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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

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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Echoes in Time Theatre: Widowed with Child After the War: What's a Mother to Do? 7-11-2015 thru 7-25-2015

The Civil War took an incredible toll on families, as husbands and sons were dying in faraway places or coming home disabled. This left many families without any means of support. Come listen as a war widow shares her story.

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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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Military Appreciation Day 7-18-2015

We are proud to present the fourth annual Military Appreciation Day honoring veterans, active service members, and their families. Tour our world class collection of battle flags, hear a curator talk, and join us as we partner with the Columbus Area Boardgaming Society and Historical Miniatures Gami

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Echoes in Time Theatre: The Best of Echoes in Time Potpourri 8-1-2015 thru 8-22-2015

Stop by the Discovery Theatre each weekend for a captivating story you won't soon forget!

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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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Lustron Day 8-15-2015

Join us for a day of all things Lustron. Get the behind the scenes story on how the Lustron house was constructed at the Ohio History Center, attend a gallery talk with award-winning photographer Charles Mintz on his series Lustron Stories, enjoy a special Echoes in Time theatre presentation with Ru

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Genealogy Workshop: Overcoming Barriers in African American Research 8-29-2015

Join us for a free panel discussion about how to overcome roadblocks associated with African American family history research. Expert panelists from the Ohio History Connection, the Columbus Metropolitan Library and the Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society will be on hand to guide you

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Ohio Cup Family Fest 9-5-2015 thru 9-6-2015

Celebrate the end of summer with one final weekend at Ohio Village. Enjoy over 20 Vintage Base Ball teams from across the nation as they come together for the Ohio Cup. Special activities will be available all day for kids including historic games and sports and a chance to try your hand at 1860s -

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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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