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Whoopee!

Wildflowers are blooming at Ohio Historical Society preserves and fun spring events are blossoming, too!

Check out Whoopee! For Wildflowers at Wahkeena Preserve weekends starting May 5 and our Spring Wildflower Hike at Fort Hill on May 12 (find details below), plus the following exhibits and events at Ohio Historical Society sites and related venues in coming weeks.

At Clark County Heritage Center, 117 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield
Through Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ohio and the Civil War: 150 Years Later
See the Ohio Historical Society traveling exhibit Ohio and the Civil War: 150 Years Later. Hosted by Heritage Center of Clark County and Clark County Historical Society. Sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council and American Electric Power. 330.657.2528.

At Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont
Through Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012
Exhibit: The Wildlife Art of Bob Hines
See work by Fremont native Bob Hines (1912-1994), who was the official National Wildlife Artist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for many years. 800.998.7737 or rbhayes.org.

At Shaker Historical Museum in Shaker Heights
Through Friday, June 29, 2012
Exhibit: Thriving Through Adversity: Shaker Heights 1930-1955
See the second of four exhibits celebrating the centennial of Shaker Heights, one of Ohio's most significant early 20th-century planned communities, plus a new permanent exhibit, The Van Sweringen Legacy: Shaker Heights, The Rapid and Terminal Tower. 800.860.6078 or shakerhistoricalsociety.org.

At Tallmadge Church in Tallmadge
Sunday, April 29, 2012, 2-4 p.m.
Monday, May 28, 2012, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Open House
Step inside the 1825 church on Tallmadge Circle, an architectural landmark and reminder of northeast Ohio's New England heritage, plus the Old Town Hall and Schenkenberger House. Free. 330.633.4092.

At the National Road / Zane Grey Museum in Norwich
Sunday, April 29, 2012, 1-4 p.m.
Vintage Base Ball 2 p.m.

Zane Grey Day, Featuring Ohio Village Muffins vs. Zane Grey Club
Enjoy activities inspired by Ohio author Zane Grey's Westerns, including Dutch-oven cooking, lassoing and ground roping, ODNR's Passport to Fishing program, a visit by Grey himself and base ball played by 19th-century rules. Donation. 800.752.2602.

At Shaker Historical Museum in Shaker Heights
Sunday, April 29, 2012, 4 p.m.
The Rapid Through the Years
For almost a century, the Shaker Rapid has been shuttling people between Shaker Heights and downtown Cleveland. Local author Jim Toman looks at how it has changed and at the various fleets of street railway cars that have served it over the years. $5, Free/Ohio Historical Society member. Advance registration required. 800.860.6078 or shakerhistoricalsociety.org.

At Fort Steuben Visitors Center, 120 S. Third St., Steubenville
Thursday, May 3, 2012, 7-9 p.m.
Steubenville Building Doctor Clinic
Meet our old-building experts and learn how to make informed decisions about repairs and improvements to any home or building built between 1800 and 1955. Free two-hour seminar followed Friday, May 4, by free on-site consultations by appointment. Co-sponsored by the Ohio Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio Historical Society, Steubenville Historic Landmarks Commission, Steubenville Revitalization Group, Historic Fort Steuben and the Grand Theater Restoration Project. Free with advance registration. 800.499.2470 or building-doctor.org.

At Zoar Village in Zoar
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 1-2 p.m.
Saturdays in Zoar Free Speaker Series
Hear from author Terry Woods about the sidecut and feeder canals that once linked Zoar to the Ohio & Erie Canal, then walk to the sites of these two features. Free. 800.262.6195 or zca.org.

At the Ross-Gowdy House Museum, 125 George St., New Richmond
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 1-4 p.m.
Open House
Tour an 1850s Greek Revival style house. Donation. 513.543.9149.

At Wahkeena Preserve near Lancaster
Saturdays, May 5 and 12, 2012, 1 p.m.
Sundays, May 6, 13 and 20, 1 p.m.

Spring Discovery Walk: Whoopee! for Wildflowers
Enjoy a leisurely spring walk with the naturalist. See songbirds and colorful wildflowers, including native orchids. About 90 minutes with frequent stops. Free. Ages 12 and up. 800.297.1883.

At Adena Mansion & Gardens in Chillicothe
Saturday, May 5 - Sunday, May 20, 2012
Wednesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday Noon-5 p.m.

Annual Heirloom Plant Sale
800.319.7248 or adenamansion.com.

At Fort Recovery State Museum in Fort Recovery
Sunday, May 6, 2012, Noon-5 p.m.
Art Show
See paintings by the late Bob Van Trees of Fort Recovery, many featuring the 1793 fort. $5, Free/Ohio Historical Society member. 800.283.8920 or fortrecoverymuseum.com.

