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Ohio History Center 800 E. 17th Ave. Columbus, OH 43211 2497 Work614-297-2319 Visit Web Site

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The Ohio History Center is the headquarters of the Ohio Historical Society 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.

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History Can Be Fun Getaway

History Can Be Fun Getaway

Step back in time as you explore the nooks and crannies, cupboards and drawers of a family's real, full-size 1950's Lustron house, built right inside the museum!

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Upcoming Events

The World of Ohio Fair 4-26-2014 thru 4-27-2014

The World of Ohio Fair

Welcome to the wonderful world of what makes Ohio State so special!

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Singing America's History: The Ohio Village Singers 40th Anniversary Concert 5-4-2014

Singing America's History: The Ohio Village Singers 40th Anniversary Concert

The Ohio Village Singers, the only group of its kind in the United States has been recreating the spirit of the times through songs for 40 years.

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Speakeasy 5-10-2014

Speakeasy

It's June 1930 and the United States has been dry for the past 10 years. But that doesn't mean that alcohol has completely disappeared from the scene. Join us in this trip back through time to a world of "blind pigs" bathtub gin and flappers.

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The Glorious Fourth 7-4-2014

The Glorious Fourth

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon of old-fashioned family activities to celebrate the nation's independence.

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Velvet Ice Cream Day at Ohio Village 7-20-2014

Velvet Ice Cream Day at Ohio Village

Come celebrate the 100 anniversary of Velvet Ice Cream.

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Tours

Echoes in Time Theatre

Echoes in Time Theatre

History comes alive with Echoes in Time Theatre.

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Gossip tour

Gossip tour

Experience life during the 1800s in Ohio Village. Find out the scoop about the village residents on a Gossip Tour.

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Histories mysteries - Dickens of a mystery

Histories mysteries - 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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Histories mysteries - Mayhem and mystery at the museum

Histories mysteries - Mayhem and mystery at the museum

Learn the mysterious powers of the Mummy Princess' necklace at this original interactive dinner theater show.

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Histories mysteries - What's that lump in my bed?

Histories mysteries - What's that lump in my bed?

Sing along during this old-fashioned English farce, one of four original interactive dinner theater shows available in Ohio Village.

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Blog Posts

Have a Beer with a Mummy at the Ohio History Center
Posted 8-28-2013

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Your Guide to the Country Living Fair
Posted 8-27-2013

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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

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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