Ohio History Center and Ohio Village are starting their reopening process. While they won’t fully reopen to the public or to members until 2021, they are offering modified in-person experiences until then. While some of the annual events may not be the same as in the past, they will still be fun!
Check out some of the fun coming up at Ohio History Center!
Take a family field trip day to Ohio History Center! Discover Ohio’s natural history, archaeology, military history and more with museum experts. Take part in fun and educational activities featuring real collections, trivia and special story times, and learn about what makes Ohio great.
Family Field Trip Days will be two days per month where families can come to the museum to experience certain exhibits and interactive programs. Each month is a different theme. Advanced timed tickets are required. Tickets are $5 for children and $7 for adults. The program is free for members and for those 3 years and under.
Upcoming Family Field Trips
Sept. 23 and 27 – Ohio’s Greatest Hits
Oct. 14 and 18 – All About Archaeology
Nov. 9 and 22 – Native American Heritage
Dec. 9 and 16 – Cultural Traditions
Advance timed ticket purchase required, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Per state mandate, masks must be worn at all times. The museum will be closed from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for cleaning to ensure a safe environment for all guests. Guests will be asked to leave at the end of their time block (12 p.m. or 4 p.m., respectively). Some museum exhibits may be closed to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
While All Hallows’ Eve can’t be held in the typical way for 2020, they have a new way to enjoy a family-friendly haunted event with All Hallows’ Eve Sleepy Hollow Drive-In at Ohio Village!
Showings will be at 5 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. each Friday night in October. As you exit the event, you’ll listen to the Legend of Sleepy Hollow story on your radio as you drive through some of your favorite All Hallows’ Eve scenes. Tickets will sell out, so buy them now!
Ohio History Connection Member Pricing: $25/Member car*, Free/Premium Member*
General Admission: $40/Car
Fri., Oct. 2, 2020 | 5 & 8:30 P.M.
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Fri., Oct. 9, 2020 | 5 & 8:30 P.M.
Fri., Oct. 16, 2020 | 5 & 8:30 P.M.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Fri., Oct. 23, 2020 | 5 & 8:30 P.M.
Fri., Oct. 30, 2020 | 5 & 8:30 P.M.
Ohio History Center is taking Echoes in Time out of the theatre and into the parking lot! Each show will feature enjoy three back-to-back live performances from the safety and comfort of your car. Performers at Echoes in Time Drive-in will share Ohio-based stories set to a specific theme transmitted to your car via radio FM signal. Tickets are $10 per car.
Crime & Mystery: Sunday, October 25, 2020 • Performances at 1 & 3:30 p.m.
Performers will share Ohio-based crime and mystery stories transmitted to your car via radio FM signal. Buy tickets here.
- Mickie Stiers – A Widow with Experience: Anna Marie Hanh’s Story
- Mic O’Halloran – Sam Sheppard: Did He or Didn’t He?
- Grace Matchett – An Angel Still Kneels Over the Children: The Collingwood Fire of 1908.
Military: Sunday, November 8, 2020 • Performances at 1 & 3:30 p.m.
Performers will share Ohio-based stories transmitted to your car via radio FM signal. Buy tickets here.
- Chuck Malone – The Truth about Hanger 18
- Anthony Gibbs – Courage in the Skies: the Story of the Tuskegee Airman
- Grace Matchett – The “Meat Grinder” War -The Korean Conflict.
Thursday, October 29, 7 p.m.
Join in on an online event to learn more about Victorian mourning rituals in a webinar led by Haunted Ohio author Chris Woodyard. Watch a video showcasing Ohio History Connection’s traditional All Hallows’ Eve activities, including palm reading, Fate Lady, and listen to an audio recording of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Price per guest: Members – FREE, General admission – $15. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
Dickens of a Christmas
Stay tuned for the 2020 format of Dickens of a Christmas!
Want to Learn at Home with Ohio History Connection? Check out more details about the learn learning resource for all ages at this link.
Archives and Library Access
If Franklin County remains at a Level 2 or lower, the Archives and Library will begin accepting in person appointments on Sept 16 through an online registration.
Ohio History Center Parking Lot
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211