the village green.
In addition to these fun, family-friendly activities, Ohio Village is celebrating the World of Ohio, where you can experience the cultures, food and music that make Ohio great. Try an old-fashioned dance, see how to cook lunch over the fire and hear tall tales told by members of the Ohio Storytellers of Central Ohio. You can tour an heirloom garden, sample Ohio wine, cheese and mead, shop an Ohio seed and plant sale and enjoy “Newgrass” music by Honeybucket, traditional Irish tunes by the Drowsy Lads and more music by other performers.
Ohio Village is located at 800 E. 17th Ave. (I-71 and 17th Ave.) Columbus, OH 43211.Ohio Village Opening Day and the World of Ohio begin at 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 23. All of the day’s events are free with paid museum admission. Museum admission is $10; $9/age 60+; $5/ages 6–12; Free/Ohio History Connection member or age 5 and under. For more information, call 800.686.6124 or visit ohiohistory.org.
Ohio Historical Society is now Ohio History Connection
On May 24, 2014, the Ohio Historical Society changed its name to the Ohio History Connection. Established in 1885, this nonprofit organization provides a wide array of statewide services and programs related to collecting, preserving and interpreting Ohio’s history, archaeology and natural history through more than 50 sites and museums across Ohio, including its flagship museum, the Ohio History Center in Columbus. For more information about programs and events, call 800.686.6124 or go online at ohiohistory.org.