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October Preview

Get a firsthand account of travel on the old National Road, celebrate Halloween 19th-century style, test your knowledge of past presidents from Ohio, get the basics of finding your roots and sneak a peek at where we store our archaeology collection, all in coming weeks at the Ohio History Center.

Visit the Ohio History Center at I-71 & 17th Avenue in Columbus in coming weeks and enjoy the following programs free with museum admission. Questions? Call 800.686.6124.

Saturdays at Noon · Sundays at 3 p.m.
Exhibit Tour
Controversy 2: Pieces We Don't Talk About

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 · 7 p.m.
Bridging the Divide:
An Adult Conversation About Ohio Politics, for a Change

Click here to learn more.

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 · 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Community Day
A Columbus Bicentennial Event
Click here to learn more.

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 · 1 and 3 p.m.
Echoes in Time Theatre
A Chat With Lillian Gish

Meet Springfield native and silent film legend Lillian Gish in a one-woman performance by Traci Auerbach.

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 · 2 p.m.
Staff Talk: The Cleveland Indians Jacket From the Exhibit Controversy 2
Get in-depth information about the 1947 Cleveland Indians jacket depicting Chief Wahoo on display in the exhibit Controversy 2.

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 · 2 p.m.
1860s Base Ball: Ohio Village Muffins vs. Blue Ashlars
See base ball (yes, two words) played by 19th-century rules.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 · 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
KidsLinked Music and Arts Harvest Festival
Click here to learn more.

Saturdays Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 · 1 and 3 p.m.
Echoes in Time Theatre
A Herd of Sheep, a Bevy of Geese and Bells On:
Travel on the National Road

Hear a 19th-century drover, portrayed by Anthony Gibbs, talk about his experiences in traveling the road that helped build the nation.

Saturdays Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 · 2 p.m.
Staff Talk: The Bowling Pins From the Exhibit Controversy 2
Get in-depth information about the early-20th-century toy bowling set caricaturing people of various ethnicities and nationalities on display in the exhibit Controversy 2.

Sundays Oct. 14, Nov. 10 and Nov. 24 · 2 p.m.
Archaeology Exhibit Tour: Following in Ancient Footsteps

Sunday, Oct. 28 · 2 p.m.
Ohio Presidents Game Show
Test your knowledge of American presidents from the Buckeye State.

More Upcoming Programs
Call the number after each program below to register for these Ohio History Center events in coming weeks.

Friday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Sept. 30
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.
A Place to Remember
Click here to learn more. 800.686.1541.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 · 10 a.m.-Noon
Genealogy Workshop
Cornerstones of Genealogy

Get an introduction to sources of information for compiling a family tree or history, including birth, death and marriage records; census records; estate files; military and church records; newspapers; and special types of records that can add to what you've learned about your family. $20, $15/Ohio Historical Society member. Click here to register or call 614.297.2510.

Saturday, Oct. 6 · 1:30-4 p.m.
Sneak Peek Collections Tour
Wonders of Ohio Historical Society Archaeology Collections

Tour the exhibit Following in Ancient Footsteps with staff archaeologists, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of our archaeology collections facility, where we store many more artifacts, conduct research and process incoming collections. Limited to 15 people. Click here to learn more. $149. Register online or call 800.686.1541.

Saturdays Oct. 13 and 20 · 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Ohio Village, Columbus
All Hallows' Eve
Enjoy an old-time Halloween with fortune telling, street theatre, a museum of oddities, games, crafts and activities for kids, all leading up to fireside readings of Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy Hollow and an appearance by you-know-who (To accommodate those with earlier bedtimes, the Legend of Sleepy Hollow is read twice nightly, starting at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.). $12, $10/Ohio Historical Society member, $9/ages 6-12; $7/Ohio Historical Society member ages 6-12 and Free/age 5 and under. Purchase tickets at connect.ohiohistory.org/allhallowseve or call 800.686.1541.

Now Showing
See these exhibits and others plus permanent exhibits on Ohio history and natural history, all free with Ohio History Center museum admission:

Following in Ancient Footsteps

Over Here, Over There
Discover why we fight, how war changes us and how we remember, through hundreds of war mementos.

Follow the Flag
See real Civil War battle flags.

Connecting to Your History
Explore and share family history.

Buildings, Places & Spaces
Learn about using the past to shape the future by preserving historic places and capitalizing on local history.

Vistas and Visions of Labor
See striking black-and-white photographs of early 20th-century Ohioans at work.

Through Sept. 30, 2012
Accessible Expressions of Ohio
See art by Ohioans with disabilities, from the annual juried show coordinated by VSA Ohio, the state organization on arts and disability.

Through Nov. 25, 2012
Open Spaces, Weathered Faces: Photographs by Joe Munroe

Through Dec. 30, 2012
Controversy 2: Pieces We Don't Talk About

Through Dec. 30, 2012
The War of 1812: Ohio on the Front Line

Ohio History Center Museum Hours and Admission
The Ohio History Center museum is open five days a week: Wednesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays noon-5 p.m. Ohio History Center museum admission is $10/adult; $9/senior (age 60+); $5/youth (ages 6-12); Free/Ohio Historical Society member; Free/child (age 5 and under).

The Ohio History Center's third floor research room -- a great place to do genealogy or history research -- is open four days a week: Wednesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Research Room is closed Sundays-Tuesdays.

Photo of chrysanthemums blooming at the entrance to the Ohio History Center in Columbus. Photo of the entrance to the exhibit "Controversy 2: Pieces We Donít Talk About" at the Ohio History Center museum in Columbus. Photo of three players and an official for our 1860s base ball team, the Ohio Village Muffins. Photo of pumpkins at All Hallows' Eve, a 19th-century style Halloween celebration at Ohio Village in Columbus Oct. 13 and 20. Photo of Crazy Kate wandering Ohio Village during All Hallows' Eve. Photo of a girl whistling through the Ohio Village graveyard during All Hallows' Eve. Photo of children in the Halloween maze during All Hallows' Eve at Ohio Village in Columbus. Photo of a girl carving a pumpkin during All Hallows' Eve at Ohio Village in Columbus. Photo of the Ohio History Center museum in Columbus, with a banner reading "Museum Open Wednesday-Sunday. Come Explore!"
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