Ohio History Connection June 2023

June 1, 2023
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Summer in the Center

Ohio History Center
 Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays


School might be out, but the Ohio History Center is in! Stay cool with us this summer with themed programing each month. June’s theme will focus on natural history! Weekly programs will include morning story times, exhibit tours and documentary film screenings. Check out the list here to find the dates and times of our upcoming programs!

Included with general museum admission.

Storybook Village

Ohio Village
Sat., June 10
 10 a.m.–5 p.m.


Welcome to Storybook Village, where your favorite storybook characters magically come to life! Meet celebrated characters from popular fairy tales as they roam Ohio Village. You’ll also get the chance to meet some of your favorite characters from famous TV shows and children’s stories–including The Lorax, Rapunzel, Mother Goose and many more! This year’s theme is “Be a Water Warrior,” which is all about water advocacy and learning more about how to conserve our natural environment. 

Registration is required. Tickets are $16/adult, $14/seniors & students, $10/ages 4–12 & Free/children 3 & under. Ohio History Connection Members enjoy free admission but MUST reserve a timed ticket. Members may also reserve an early access 9 a.m. ticket slot.

Juneteenth–Jubilee Day Festival

Ohio Village
Sun., June 18
 Noon–4 p.m.

Now a federal holiday, Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Originating in Texas, it’s been observed on the 19th of June annually since 1865. Join us for an 1890’s Juneteenth observation in Ohio Village. Featured activities will include historical interpretations, storytelling and dance!

This event is free to the public and includes free museum admission. Advance registration is strongly recommended.

Site Event Spotlight– Archery at Adena

Adena Mansion & Gardens
Sat., June 3
Noon–1 p.m.


Archery was a common pastime for adults and children during the Worthingtons’ time. Join us for Archery at Adena, where children will be given an introductory lesson on the estate. Feel free to bring your bow if you have one. (No crossbows, please!) 

Admission is free and all children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.


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Preserving history is important, and we’re grateful you think so too! When you become a
Cardinal, you’re joining our society of monthly supporters who want to maximize their impact on history and invest in a better future together.
As a nonprofit organization, we rely on donations from our generous friends like you to do the work of documenting, preserving and sharing Ohio's stories.

Become a Cardinal and help ensure our state's rich history is accessible today and preserved for tomorrow. 

Site Pictured: National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center

Memberships make great Father’s Day gifts!

Does your dad love history, adventure and road trips? Treat him to an Ohio History Connection membership for Father’s Day this year. With options starting as low as $50, there’s a membership to fit any budget. And now through June 18, get 20% off any new gift membership purchase with discount code GIFT23. For more information or to join today, visit ohiohistory.org/join or call 800.686.1545.


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