At Fort Recovery State Museum in Fort Recovery
Sunday, May 6, 1 and 3 p.m.
Fort Recovery Battlefield Walk
Walk the battlefield where St. Clair's army clashed with the Great Indian Confederation led by Little Turtle and Blue Jacket and hear about the battle from John Winkler, author of Wabash 1791: St. Clair's Defeat. $20, $15/Ohio Historical Society member. 800.283.8920 or fortrecoverymuseum.com.

At Garth's Auction Barn in Delaware
Sunday, May 6, 2012, 1-4 p.m.
Party Like It's 1812!
Annual fund-raising benefit sponsored by Conestoga, support group for the Ohio Historical Society. Presentation by scholar and lecturer Lou Schultz, a member of the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, highlighting Ohio's key role in the War of 1812, plus silent auction, spirits and hors d'oeuvres and a behind-the-scenes preview of Garth's Sixth Annual Ohio Valley and Americana Furniture and Accessories Auction scheduled for later in May. $125/person. Net proceeds benefit the Ohio Historical Society. 800.647.6921 or 614.297.2308.

At Shaker Historical Museum in Shaker Heights
Sunday, May 6, 2012, 4 p.m.
Paul Newman: The Man, the Movies and the Legacy
Learn about actor Paul Newman's childhood in Shaker Heights and his lasting legacy throughout the world through spirited vignettes and film clips. $5, Free/Ohio Historical Society member. Advance registration required. 800.860.6078 or shakerhistoricalsociety.org.

At Fort Hill near Hillsboro
Saturday, May 12, 2012, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Late Spring Wildflower Hike
Join Ohio Historical Society Senior Curator of Natural History Bob Glotzhober for a hike along the scenic Gorge Trail, concentrating on spring wildflowers, geology of the gorge, its six natural bridges and other natural history topics. The 4.2-mile trail can be wet or rugged at times. Bring appropriate footwear and a sack lunch. Meet in the main parking lot at 10 a.m. Free. 800.283.8905.

On the Ohio Riverfront, Susanna Way, New Richmond
Sundays May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9 and Oct. 14, 2012, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Antiques and Crafts Show
Sponsored by Historic New Richmond Inc. Free. 513.543.9149.

At Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont
Tuesday, May 15, through Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012
Exhibit: The Gilded Age of Haviland China
Haviland china made between 1850 and 1890, including the Hayes White House china, is featured in this exhibit sponsored by the Randolph J. & Estelle M. Dorn Foundation. 800.998.7737 or rbhayes.org.

At Central Community House, 1150 E. Main St., Columbus
Seminar: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 7-9 p.m.
Consultations: Friday, May 18, 2012, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. by appointment.

Columbus Building Doctor Clinic
Meet our old-building experts and learn how to make informed decisions about repairs and improvements to any home or building built between 1800 and 1955. Free two-hour seminar followed by free on-site consultations by appointment. Cosponsored by the Ohio Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio Historical Society, Effective Lighting Solutions, Foster Energy Management and Olde Towne East Neighborhood Association. Free with advance registration by Thursday, May 10. 800.499.2470 or building-doctor.org.

At Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont
Saturday, May 19, 2012, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Beginning Genealogy Class
Get instruction in creating a family tree using resources available in the Hayes Research Library, including computers. $10, $5/student. Advance registration required. 800.998.7737 or rbhayes.org.

At League Park, 6601 Lexington Ave., Cleveland
Saturday, May 19, 2012, Noon
1860s Base Ball: Ohio Village Muffins vs. Cleveland Blues
800.686.6124 or ohiohistory.org/muffins.

At Schoenbrunn Village in New Philadelphia
Saturday, May 19, 2012, 8-10 p.m.
Spring Lantern Tour
Tour Schoenbrunn by lantern light and see 18th-century villagers in the cabins. $7, $5/senior (55+), $4/youth (7-17), Free/Ohio Historical Society member or age 7 and under. 877.278.8020.

At Forest City Field, Bainbridge, Geauga County
Sunday, May 20, 2012, Noon and 1:30 p.m.
1860s Base Ball: Ohio Village Muffins vs. Forest Citys
800.686.6124 or ohiohistory.org/muffins.

At Fort Laurens in Bolivar
Sunday, May 20, 2012, 3-5 p.m.
Let Them Eat Cake!
Sample cakes, tarts, teas and other treats from the 13 colonies. Wear your finest -- best-dressed will win a prize. $10, $5/ages 5-17, advance registration required by Sunday, May 13. 330.874.2059.

On the Statehouse Lawn, Broad and High Sts., Columbus
Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 5:30 p.m.
1860s Base Ball: Ohio Village Muffins vs. Local Club
800.686.6124 or ohiohistory.org/muffins.

At Flint Ridge near Brownsville
Friday, May 25, through Sunday, May 27, 2012
Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Spring Knap-in
See flint pits dug by Hopewell Indians and watch artisans make tools, arrowheads and spear points using the same techniques used 2,000 years ago. Free. 740.763.4127.

At the McCook House in Carrollton
Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, 2012
Civil War Encampment
800.600.7172.

