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In addition to our events, check out our featured exhibits
March 2011 date to be announced
Call to register starting Feb. 1
Wahkeena Preserve, near Lancaster
Amorous Amphibians
In March, Spotted Salamanders and Wood Frogs appear when nighttime temperatures reach 50 degrees and it's raining. To witness this fascinating event, sign up starting Feb. 1 on the hotline and we'll notify you when things start hopping - or crawling-at Wahkeena! $5/car. Call 800.297.1883.
March 1, 2011
Ohio Statehouse, Columbus
Statehood Day
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Statehood Day has been cancelled - 614.297.2326.
March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2011
noon and 2 p.m.
Ohio Historical Center, Columbus
A Woman's Place
Celebrate Women's History Month by taking this special tour focusing on women and the evolution of their rights and roles from a loom shuttle to the space shuttle. FREE with museum admission: $8/adult, $7/senior (60+), $4/youth (6-12), FREE/child (0-5) and FREE/Ohio Historical Society member. Call 800.686.6124.
March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2011
1 and 3 p.m.
Ohio Historical Center, Columbus
Victoria Woodhull: 'I Decline to Stand Up as the Frightful Example'
Meet firebrand Victoria Woodhull, 1872 candidate for president of the United States and an advocate for the eight-hour workday, graduated income tax, social welfare programs, profit sharing and other innovations taken for granted today. FREE with museum admission: $8/adult, $7/senior (60+), $4/youth (6-12), FREE/child (0-5) and FREE/Ohio Historical Society member. Call 800.686.6124.
March 5, 2011
1-2 p.m.
Zoar Village, Zoar
Saturdays in Zoar Lecture Series
Kathy Fernandez, former Zoar site manager, talks about travelers who visited Zoar and stayed in the Zoar Hotel. FREE. Call 800.262.6195.
March 5, 2011
1-4 p.m.
Adena Mansion & Gardens, Chillicothe
Statehood Day Open House
Celebrate Ohio's Statehood at the home of Ohio's sixth governor. The Adena Mansion and Visitors Center will be open for tours at a reduced rate. Admission: $5/adult, FREE/child (0-16) and FREE/Ohio Historical Society or Adena Mansion and Garden Society member. Call 800.319.7248.
March 5, 2011
5:30 p.m.
McDonald Marlite Conference Center, 143 McDonald Drive SW, New Philadelphia
Lantern Light Dinner
Enjoy an evening of good food, social interaction and a cause that is truly historic. The benefit dinner features musical entertainment a silent auction, costumed interpreters and a chance to support Schoenbrunn Village. Cost: $25. To register, contact: 800.752.2711 or email
March 9, 2011
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fort Meigs, Perrysburg
Genealogy Workshop: Researching Your Ancestors Military Past
Have you ever wondered if one of your ancestors served in the U.S. military and if so, where you can find more information on their service? Fort Meigs and the Ohio Historical Society will help you answer these questions and show you the resources available to research your ancestor's military service. This course will review the different kinds of records that are available in relation to a particular conflict. Draft records, military service records, pension files, rosters and militia records will be discussed in detail. You will learn what information is in these records, how the information was obtained, where the records are located and how to access them. Cost: $20/person, $15/Ohio Historical Society member. To register, call 419-874-4121 or 800-283-8916.
March 10, 2011
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Ohio Historical Center, Columbus
Genealogy Workshop: A Trip Through Time with the Census
Census records are the key to adding real life to your family history. They contain a wealth of family and social information and rank next to vital statistics in their value to genealogists. This course examines the data within a census and the relationship of that data with other information on census records. It identifies specific census data elements and schedules of special importance to genealogists, discusses census availability, use of indices, special finding aids, and the Internet and explains how maps and directories can be used to supplement census data. $20, $15/OHS?member. To register, call 614.297.2510.
March 11-12, 2011
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Ohio Village, Columbus
From the Pubs of Ireland Candlelight Dinner
Enjoy a hearty Irish pub meal followed by a rollicking evening of Irish melodies, humorous drinking songs and a wee bit of Irish wit and wisdom, all by the Ohio Village Singers. Advance reservations required by March 7. Cost: $60, $50/Ohio Historical Society member. For reservations, call 800.686.6124.
March 12, 2011
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont
Internet Genealogy II
An advanced-level class exploring the massive subscription-based genealogy sites available for free at the Hayes presidential Center, including, HeritageQuest,, NewEnglandAncestors.or and Learn the tricks of how to search efficiently and share what you have found. Cost: $10, $5/student. To register, call 800.998.7737.
March 12
1-4 p.m.
Campus Martius Museum, Marietta
Hand Weaving: Fun with Fiber Crafts at the Campus Martius Museum
Need something fun and creative to do during these cold winter months? Get creative with the fiber arts. This class teaches you the basics of hand weaving. Please bring your own lunch. Age: 11 and up. Cost: $15 per class plus materials fee (cost varies). To register, call 740-373-3750.
March 19
10 a.m.-noon
Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Auditorium, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus
Genealogy Forum
Are you not sure how to start your family history? Do you have a genealogy problem or "brick wall" that seems nearly impossible to solve? Bring us your questions and we'll guide you to search strategies and resources that might help you break through those genealogical "brick walls". Even if you're not sure what to ask, you're welcome to come to listen and learn from others. Panelists will include representatives of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society, Ohio Historical Society, and Palatines to America-Ohio Chapter. Cost: FREE. To register, call 614-645-2275 or visit the Columbus Mteropolitan Library website.
March 20
Campus Martius Museum, Marietta
Debra Conner Portrays Civil War Surgeon Dr. Mary Edwards Walker
Meet Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, only woman to serve as a physician with the Union Army, as portrayed by Debra Conner in a one-woman performance. Free with Campus Martius Museum admission, OHS members FREE. Call 800.860.0145.
March 26
Noon-4 p.m.
Zoar Village, Zoar
Volunteer Pot Luck and Clean-Up
Join us in Zoar as we prepare for the opening of the tourist season April 2. Bring a dish to share to the schoolhjouse at noon and then join a team to freshen up the buildings with some spring cleaning. To confirm, call 800-262-6125.
March 26
2 p.m.-5 p.m.
National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce
American She-roes: Women in Leadership
In honor of Women's History Month, come and hear dramatic monologues of African-American women in history. In addition, there will be a featured speaker and round table discussing women in leadership and the community. Cost: Free. Call 800.752.2603.
March 27
Noon-4 p.m.
Zoar Village, Zoar
Garden Work Day
Do you like to garden? Help us prepare the centerpiece of the village for spring planting. Wear old clothes and bring gloves. To confirm, call 800-262-6125.
March 27
2-4 p.m.
Tallmadge Church, Tallmadge
Open House
Step inside the 1825 Federal style chuch on Tallmadge Circle, an architectural landmark and a reminder of northeast Ohio's New England heritage. FREE. Call 330.633.0855.
March 29
7:15-8:15 p.m.
Oberlin Heritage Center, 73 1/2 South Professor St., Oberlin
John Mercer Langston and the Shaping of African American Education in the 19th Century
The first of a two-part symposium on John Mercer Langston (1829-1897) a free person of color who served as an abolitionist, orator, diplomat and promoter of African-American education. Call 440-774-1700 or online at
March 30
7-8:15 p.m.
Oberlin Heritage Center, 73 1/2 South Professor St., Oberlin
The Langston-Quarles Family: An Untold American Story
A presetation by Dr. Judith E. King-Calnek, educational antrhopologist and instructor at the United Nations International School (NYC) and herself a John Mercer Langston relative. Call 440-774-1700 or online at

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