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Autumn's in the Air

Looking for something fall-ish to do? There's a bushel basket full of autumn events at Ohio Historical Society sites and related venues in coming weeks! From natural sites awash in fall color to places haunted by ghosts of autumns past, here's what's coming up.

Please note that there is a charge for some events, and some require advance registration.


At The Lodge, 129 E. Main St. in Lancaster
Friday, Sept. 28, through Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sherman House Museum Civil War Symposium
(Lancaster’s Square 13 Historic District, where the symposium will be held, is a fine fall destination, too!)


At Fairfield County District Library, 219 N. Broad St., Lancaster
Now through Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
Ohio and the Civil War: 150 Years Later


At Our House in Gallipolis
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Founders Day

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 • 2-4 p.m.
Harvest Celebration


At Tallmadge Church in Tallmadge
Sundays Sept. 30 and Oct. 28, 2012 • 2-4 p.m.
Open House


At Campus Martius Museum in Marietta
Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 • Noon-1 p.m.
Brown Baggin’ Through History

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 • 2 p.m.
Friends of the Museums Fall Program: Pioneers of Lowell, Ohio

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 • 8 p.m.-Midnight
Chasing Spirits


At Holiday Inn of Worthington
Friday, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 • 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ohio Local History Alliance Conference


At the National Road/Zane Grey Museum, near Zanesville
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fall Festival


At Zoar Village in Zoar
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Beginning Blacksmithing

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Beginning Weaving

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 • 1 p.m.
Saturdays in Zoar Free Speaker Series

Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Harvest Home-School Day

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 • 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 • 6-8 p.m.
Zoar Dinner Series: Oktoberfest Dinner

Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 • 6-9 p.m.
Ghost Tours


At Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta
Saturdays Oct. 6 and Nov. 3, 2012 • 11:30 p.m.
Midnight Movie Series

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 • 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Open on Columbus Day


At Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont
Now through Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013
Tales of Travel From the President’s Attic

Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Hayes Civil War Reenactment

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 • 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Make-a-Book Class

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 • 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Genealogy Workshop: Using RootsMagic


At Fort Ancient, near Oregonia
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 • 9 a.m.
Morgan’s Little Miami Triathlon

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 • 2-4 p.m.
Fall Tour

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 • 2 p.m.
1860s Base Ball: Ohio Village Muffins vs. Cincinnati Red Stockings


At Fort Amanda, near Wapakoneta
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 • 1-4 p.m.
War of 1812 200th Anniversary Celebration


At Community Park, 2777 Springfield-Xenia Road, Springfield
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 • 2 p.m.
1860s Base Ball: Ohio Village Muffins vs. Champion City Reapers


At Shaker Historical Museum in Shaker Heights
Now through Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012
Celebrating Community Spirit: Shaker Heights 1955-1980

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 • 4 p.m.
A Woman of Courage and Compassion: Rev. Dr. Joan Campbell

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 • 4 p.m.
Time It Was: The Long Sixties and May 4, 1970


At the Medical Heritage Center, Prior Library, OSU, Columbus
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 • 4-5:30 p.m.
A Conestoga Program
A Story of Two Miracles:
The Impact of Insulin on Pregnant Women With Diabetes Mellitus


At Johnston Farm & Indian Agency in Piqua
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 • Noon-5 p.m., Canal Trips 1 and 2:30 p.m.
Celebrate Fall at the Johnston Farm


At Newark Earthworks in Newark
Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 • Site open daylight hours; tours noon-4 p.m.
Octagon Earthworks Open House


At the Harding Tomb in Marion
Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 • 3 p.m.
Presidential Wreath-Laying Ceremony and Scout Pilgrimage


At Licking County Library, 101 W. Main St., Newark
Tuesday, Oct. 16, through Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012
Ohio and the Civil War: 150 Years Later


At Kent State University at Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia
Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 • 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Eighteenth-Century Log Cabin Symposium


At Cedar Bog Nature Preserve near Urbana
Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 • 7-9 p.m.
Boo in the Bog


At Fort Meigs in Perrysburg
Fridays Oct. 19 and 26 and Saturdays Oct. 20 and 27, 2012 • 7-9 p.m.
Garrison Ghost Walk


At Youngstown Historical Center in Youngstown
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 • 1-2:30 p.m.
Capturing Your Family’s Oral History


At Schoenbrunn Village in New Philadelphia
Saturday, Oct. 20, and Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012
Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Colonial Trade Fair

Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 • 8-10 p.m.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow


At Wahkeena Nature Preserve, near Lancaster
Sundays October 21 and 28, 2012 • 1 p.m.
Autumn Discovery Walk

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Things That Go BUMP! in the Woods


At Fort Laurens, near Bolivar
Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012
Tours every half hour from 5-9:30 p.m.
Trick or Treaty


At Buckeye Furnace, near Jackson
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 • 10 a.m.-Dusk
Buckeye Furnace Fall Festival


At the Universalist Church, Montgomery and Remington Roads, Montgomery
Thursday, Nov. 1, and Friday, Nov. 2
Seminar: Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Consultations: Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. by appointment
Montgomery Building Doctor Clinic


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.


Pick up your free Passport to Your Ohio History at Ohio Historical Society sites and Ohio Travel Information Centers statewide.

Photo of apples. Photo of Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman. Photo of the Sherman House in the Square 13 Historic District in Lancaster, Ohio. Photo of a detail of the 1819 Our House museum in Gallipolis, which hosts Founders Day on Saturday, Sept. 29, and the annual Harvest Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Photo of the exterior of the Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Photo of exhibits in the Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Photo of the annual Civil War Reenactment at Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, Ohio. The 2012 reenactment takes place Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7. Photo of visitors boarding the "General Harrison of Piqua," a reconstructed 19th-century canal boat at Johnston Farm & Indian Agency in Piqua, Ohio. Photo of a mule driver with two of the mules who draw the 19th-century-style canal boat "General Harrison of Piqua" at Johnston Farm & Indian Agency in Piqua, Ohio. Ohio Civil War 150 logo. Photo of Warren G. Harding of Marion, Ohio, 29th president of the United States. Photo of an early 19th-century soldier sharing a story by the fire during the annual Garrison Ghost Walk at Fort Meigs, a reconstructed War of 1812 fort in Perrysburg, Ohio. Photo of Buckeye Furnace, a restored Civil War-era iron-making furnace near Jackson, Ohio. Visit Buckeye Furnace during the annual Buckeye Furnace Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Picture of the Building Doctor program logo. Our old-building experts, the Building Doctors, hold a seminar for old-building owners in the Montgomery, Ohio, area on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m.
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