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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 Theater: Who Really Killed Lincoln? 4-4-2015 thru 4-25-2015

Open the door to history with a theatrical performance that takes you back in time. Meet historical figures and hear about history as it really was. All shows are in the Discovery Theater at the Ohio History Center. Telephones have changed dramatically since the first call was made, but has that rea

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Genealogy Workshop: Learning More About Your Family Photographs 4-18-2015

The information captured in your old family photographs may surprise you. Experts at the Ohio History Center will give you tips on how to date photographs that will improve your detective skills in family research. This hands-on class will focus on 19th and early 20th century photography.

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World of Ohio Fair 4-25-2015 thru 4-26-2015

Experience all things Ohio and explore the cultures that make up the mosaic of our state at our World of Ohio Fair! Hear storytellers weave their tales, discover our Ohio story through genealogy, shop and all-Ohio marketplace, listen to live music from local bands and more!

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Echoes in Time Theatre: Ruth Lyons, the Woman Who Invented Talk Television 5-2-2015 thru 5-30-2015

Open the door to history with a theatrical performance that takes you back in time. Meet historical figures and hear about history as it really was. All shows are in the Discovery Theater at the Ohio History Center. Telephones have changed dramatically since the first call was made, but has that rea

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Pleasures of the Cup: Drinks of the Speakeasy 5-9-2015

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. Trav

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Genealogy Workshop: Digitizing Your Family History Hands-On Experience 5-16-2015

This beginners' workshop will introduce you to digital solutions for preserving important family history. Our experts will show you the tools to help you digitize and store your family photos and documents. Bring a document or photo item with you to digitize during the class.

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Ohio Village Opening Day 5-23-2015

What better way to celebrate the start of summer than with a day at Ohio Village! Step back in time to 1865. We'll kick off the season with cooking demonstrations, stories and visits with your favorite Ohio Village residents.

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Genealogy Workshop: Genealogy Forum 5-30-2015

Join us for a free panel discussion at the Ohio History Center designed to help you overcome your family research road blocks. Experts from the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society, Ohio History Connection, and Palatines to America - Ohio Chapter will be

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Storybook Village 6-6-2015

You are invited to visit Storybook Village, where your favorite storybook characters magically come to life. Bring your little ones to meet Rapunzel, Cinderella, Curious George and other familiar characters as they roam Ohio Village and interact with children of all ages. Enjoy storytime and take ad

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Echoes in Time Theatre: Reconstruction: Building up or Tearing Down the South? 6-6-2015 thru 6-27-2015

Open the door to history with a theatrical performance that takes you back in time. Meet historical figures and hear about history as it really was. All shows are in the Discovery Theater at the Ohio History Center. Telephones have changed dramatically since the first call was made, but has that rea

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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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