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Events with a Historical Flair

Frontier Spirit 1799


The Georgian Museum, Lancaster, Ohio
Friday, Sep 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Exhibit - "Toys and Collectibles"
Location: AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, 13515 Yarmouth Dr, Pickerington, Ohio 43147
Time: 9am-5pm, seven days a week
Website/Facebook: http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org
Organization: AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum
Contact: Museum Office
Phone: 614-856-2222
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Exhibit features a collection of toy motorcycles from the past 50 years. Included are Lego models, steel toys, motorized and wind-up motorcycles and more.



Sunday, Sep 03, 2017 - 10/31/17
Rock Mill Weekend
Location: Rock Mill Park 1429 Rockmill Pl NW, Lancaster, OH 43130
Time: 1-3:00 pm
Website/Facebook: https://www.historicalparks.org/event/reock-mill-weekends_20170903/
Organization: Fairfield County Forever
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TOUR Saturdays & Sundays from 1-3PM, May through October. GRINDING DEMONSTRATIONS are only Sunday 9/10 and Sunday 10/15 from 1-2PM. Tour this stunning 1824 grist mill that stands 90 feet above the gorge of Hocking River Falls, and Rock Mill Covered Bridge. Specialty mill-themed items are available in the gift shop. FREE, family-friendly event run by Fairfield County Forever, our volunteer group.



Friday, Sep 08, 2017 - September 9, 2017
11th Annual Lithopolis Honeyfest
Location: W Columbus St., Lithopolis, Ohio 43130
Time: Fri. 3-7 pm, Sat. 10 am - 7 pm
Website/Facebook: http://www.lithopolishoneyfest.com
Organization: Lithopolis Honeyfest
Contact: Festival Committee
Phone: 614-829-7355
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See observation hives and the bee beard, meet the American Honey Princess, and more. Two stages of live music. Shop for an array of honey products direct from the hive. Free admission, parking and shuttle. Fri. 3-7 pm, Sat. 10 am - 7 pm



Saturday, Sep 09, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Decorative Arts Center of Ohio "In Our Own Image - The Genesis of Photography and the Contemporary Eye"
Location: Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, 145 East Main Street, Lancaster, OH 43130
Time: 2:00 PM
Website/Facebook: www.decartsohio.org
Organization: The Johns Family and the Fairfield County Foundation
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Explore the history of photography over the last 170 years, plenty of stunning images and fascinating activities, free admission.



Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Smeck Historical Farm Harvest Fair
Location: Smeck Farm, 7395 Basil Rd., Baltimore, Ohio 43105
Time: Noon - 4 pm both days
Website/Facebook: http://www.historicalparks.org
Organization: Fairfield County Historical Parks
Contact: Parks Office
Phone: 740-681-7249
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Great family event. See early farm machinery from the Fairfield County Antique Tractor Club “bring in the harvest”. Exhibits, food, both days. Noon - 4 pm both days



Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 - February 25, 2018
Ohio Glass Museum Exhibit Opening: "A Very Private Collection"
Location: Ohio Glass Museum, 124 W. Main St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Time: Tues.-Sun. 1-4 pm
Website/Facebook: https://www.ohioglassmuseum.org
Organization: Ohio Glass Museum
Contact: Office
Phone: 740-687-0101
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A wide variety of vintage glass items from 1875-1920 from an anonymous private collection. Glassblowing studio always open during Museum hours. Tues.-Sun. 1-4 pm



Saturday, Sep 16, 2017
Slate Run Farm - Herbs on the Farm
Location: Slate Run Farm at Slate Run Metro Park, 1375 SR 674 N, Canal Winchester, OH 43103
Time: 1:00 PM
Website/Facebook: https://reservations.metroparks.net/programs
Organization: Central Ohio Park System
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See a display about some traditional uses of herbs in cooking and medicine.



Sunday, Sep 17, 2017
Victoria Opera House Open House and Free Community Concert
Location: Victoria Opera House 101 S Main St, Baltimore, Ohio 43105
Time: 1:00-6:00 pm
Website/Facebook: http://www.victoriaoperahouse.org
Organization: Victoria Opera House
Contact: info@victoriaoperahouse.org
Phone: (614) 450-0237
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Join us for an afternoon of live music from the Canal Strings Dulcimer Group 1-2:30 pm and the Nostalgics Big Band from 3-4:30 pm. The Opera House will be open for tours. Speak with our volunteers about the renovation process, and enjoy live music. Admission is FREE.



Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
Civil War Roundtable - Lincoln's Proposal to Resettle Former Slaves
Location: 137 E Main St., Lancaster, OH 43130
Time: 7-9 pm
Website/Facebook: http://www.shermanhouse.org
Organization: The Fairfield Heritage Association
Contact: Office
Phone: 740-687-5891
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Van Young will explain Lincoln’s detailed proposal to settle millions of freed slaves in the Caribbean, Central America and West Africa. The plan was cut short when Lincoln was assassinated. This was one of the many complex and controversial proposals for ending slavery in the United States.

Admission is $5 per person. Light refreshments will be served.



Friday, Sep 22, 2017 - September 23, 2017
Sims Fall Festival
Location: 11300 Chillicothe-Lancaster Rd., Amanda, OH 43130
Time: Friday, 5 - 8 pm, Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
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Contact: gtosims@hotmail.com
Phone: 740-969-2225
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Join us at this free family event! Check out the display of antique farm equipment, as well as arts, crafts, antiques, mums, pumpkins, corn, and plenty of Fall items. Special kids activities are new this year!

The Sewing Shefs 4-H Club will serve lunch on Saturday.

A special Civil War encampment will be held by the Sons of the Union of the Civil War (from Lancaster). General Sherman’s cannon will be fired Friday at 7 pm & Saturday at 11 am & 2 pm. The Ohio Volunteer Infantry will present a battle enactment on Saturday.



Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Frontier Spirit 1799
Location: Alley Park, 2805 Old Logan Rd SE, Lancaster, OH 43130
Time: 11 am - 4 pm
Website/Facebook: http://frontierspirit.org
Organization: Frontier Players Association
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FRONTIER SPIRIT 1799 Experience the trials and tribulations that the first settlers in the Ohio Territory endured as they fought for and carved out a home. Frontier Spirit 1799 showcases the events and lives of these settlers featuring 5 or 6 scenes from early Fairfield county in an outdoor theater. You’ll laugh, cry and learn of the price paid for what we now know as Lancaster, Ohio.

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Frontier Spirit is a step back into time that can be enjoyed by all ages. A tent village shows the life of the early settlers with demonstrations by skilled craftsmen of cooking, soap making, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving and more. The large marquis tent provides a place for music by many musicians on various period instruments, speeches by local dignitaries and various skits. Games and activities for children are also part of the village entertainment.

Concessions are available at very reasonable prices, with snacks, drinks and food-including bean soup cooked in iron kettles over an open fire. The village is open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm both days. A church service by a circuit preacher is featured at 9:00 am on Sunday morning. Bring the family and enjoy a little bit of living history. This is a free event, but donations are greatly appreciated.

In case of rain, the theater may close but the village is always open.



Sunday, Sep 24, 2017
Slate Run Farm - Ropes, Knots and Splices
Location: Slate Run Farm at Slate Run Metro Park, 1375 SR 674 N, Canal Winchester, OH 43103
Time: 1:00 PM
Website/Facebook: https://reservations.metroparks.net/programs
Organization: Central Ohio Park System
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Use the rope-making machine, try your hand at some knots and splices and jump rope to your favorite rhymes.



Saturday, Sep 30, 2017
Slate Run Farm - Fall Harvest
Location: Slate Run Farm at Slate Run Metro Park, 1375 SR 674 N, Canal Winchester, OH 43103
Time: 1:00 PM
Website/Facebook: https://reservations.metroparks.net/programs
Organization: Central Ohio Park System
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Help with seasonal harvest activities as the farm prepares for winter



Wednesday, Oct 04, 2017
Clear Creek Metro Park Tour Level 3
Location: Clear Creek Metro Park, 23833 Clear Creek Rd, Rockbridge, Ohio
Time: Call for times
Website/Facebook: https://reservations.metroparks.net/programs
Organization: Central Ohio Park System
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Bring your lunch and join us for a 4-hour natural and cultural history tour of Clear Creek Metro Park. Participants have the option of departing from Sharon Woods Metro Park. Transportation throughout the park provided. Age 50 and older.



Saturday, Oct 07, 2017
Slate Run Farm - Drying Food
Location: Slate Run Farm at Slate Run Metro Park, 1375 SR 674 N, Canal Winchester, OH 43103
Time: 1:00 PM
Website/Facebook: https://reservations.metroparks.net/programs
Organization: Central Ohio Park System
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Learn about drying as a way to preserve food in the 1880’s and see how a 19th century food evaporator works.



Sunday, Oct 08, 2017
Slate Run Farm Fall Harvest
Location: Slate Run Farm at Slate Run Metro Park, 1375 SR 674 N, Canal Winchester, OH 43103
Time: 1:00 PM
Website/Facebook: https://reservations.metroparks.net/programs
Organization: Central Ohio Park System
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Help with seasonal harvest activities as the farm prepares for winter.



