Ohio Village Independence Weekend Festivities

The Ohio Village is a seasonally open section of the Ohio History Center that recreates life in the era of the 1890’s America. During the weekend of July 6th, the Ohio Village opens its doors to fun games and activities for the family, an opening ceremony, and an 1890’s era base ball game with period…

Ohio History Connection’s March Through Time Event

Written/Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background: Quoted from the Ohio History Connections website:“Explore Ohio’s military history during March Through Time! Learn how the uniforms, weapons and gear of Ohio soldiers have evolved through time. Reenactors will be spread throughout the Village representing the various conflicts involving Ohio and its people.” Impression: To be totally honest, I totally…

Zoar Village

Written by Dani and Andrew Livelsberger Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background:Zoar village was settled in 1817 by German immigrants looking for religious freedom.  Their community was an experiment in communal living, which lasted until 1898 when it was disbanded.In the village remains a vast array of the architecture and artifacts from the founding. Historic Zoar…

Motts Military Museum

Motts Military Museum has quite a wide range of artifacts ranging from the Revolutionary War through the War on Terror.  Located in Groveport, Ohio it is easily accessible and directions and contact information can be found at the official website.  This will be the first part of the series.  The museum is currently looking for…

The Ohio State House

Steeped in history, this building is open to the public during normal hours for guided and self guided tours.  I found the easiest way to get there is to go to the state underground parking(not very expensive) which has an entrance that leads right into the building and is pretty close to the museum and tour center….

Great Lakes Freighter – the William G. Mather

William G Mather as it sits in dock The William G. Mather was a Great Lakes freighter ship that was commissioned as the flagship of the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company.  It was completed in 1925 and remained the flagship until 1952, when it was replaced by the Edward B. Greene.  Mather still remained active in the…