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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 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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Ohio Village Opening Day: Celebrating the World of Ohio 5-23-2015

Ohio Village Opening Day: Celebrating the World of Ohio

Bring the entire family and experience the world of Ohio in the relaxing setting of an 1865 Ohio town: learn an old fashioned dance, see how to cook lunch over the fire and hear tall tales from the Ohio Storytellers of Central Ohio. Throughout the day, you can listen, learn and taste your way around

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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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A House Divided Civil War Reenactment 6-27-2015 thru 6-28-2015

Experience life during the Civil War and watch as Union and Confederate forces converge head-on in Ohio Village. Battle reenactments, demonstrations and period music will engage all of your senses for an experience all ages will enjoy.

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The Glorious Fourth 7-4-2015

Enjoy an afternoon of old-fashioned family activities celebrating our nation's independence at Ohio Village, including an 1860's style parade, Muffins base ball, music, dancing and more. Hungry? Plan to enter our pie-eating contests, but be sure to save room for ice cream!

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Genealogy Workshop: Oral History 101: How to Interview and Record Your Family History Story 7-18-2015

Learn how oral history interviews can help preserve your family's story. You'll find out how to prepare for, record and preserve the video and audio of an individual's memory of a moment in history. This workshop is designed to help beginners gain practical techniques for interviewing and recording

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Genealogy Workshop: Researching Your Irish Ancestors 8-11-2015

Join us for an evening of discovery with nationally-recognized family researcher Dwight Radford. In this workshop, you'll learn how to research the history of your Irish ancestors who immigrated to the United States. With Radford as your guide, you'll be introduced to helpful resources and search t

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Pleasures of the Cup: Mad for Martinis 8-15-2015

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. Y

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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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