Sunday, Oct 15, 2017
Slate Run Farm - Apples: Their History and Uses
Location: Slate Run Farm at Slate Run Metro Park, 1375 SR 674 N, Canal Winchester, OH 43103
Time: 1:00 PM
Website/Facebook: https://reservations.metroparks.net/programs
Organization: Central Ohio Park System
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Help press cider, stir apple butter over an open fire and taste heirloom apple varieties from the 1880’s.



Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
Life in the Western Reserve
Location: The Sherman House Museum
Website/Facebook: www.fairfieldheritage.org
Organization: Fairfield County Heritage Association
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Phone: 740-654-9923
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Presented by Sandra Zikursh of Mentor, Ohio. Ms. Zikursh will portray an Ohio pioneer woman from the early 1800’s with humor and facts.



Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017
Third Annual Civil War Trivia Team Challenge
Location: The Sherman House Museum
Website/Facebook: www.fairfieldheritage.org
Organization: Fairfield County Heritage Association
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Phone: 740-974-6648
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This is always an evening of great fun and lighthearted competition. Bring a team, come join one that night or cheer and hoot from the sidelines.



Sunday, Nov 19, 2017
Slate Run Farm - Turkeys, Traditions and Thanksgiving
Location: Slate Run Farm at Slate Run Metro Park, 1375 SR 674 N, Canal Winchester, OH 43103
Time: 1:00 PM
Website/Facebook: https://reservations.metroparks.net/programs
Organization: Central Ohio Park System
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Learn about some of the customs of Thanksgiving including uses of corn, pumpkins and other foods, and the butchering of the turkey.



Friday, Dec 01, 2017 - December 9, 2017
Pickerington Community Theatre Production: "The 1940's Radio Hour"
Location: Prince of Peace Church, 895 Old Diley Rd, Pickerington, OH 43147
Time: Fri. 8 pm, Sat. 2 pm & 8 pm.
Website/Facebook: http://www.pickerington communitytheatre.org
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Contact: Box Office
Phone: 614-508-0036
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Performances Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and evening. Tickets available online, at the box office, or at the door.



Sunday, Dec 03, 2017
Christmas at Rock Mill
Location: Rock Mill Park, 1429 Rockmill Rd NW, Lancaster, OH 43130
Time: Noon - 4 pm
Website/Facebook: http://www.historicalparks.org/event/christmasatrockmill2017/
Organization: Historical Parks
Contact: Parks Office
Phone: 740-681-7249
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Find unique gifts for everyone on your list (and maybe something for yourself)! Cookies and mulled cider. Free admission. Tour this stunning 1824 grist mill that stands 90 feet above the gorge of Hocking River Falls. In the early 1800s, Rock Mill was one of a dozen mills in the area whose power source was the Hocking River. Also on site is the scenic Rock Mill Covered Bridge, constructed in 1901. Be sure to bring your camera! Serving cookies and mulled cider in the mill from noon – 4:00 p.m. Find unique gifts for those special to you and, maybe, something for yourself. Mill-themed items are available in the gift shop, note cards with five scenes of the mill and area, mugs, aprons, prints for framing, more. FREE, family-friendly event run by Fairfield County Forever, the volunteer group supporting Fairfield County Parks. VENDORS interested in setting up at this event should call Fairfield County Forever, 740-654-8363



Sunday, Dec 03, 2017
Christmas Tea at the Georgian Museum
Location: The Georgian Museum
Time: 3:00 pm
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Organization: Fairfield County Heritage Association
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Serving scones & finger sandwiches, cookies & candies, & lots of specially brewed Christmas tea!

$35 per person Tickets go on sale at 9 am, Wednesday, Nov 1 Call 740-654-9923 to order

Proceeds go to support the work of the Fairfield County Heritage Association, which owns & operates the Georgian and Sherman House museums & champions preservation & education.



Saturday, Dec 09, 2017
Follow the Star Candlelight Tour
Location: Various churches in downtown Lancaster
Time: 6 pm
Website/Facebook: www.fairfieldheritage.org
Organization: Fairfield County Heritage Association
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This walking tour in downtown Lancaster visits 8 historic churches with a brief musical program at each one. Tickets on sale Nov 1: $10 presale, $12 day of the tour *Children 5 to 12: $4 Buy tickets at Fairfield National Bank branches at Kroger & Meijer, The Georgian & Sherman House Museums, or www.fairfieldheritage.org Buy tickets tour night at First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church