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Landing page B photos Community Day Sept. 29
A Place to Remember

An upcoming Community Day at the Ohio History Center and Ohio Village will feature special events plus the weekend premiere of a new play, A Place to Remember.

New Harvest Café & Urban Arts Center is partnering with the Ohio Historical Society for Community Day Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Ohio History Center and Ohio Village in Columbus.

Features Special Activities and Events
Activities are planned to celebrate the heritage of Linden, the King-Lincoln District, and other northeast Columbus neighborhoods near the center and village, including a noon performance by the Columbus State Gospel Choir; a 12:30 p.m. performance by the Saints Drumline; an 1860s-style base ball game between the Ohio Village Muffins and Worthington Blue Ashlars at 2 p.m.; and a 3 p.m. blues concert by Jimmy McGee and the Hustlers. In addition, there will be food trucks and community resource vendors. Throughout the afternoon, oral histories of the Linden community -- the neighborhood just east of the Ohio History Center -- will be shared in places around Ohio Village.

Community Day events are free with Ohio History Center museum admission, which is $10/adult; $9/senior (age 60+); $5/youth (ages 6-12); and Free/child age 5 and under or Ohio Historical Society member. Enjoy half-price admission to the Ohio History Center for Community Day on Sept. 29 with half-price vouchers available at the following Columbus Metropolitan Library locations: Linden, Whetstone, Northside, Martin Luther King and Northern Lights.

Play Premieres Sept. 28-30
A new play, A Place to Remember, by Stefanie Moss, premieres Sept 28-30 in the Ohio History Center auditorium. The play tells the story of Columbus's Mt. Vernon neighborhood (now the King-Lincoln District) in the 1950s through jazz, movement, historic photographs and digital multi-media. A journey through the rich cultural heritage of the near east side neighborhood, it features people, places, community leaders, artists and musicians who helped shape the city from 1923-2012.

Performances are Friday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 ($15/Ohio Historical Society member). Residents of zip code 43203 -- the King-Lincoln District -- can attend the 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, performance for $10. Tickets are available now at New Harvest Urban Arts Center, the Ohio History Center and online at aplacetoremember.eventbrite.com.

Benefit Patron Reception Sept. 29
Patrons who purchase tickets for a special reception at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, can meet the cast of A Place to Remember, see a display of vintage photographs by Kojo Kamau and Richard Richardson and meet the artists themselves. The Sept. 29 reception ticket is $50 and includes admission to the performance of A Place to Remember at 7:30 p.m. that evening.

For Tickets or More Information
For more information or to buy tickets by phone, call 800.686.1541.

A Columbus Bicentennial Program
A Place to Remember is produced by Columbus's New Harvest Urban Arts Center with the support of a $1,000 grant from the Chase 200Columbus Neighborhood Grant Program.

The Ohio Historical Society received a $1,000 grant for the Community Day event from the Franklin County Neighborhood Arts Program. Administered by the Greater Columbus Arts Council and made possible by support from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and Ashland, Inc., the Franklin County Neighborhood Arts Program awards grants three times a year to help organizations across the county improve quality and increase participation in their public arts projects.

Photo of members of the Saints Drumline. See the Saints Drumline at Ohio Village in Columbus on Community Day, Sept. 29, 2012. Photo of blues artist Jimmy McGee. Hear Jimmy McGee and the Hustlers at Ohio Village in Columbus on Community Day, Sept. 29, 2012. Photo of a graphic for the play "A Place to Remember" at the Ohio History Center in Columbus Sept. 28-30, 2012. Logo of the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
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