Statues in Versailles Ohio

We are missing 3, one we could not get to due to construction – the other 2 we just didn’t get! 😦 In the little town of Versailles (pronounced Ver-Sales) there are some statues placed around. Take a short stop at the visitors center to get yourself a map of them all! Usually, we try…

Heisey Glass Museum

Located in Newark Ohio, the Heisey Glass Museum houses a large collection of glass items made by the A.H. Heisey & Company. Augustus Heisey was born in Hanover, Germany in 1842. His family emigrated to America in 1843, putting down roots in Merrittown, PA. Augustus first worked in glass in 1861 for the King Glass…

Veteran’s Memorial and Museum

If you’ve been a long time resident of Columbus or the closely surrounding areas, you probably remember the Veteran’s Memorial building on Broad Street in downtown. Not only do you remember it, but you may very well have attended an event there or even had your high school graduation ceremony hosted there. Many were sad…

Suspension: Balancing Art, Nature, and Culture

Three Columbus parks and the Main Metropolitan Library have nearly 3 dozen balanced, suspended art pieces for your viewing pleasure until March 1, 2020. These art pieces and installation were the work of Polish artist Jerzy Joptka Kedziora. Along with the Main Library, Schiller, Thurber and Livingston Parks hold the totality of the suspended art….

Chateau LaRoche – Loveland Castle

Harry Andrews, born April 5, 1890 served as a combat medic in WW1.  In 1918, he contracted spinal meningitis so severe that the hospital declared him dead.  Thankfully he was not, and recovered from his bout of the deadly disease.   The doctors were able to use his blood as a serum to fight the meningitis…

Landoll’s Mohican Castle

After selling the successful Landoll Publishing Company in 1997, Jim Landoll started plans on building the Landoll’s Mohican Castle. With no floor plans, they started building the structure one room at a time. The highest section of the castle sits 1200 feet on 30 acres of land. In 2002, the castle was opened to the…