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Saturday, Apr. 11th 2015

OHIO HISTORY CONNECTION

Ask the Archeologist

The staff and professionals of the Ohio Historical Society are at your disposal in this interactive, question/answer style program. Spend time talking with a member of our Archaeology staff about the science of archaeology, recent discoveries, career opportunities, and a day in the life of an archaeologist.

Request this program   $125.00


Back to the Fifties -- Behind the American Dream

Request this program   $100.00


Can She Trust You?

You will interact with the residents of the 1860s era Ohio Village to help a runaway slave find the Underground Railroad conductor along her way to freedom. Listen for clues in the conversations of the residents and ask questions to determine which individual is the Underground Railroad conductor. Topics such as politics, religion, economics, education, and secession will be discussed over the course of the program.

Request this program   $200.00


Mound Building Cultures

Explore the mound building cultures of ancient Ohio and America in this program hosted by Dr. Bradley Lepper, Curator of Archaeology for the Ohio Historical Society. You will learn about the various types of mounds, how mounds were built, why mounds may have been built, what daily life might have been like as a member of these cultures, and how these cultures evolved as we visit various mound sites throughout the country.

Request this program   $150.00


So you know the Civil War (Competition)

No other period in our nation's history has captured our interest more than the events of 1861 through 1865. Although this struggle is distant in time, it is a period that is confusing and complex to understand. As we observe the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, test your knowledge of the causes, conflicts, and consequences of this era. You will compete against one another in our "So You Know" game show series as they answer questions about the people, places, and events of this War Between the States.

Request this program   $150.00


So You Know the Founding Documents

In recent years, there has been a renewed focus on the study of our nation's founding documents. To help teach the context, concepts and importance of these documents, we've developed So You Know the Founding Documents. Using our interactive game show format, participants will develop an appreciation for the concepts on which our nation was founded and the liberties we continue to enjoy today. These ideas about law, government, and the rights of individuals have been maintained in the United States since the late 1700s and form the fabric of our democracy.

Request this program   $150.00


So You Know the Founding Documents

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So, You Know Elections

Test your knowledge of the people, policies and events from the elections of the past and present by scheduling So You Know The Election? Participants will compete against each other as they answer questions about the election process, the history of past elections, voting requirements and responsibilities, candidates, and more.

Request this program   $150.00


The Heart of the Matter: The Origins of Valentines Day

Participants in this program will learn about the origins of Valentine's Day, who St. Valentine was, symbols of Valentine's Day, the evolution of Valentine's Day cards over the years, and how candy became an important part of the Valentine's Day tradition.

Request this program   $75.00


The Impact Europeans Had on American Indians

Show Me, Tell Me is a live, interactive, distance-learning program through which will explore prehistoric and historic American Indian culture and how it was affected by European contact. In the program, a host will present a variety of artifacts and question participants about what we can learn through examining them. We will also discuss how cultures exchanged ideas and objects in the past and continue to do so in today's society.

Request this program   $125.00


The Story of the Strange Bird: The Origins of Thanksgiving

Our national bird, the bald eagle, was not the first choice of one of our Founding Fathers. The bird that almost became our national bird is only found in America. We celebrate a special day with this bird every November. Participants in this program will learn about the origins of Thanksgiving, who was responsible for it becoming a national holiday, and the prominent bird that almost was our national symbol. -- 30 minutes --

Request this program   $75.00


The Story of the Triangular Tree: The Origin of Christmas Trees

Many of our traditions in America originated in other countries and were brought by those who immigrated here. Can you imagine hanging your Christmas tree from the ceiling? Why do we even have Christmas trees in our homes at this time of year? In this program, we'll follow the story of the Triangular Tree from the forests of Germany to the modern homes of America. Participants discover that not all folks were happy to celebrate the holiday season using this tradition and the very first tree in America was not a tree at all!

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The Wearing of the Green: The Origins of St. Patrick's Day

Celebrated by the Irish as a religious holiday for over a thousand years, the custom of St. Patrick's Day has spread throughout the world. Participants in this program will learn about the origins of St. Patrick's Day, who St. Patrick was, why it's celebrated as a holiday, and how it's celebrated throughout the world.

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The Wright Method: Scientific Inquiry and the Process of Invention

Fly into invention with Orville and Wilbur Wright! The Wright Brothers conquered the skies with ingenuity, tenacity and devotion the scientific process. They also documented every step of the way, creating the perfect opportunity to see the Scientific Method in action as they turn a single idea into one of mankind's greatest achievements. By examining primary sources like the Wrights' own photographs, data and correspondence, they will follow along as the Wrights use that process to overcome the odds and invent the world's first airplane.

Request this program   $100.00


Vision of Unity: The Story of Tecumseh

The Story of Tecumseh explores the events that occurred during the life of Shawnee Indian chief Tecumseh, his attempts to assemble a confederation of tribes to resist white settlement and how these events contributed to the forced removal of American Indians from the Ohio River Valley. Students will examine and discuss the moral and social conflicts and cooperation that resulted from these events, the subsequent outcomes of removal and what ultimately happened to the tribes of the Ohio River Valley.

Request this program   $100.00


You know US Government

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