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Ohio History Center 800 E. 17th Ave. Columbus, OH 43211 Work614-297-2300 Visit Web Site

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The Ohio History Center is the headquarters of the Ohio History Connection and a museum showcasing Ohio's history from the ice age to today. These exhibits feature a variety of topics including the Civil War, natural history, glass, pottery and interactive children activities. Schedule "experiential tours" by appointment at 614-297-2477.

Upcoming Events

Echoes in Time Theatre: The Best of Echoes in Time Potpourri 8-1-2015 thru 8-22-2015

Stop by the Discovery Theatre each weekend for a captivating story you won't soon forget!

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Genealogy Workshop: Researching Your Irish Ancestors 8-11-2015

Join us for an evening of discovery with nationally-recognized family researcher Dwight Radford. In this workshop, you'll learn how to research the history of your Irish ancestors who immigrated to the United States. With Radford as your guide, you'll be introduced to helpful resources and search t

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Pleasures of the Cup: Mad for Martinis 8-15-2015

A delicious way to enjoy history with friends, our Pleasures of the Cup events are progressive cocktail parties that pair authentic adult beverages with stories, characters and the experience of days gone by. From a Smoking Bishop to Bathtub Gin, let us show you a new way to appreciate history. Y

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Lustron Day 8-15-2015

Join us for a day of all things Lustron. Get the behind the scenes story on how the Lustron house was constructed at the Ohio History Center, attend a gallery talk with award-winning photographer Charles Mintz on his series Lustron Stories, enjoy a special Echoes in Time theatre presentation with Ru

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Curator Talk: Amusement Parks of Central Ohio: Buckeye Lake, Olentangy Park and More 8-22-2015

Curator Talk: Amusement Parks of Central Ohio: Buckeye Lake, Olentangy Park and More

See vintage pictures and postcards from Ohio amusement parks and share your own memories of visiting these popular summertime attractions.

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Curator Talk: Power of Painting: Lilly Martin Spencer 8-29-2015

Curator Talk: Power of Painting: Lilly Martin Spencer

Meet Curator Emily Lang for an in-depth tour of the exhibit Power of Painting: Lilly Martin Spencer and see several pieces by popular 19th-century genre painter Lilly Martin Spencer (1822-1902) that have never been exhibited before. A pioneer for women in the arts, Spencer was born in England to Fre

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Genealogy Workshop: Overcoming Barriers in African American Research 8-29-2015

Join us for a free panel discussion about how to overcome roadblocks associated with African American family history research. Expert panelists from the Ohio History Connection, the Columbus Metropolitan Library and the Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society will be on hand to guide you

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Ohio Cup Family Fest 9-5-2015 thru 9-6-2015

Celebrate the end of summer with one final weekend at Ohio Village. Enjoy over 20 Vintage Base Ball teams from across the nation as they come together for the Ohio Cup. Special activities will be available all day for kids including historic games and sports and a chance to try your hand at 1860s -

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Echoes in Time Theatre: Good Morning Mr. Tree! Luci's Toy Shop 9-5-2015 thru 9-26-2015

Luci's Toy Shop was a daily children's television show broadcast locally on WBNS-TV in Columbus from 1960 until 1972. The show's star was Luci, the owner of a toy shop said to be near Columbus. Come listen as she talks about her life in the toy shop.

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Genealogy Webinar Workshop: How to Research Your Ancestor's Occupation 9-10-2015

Discover how print and online resources can help you learn more about what your family members did for a living and how that affects your family's story.

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Tours

1950s Who Dunnit! - A Red Herring

1950s Who Dunnit! - A Red Herring

You're a guest at a lavish State Department dinner when it's discovered the chair of the Congressional committee on Communism is dead.

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Dickens of a Mystery

Dickens of a Mystery

Enjoy a hearty meal while you interact with a historic cast of characters and strive to solve the mystery of this "Ohio Village whodunit."

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Echoes in Time Theatre

Echoes in Time Theatre

History comes alive with Echoes in Time Theatre. Select from three entertaining performances including "The Truth about Hangar 18!", "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" and "Courage in the Skies: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen"

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Meeting Space

Meeting Spaces at This Business
Room Theater Style Classroom Style Banquet Style Reception L x W Sq. Ft. Height
Arthur C. Johnson Auditorium 284 0 0 0 50′ x 53′ 2,650 0′
Bird Sanctuary 250 0 150 250 48′ x 68′ 3,264 12′
Classrooms 1 and 2 100 80 90 125 49′ x 34′ 1,666 10′
Plaza Terrace 0 0 400 600 0′ x 0′ 4,600 0′

Trip Ideas

A Weekend in Columbus with your Kids

A Weekend in Columbus with your Kids

Traveling with kids, or just keeping them busy can be hard for parents. Columbus has many attractions suitable for kids of all ages. We guarantee they will sleep well after you're done exploring!

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History in Columbus

History in Columbus

History buffs rejoice: Columbus' rich history hotspots include museums, government buildings, Civil War points of interest, and more!

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