Listen to Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, conducted by Rene Jacobs, this Friday evening at 7, on Classical 101.
Happy Birthday Ohio Historical Society
On Saturday, March 13, the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus will be hosting Happy Birthday, OHS!, a special day of fun activities. Admission and parking will be free for all.
A display highlighting Ohio Historical Society milestones from 1885 to 2010 will greet visitors entering the building. Uncommon Ohio tours will feature Ohioâ€™s Garden Path at noon and 2 p.m. and Echoes in Time Theatre will present â€œSaints Preserve Us! The Irish in Americaâ€ at 1 and 3 p.m.
In the galleries with the permanent exhibitions, Nature of Ohio and Ohio: Centuries of Change, visitors will encounter people from the societyâ€™s past played by costumed interpreters. Among them will be archaeologist William C. Mills, who discovered the Adena pipe in 1901, and U.S. Ambassador to Egypt J. Morton Howell, who donated the mummy known as Nasi-Khonsou-Pa-Khrodou, familiarly known as Nibit-Pi, meaning “the Mistress of the House,” and her sarcophagus to the Ohio Historical Society collections.
Whatâ€™s a celebration without cake? Stop by for a piece in honor of Ohioâ€™s history starting at 1:30 p.m.
Keep an eye out for future 125th celebrations by visiting the Ohio History calendar.
The Ohio Historical Center, located at I-71 and 17th Avenue in Columbus, is one of 58 sites and museums administered by the Ohio Historical Society, a nonprofit organization that serves as the state’s partner in preserving and interpreting Ohio’s history, natural history, archaeology and historic places.