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July 18, 2022

Open Doors: Open House at the Orange Johnson House Museum

Visit the Orange Johnson House Museum and step back into nineteenth-century Worthington – into one of the oldest residences standing in its original location in central Ohio. This property offers a unique view of both the pioneer and Federal periods in Worthington. The oldest portion was built in 1811 by Arora Buttles. The six-room house […]

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July 18, 2022

Open Doors: Historical Marker Dedication for ‘The Big Walnut Country Club’

In celebration with the community, we will dedicate Gahanna’s first Ohio Historical Marker highlighting the history of The Big Walnut Country Club and its incredible founders. The Big Walnut Country Club was one of the nation’s first Black country clubs on land that is now Friendship Park in Gahanna, Ohio.

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July 15, 2022

Open Doors: Grow and Glow Open House at Minerva France Elementary School

The Westerville Education Foundation is inviting you to the first public unveiling of Minerva France Elementary School. The school is named for a woman of distinction who was a pioneer in the field of library science. Minerva France attended the Westerville Schools, was one of the first black women to study library science and worked […]

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July 14, 2022

Open Doors: Historical Marker Dedication for ‘The Big Walnut Country Club’

In celebration with the community, we will dedicate Gahanna’s first Ohio Historical Marker highlighting the history of The Big Walnut Country Club and its incredible founders. The Big Walnut Country Club was one of the nation’s first Black country clubs on land that is now Friendship Park in Gahanna, Ohio.

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July 14, 2022

Open Doors: Hanby House Tour

Hanby House, an Ohio History Connection site, will be open for tours on Thursday, September 15 from 1-3pm. View a short film about the life of William Hanby and his son Benjamin Hanby. William Hanby was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, founder of Otterbein University and editor of a religious newspaper. His son Benjamin, […]

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June 21, 2022

Open Doors: St. John’s Episcopal Church History and Community Connections

Founded in 1804 by a band of settlers led by James Kilbourne, St. John’s Episcopal Church is the first Episcopal church west of the Alleghenies. You will be awed by the building’s construction including materials resourced and crafted locally and four central pillars made from milled solid black walnut trees. The cemetery rests 317 documented […]

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August 31, 2015

Soldiers From Ohio: Memories Shared Through Generations