At Fort Laurens in Bolivar
Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, 2012
Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday Noon-5 p.m.

Conversation With 1778
Reenactors demonstrate what life was like at Fort Laurens, Ohioís only Revolutionary War fort. $3, $1/ages 5-17. Free/Ohio Historical Society member. 330.874.2059.

At Wahkeena Preserve near Lancaster
Sundays May 27 and June 10, 2012, 1 p.m.
Spring Discovery Walk: Focus on Ferns
Wahkeena has 29 types of ferns. Join the naturalist to explore them. About 90 minutes with frequent stops. Ages 12 and up. Free. 800.297.1883.

At Tallmadge Church in Tallmadge
Monday, May 28, 2012, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Memorial Day Open House
Step inside the 1825 church on Tallmadge Circle -- an architectural landmark and reminder of northeast Ohio's New England heritage -- plus the nearby Old Town Hall and Schenkenberger House. Free. 330.633.4092.

At Newark Earthworks in Newark
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Site open daylight hours. Activities and tours 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Octagon Earthworks Open House
Enjoy tours of the entire site and fun, educational activities. Free. 800.589.8224.

Reserve Now for These Upcoming Events!

At Ohio Village in Columbus
Saturday, May 12, 2012, 7-9:30 p.m.
The Pleasure of the Cup: Drinks of the Speakeasy
Travel back to a world of "blind pigs," bathtub gin and flappers. Enjoy music and dancing and sample some favorite drinks of the Prohibition era in Ohio Village buildings, but watch out for the Anti-Saloon League or, worse, the police! Must be 21. $25, $20/Ohio Historical Society member. 800.686.1541.

Click Here to See More Events at the Ohio History Center in Columbus

Enjoy Many More Events in Coming Weeks at Ohio Historical Society Sites
There's so much more to see and do at Ohio Historical Society sites in coming weeks!

For more upcoming events, visit our online calendar.

For directions to Ohio Historical Society sites statewide, visit ohiohistory.org/places.

Most Ohio Historical Society sites are managed for us by local organizations. Though hours posted online at ohiohistory.org/places reflect the most current information we have, we encourage calling ahead before you travel, to confirm that the site you plan to visit will be open when you plan to be there. Find direct phone numbers near the bottom of each site page at ohiohistory.org/places.

Photo of trillium in bloom at Fort Hill. Enjoy a Spring Wildflower Hike at Fort Hill May 12, 2012. Photo of historic Tallmadge Church in Tallmadge. Tour the 1825 church during special open houses April 29 and May 28, 2012. Photo of a diorama depicting author Zane Grey at work, at the National Road/Zane Grey Museum in Norwich near Zanesville. Photo of a Shaker Rapid train. Local author Jim Toman presents 'The Rapid Through the Years' at Shaker Historical Museum in Shaker Heights Sunday, April 29, 2012. Photo courtesy Shaker Historical Society. Photo of Building Doctor Mariangela Pfister examining a 'patient.' Our old-building experts hold clinics for old-building owners in Steubenville May 3 and Columbus May 17, 2012. Photo of Adena Mansion and Gardens, near Chillicothe, which hosts the annual Heirloom Plant Sale May 5-20, 2012. Photo of a reconstructed blockhouse at Fort Recovery State Museum in Fort Recovery. Walk the Fort Recovery Battlefield with author John Winkler Sunday, May 6. Photo of Lou Schultz, who will present a program on Ohio's role in the War of 1812 during the May 6 'Party Like Itís 1812' benefit for the Ohio Historical Society hosted by Conestoga at Garth's Auction Barn in Delaware. Photo of one of six natural bridges at Fort Hill near Hillsboro. Take a Spring Wildflower Hike with Senior Curator of Natural History Bob Glotzhober Saturday, May 12. Photo of a Haviland grape dish from the White House china of President Rutherford B. Hayes. See the new exhibit 'The Gilded Age of Haviland China' at Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont starting May 15, 2012. Photo of a square lantern illuminated by a candle. Tour New Philadelphia's Schoenbrunn Village by lantern light Saturday evening, May 18. Photo of the Ohio Village Muffins, our 1860s base ball team, following last year's game with the Capitol Cannons. See base ball as played by 19th-century rules when the Muffins take on a team of members of the Ohio General Assembly and other elected leaders May 22, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. on the Statehouse Lawn. Photo of an artisan making an object of flint using the same technique used to make tools, arrowheads and spear points 2,000 years ago. See flintknappers at work and tour Flint Ridge State Memorial during the annual Spring Knap-in May 25-27, 2012. Photo of a woman dressed in 18th-century style at Fort Laurens, site of Ohioís only Revolutionary War fort. See reenactors portray 18th-century life at Fort Laurens during 'Conversation With 1778,' May 26-27, 2012. Photo of ancient Octagon Earthworks in Newark. Enjoy tours of the entire site and fun, educational activities May 29, 2012.
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