Posted May 5, 2016
Ohio History Connection Kicks off Summer Season May 28
Ohio Village ushers in the 1890s
(COLUMBUS)– Join the Ohio History Connection on Saturday, May 28 to kick off the summer season with the opening of Ohio Village, central Ohio’s recreated 19th-century community.
This season, Ohio Village will usher in the 1890s! The 1890s represent a fascinating time in history, one in which technology, politics and everyday life was changing at a rapid pace. For several seasons, Ohio Village brought to life the 1860s, and told the story of the home front in Ohio during the Civil War. After celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in last year, Ohio Village was ready for a change.
On May 28, explore the refreshed and revamped community and meet and interact with citizens of Ohio Village; see who’s new in town hear their stories. Visit the bicycle shop and discover cycling, the latest craze. Borrow our 1890s attire and use our props to take an old-fashioned selfie in the photographer’s studio. Watch a vintage 19th century baseball game played by the Ohio Village Muffins, see cooking demonstrations and play traditional games like croquet–an 1890s favorite–on the village green.
In addition to these fun, family-friendly activities, Ohio Village will be full of exciting experiences, including:
- Horse and wagon rides
- Barbershop quartet performances
- High-wheel bicycle demonstrations
- Mead and wine tastings
- Blacksmithing demonstrations
- An Ohio heirloom plant sale
- 1890s barbering demonstrations and a fashion show
Ohio Village is located at 800 E. 17th Ave. (I-71 and 17th Ave.) Columbus, OH 43211.Ohio Village Opening Day is from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. All of the day’s events are free with paid museum admission, with the exception of wine and mead tastings. 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/ohiovillage.
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.