Ohio History Center 800 E. 17th Ave. Columbus, OH 43211 Work614-297-2300 Visit Web Site
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.
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!
1950s: Building the American Dream 5-16-2014 thru 12-30-2014
Examines life during the decade as told through a Central Ohio family living in a Lustron home. Visitors are invited to explore the house through a completely interactive experience.
Ohio Family Food Truck Festival 8-23-2014 thru 8-24-2014
The streets of Ohio Village, the recreated 19th-century community, will be lined with 30 food trucks featuring the best mobile food in the state. Local musicians will perform center stage and games and activities for all ages will be scattered throughout the grounds.
Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival 8-30-2014 thru 8-31-2014
See over 25 vintage baseball clubs from throughout the Midwest and beyond square off by 19th-century rules during one of the largest gatherings of vintage base ball clubs in the country.
Country Living Fair 9-12-2014 thru 9-14-2014
The pages of Country Living magazine come to life during the annual Country Living Fair. Shop for antiques, vintage furnishings, crafts and collectibles. Enjoy food tastings, cooking demonstrations, and decorating and crafting seminars. Meet the editors and contributors of Country Living for a wee
All Hallows Eve 10-11-2014 thru 10-18-2014
Enjoy an evening of old-fashioned Halloween fun at All Hallows' Eve, with spooky stories by the bonfire, pumpkin carving, creepy characters like the village gravedigger and lost souls like Krazy Kate plus 19th-century-style entertainment including fortune telling, crafts, games and more! Keep an eye
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.
Experience life during the 1800s in Ohio Village. Find out the scoop about the village residents on a Gossip Tour.
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."
Histories mysteries - Mayhem and mystery at the museum
Learn the mysterious powers of the Mummy Princess' necklace at this original interactive dinner theater show.
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.
Have a Beer with a Mummy at the Ohio History Center
Your Guide to the Country Living Fair
|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′|
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!
History in Columbus
History buffs rejoice: Columbus' rich history hotspots include museums, government buildings, Civil War points of interest, and more!