Saturdays at 1 and 3 p.m.
Live Theater Performances at the Ohio History Center
Spend an enjoyable hour with fascinating people from Ohio's past in the intimate setting of museum theatre. These characters will connect their times to yours by sharing their life stories. These are charming and engaging performances that are appropriate for all ages and wheel chair accessible. Performances are free with museum admission: $10/adult, $9/senior (60+), $5/youth (6-12), FREE for Ohio Historical Society member and for children age 5 and under). Parking is free. Call 800.686.6124 for more information or see the Calendar on this website for details.
The performances typically are performed weekly for a month. For the second quarter of 2012 here are the shows:
Saturdays in June 2012
"The Company Store, Tommy Knockers, Owing My Soul: An Ohio Coal Minerís Tale" A miner from the early 20th century boom days of the Ohio coal industry shares his life and woes. Hear about owing the company store; company housing; and the mythical Tommy Knockers down in the mines. Portrayed by Bob Johnson. Free with Ohio History Center museum admission: $10, $9/senior (60+), $5/youth (6-12), Free/Ohio Historical Society member, Free/child (age 5 and under). 800.686.6124.
Saturdays in July 2012
"Reminiscences of a Civil War Topographer" The War Between the States caught the Army Corps of Engineers and Corps of Topographical Engineers understaffed and the topographical engineers were working nowhere near the areas where the major Civil War actions would occur. Before the war, their activities included mapping and exploration and building roads, railroads, canals and lighthouses. With the onset of the war the corps was directed to move 70,000 to 100,000 troops and associated gear 20 miles a day with no or inadequate maps, in addition to reconnaissance and mapping enemy positions. Come listen as a Civil War topographer, portrayed by Robert Merkel, tells the fascinating story mapping our country. Portrayed by Robert Merkel. Free with Ohio History Center museum admission: $10, $9/senior (60+), $5/youth (6-12), Free/Ohio Historical Society member, Free/child (age 5 and under). 800.686.6124.