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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

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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Echoes in Time Theatre: Anna Marie Hahn: A Widow with Experience 10-3-2015 thru 10-31-2015

Anna Marie Hahn earned a place in history as the nation's first female serial killer to die in the electric chair. Come listen as Anna shares her side of the story with us. Then your decide: guilty or innocent.

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All Hallows' Eve 10-17-2015 thru 10-24-2015

Enjoy an evening of family fun at All Hallows' Eve, with a retelling of the Headless Horseman by the bonfire, pumpkin carving and creepy characters roaming Ohio Village. come revel in old-fashioned entertainment including fortune telling, crafts, games and more!

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Genealogy Workshop: Researching a Home's History 10-17-2015

Learn how to find out more about the places your ancestors called home and how that information influences your family's story.

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Echoes in Time Theatre: Just Following Order: The Trial of Henry Wirz, Commander of Andersonville 11-7-2015 thru 11-28-2015

Echoes in Time Theatre: Just Following Order: The Trial of Henry Wirz, Commander of Andersonville

On November 10,1865, Henry Wirz was led to the gallows in the Old Capitol Prison yard as spectators watched. His last words reportedly were that he was being hanged for following orders. Come listen as one of the spectators recounts the trial, verdict and hanging.

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Genealogy Workshop: Military History Research: World War II 11-14-2015

Research and explore the stories of Ohio soldiers during World War II. You'll be guided through Ohio Sinking Fund Commission Records, private manuscripts and other sources that provide valuable information about this important era in Ohio.

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Super Holiday Weekend 11-27-2015 thru 11-29-2015

Pow! Skip the mall and bring the entire family to our 1950s Superhero Weekend. Check out a new exhibit of pop-culture memorabilia, play 1950s games, learn about the Ohio roots of Superman and enjoy hands-on activities and crafts. Wouldn't you look better in a cape? Come dressed as your favorite supe

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Pleasures of the Cup: Drinks of the 19th Century 12-5-2015

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. J

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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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