Ohio Statehood Day Open Houses

Mar 7, 2015
To celebrate the birth of Ohio five museums and historic sites host a joint open house in commemoration of Ohio Statehood Day in Chillicothe.

12pm - 4pm. The Ross County Heritage Center, 45 West Fifth St. Featured will be a special one-day exhibit of rare Ohio statehood documents from the historical society's archives, An extensive display of US military firearms and armaments from the War of 1812 through the Civil War, and an exhibit on the Ohio and Erie Canal. Also 120 Year of Theatre History in Chillicothe, 1805 to 1925.

1-4pm. the David Nickens Heritage Center, 71 West Fourth St. Exhibit titled Occupations of People of Color in Chillicothe's Past, exhibits on local, regional and national African American history and culture including the underground Railroad.

10am - 4pm. The Lucy Hayes Heritage Center, 90 West Sixth St. Birthplace of Lucy Webb Hayes, wife of 19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes. A special living history program on early Ohio archaeologist Edwin H. Davis at 1pm by Bruce Lombardo of the Heartland Earthwork Conservancy. and special displays of early Ohio maps and documents.

10am - 4pm. Adena Mansion and Gardens, 847 Adena Rd. is the historic home (built 1806-07) of Thomas Worthington - Ohio's first US Senator, sixth governor, and Father of Ohio Statehood. Tours start every 30 minutes beginning at 10:30am. At 11:30am, 1pm, and 2:30pm visitors will be able to step back in time in a fiery debate over whether Ohio should become a new state or remain a part of the Northwest Territory.

9am - 3pm. Ross County Genealogical Society, 444 Douglas Ave. The public is invited to see the large number of resources available for anyone interested in researching their family tree. And we will be available to answer any questions.

Cost: Free Event

Ross County Historical Society
45 W 5th Street
Chillicothe, Ohio
Phone: 740-772-1936
Web Site: http://www.rosscountyhistorical.org/
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