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Statehood Day Open House

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Join us for Statehood Day on March 7 from 12 to 4 PM! The Ross County Historical Society Heritage Center, 45 West Fifth Street, Chillicothe, will be open 12 Noon to 4 PM. Featured will be a special one-day exhibit of Ohio statehood documents from the society’s archives, a special one-day display of sports memorabilia… Read More

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Athens Civil War Roundtable

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Athens Civil War Roundtable Everyone is welcome to attend a presentation by Steve Ball, of Columbus, to the Athens Civil War Roundtable. The program will feature American songs from just before and during the Civil War, illustrating popular opinion surrounding America’s bloodiest conflict. Several featured songs were written by women, contextualizing the rising prominence of… Read More

The Story of Ohio's Canals flier

The Story of Ohio’s Canals

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Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30pm. Featuring Tom O’Grady, surveyor, student and researcher of Ohio history, and Instructor of Observational Astronomy at Ohio University. Co-Sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council Speaker’s Bureau. Beginning in 1825, Ohio began constructing its canal system that eventually included nearly a thousand miles of channel and towpaths laced with stone locks… Read More

Master’s Apprentice | Phidias

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Become an apprentice to masters like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Georgia O’Keeffe, or Mary Cassatt. Each month children in grades four through six will investigate the art, style, and technique used by a different master artist, then they will create their own masterpiece. For each class, participants will earn apprentice rewards to add to their… Read More

History Behind the Mystery Tour- Part of the Winding Road Initiative

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HISTORY EMERGES FROM THE SHADOWS CAST BY EERIE SUPERNATURAL STORIES On lists and locations of haunted and supernatural regions, southeastern Ohio seems to frequently rise to the top. From the Moonville Tunnel, eerie structures at the Ridges, and “spooky” graveyards, the Hocking Valley has drawn attention from New Age practitioners and “ghost hunters” alike. But… Read More