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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

1950s: Building the American Dream 5-16-2014 thru 12-30-2014

1950s: Building the American Dream

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.

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RetroRama 8-9-2014

RetroRama

In conjunction with the 1950s:Building the American Dream exhibit you're invited to a blast from the past - 1950s style! Enjoy an evening of music, drinks, dance, food, fashions and contests. Come dressed in your coolest 1950s attire - awards presented for best dressed.

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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.

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Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival 8-30-2014 thru 8-31-2014

Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival

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.

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Country Living Fair 9-12-2014 thru 9-14-2014

Country Living Fair

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

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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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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

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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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