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The Ross County Historical Society

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45 West Fifth St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601 United States
740-772-1963

December 2015

Holiday Junior Member Program

December 5, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Ross County Historical Society, 45 West Fifth St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601 United States
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You are invited to The Ross County Historical Society for the Holiday Junior Member Program.  Join us for this exciting new program of holiday fun from the days of long ago. Learn tricky Victorian parlor games that will make you think while you are having fun. Make ornaments and gifts to take home for you and your family to enjoy for years to come. Get a sneak-peek of the Franklin House Museum decorated for Christmas including a room full of…

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October 2016

The First Ladies Man Tour

October 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
The Ross County Historical Society, 45 West Fifth St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601 United States
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Andrew Och is an Award Winning TV producer who has traveled the world in search of provocative stories and adventure. In 2012, he began his adventure as he traversed America for over a year documenting the lives of every *First Lady of the United States.* The series, "First Ladies: Influence and Image" aired on C-SPAN in 2013 to great acclaim and helped reveal the untold stories behind the ladies of the White House. From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, Mr.…

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December 2017

Holiday Children’s Program

December 2, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Ross County Historical Society, 45 West Fifth St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601 United States
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Free – $10.00

Join us at the Knoles Log House for our children's holiday program, "Keeping Warm in Early Ross County." Learn how our ancestors kept warm when it got cold outside. We'll explore the museum's collection to see examples of warm clothes for travel and warm bedding, then through work and play, we'll warm ourselves up and work up an appetite for something warm to eat and drink heated in the Log House fireplace. Finally, we'll make some items to remind us…

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Ross County Historical Society Christmas Open House

December 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Ross County Historical Society, 45 West Fifth St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601 United States
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Enjoy the Silver Strings Dulcimer Group at our Christmas Open House on December 9, 2017 from 1:00pm-4pm. Admission is free! 45 W. 5th Street, Chillicothe, OH 45601

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April 2018

2018 Spring Speaker’s Series: Morgan’s Great Raid

April 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Ross County Historical Society, 45 West Fifth St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601 United States
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The Ross County Historical Society presents David Mowery, a foremost authority on the subject, will discuss General John Hunt Morgan's Great Raid as it passed through three Union-held states, including Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.Join us for an expert presentation on one of the most compelling chapters in Ohio's Civil War history. The event is free and open to the public.

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July 2018

Ross County Historical Society Summer Junior Member Program

July 25, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Ross County Historical Society, 45 West Fifth St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601 United States
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$10.00

For hundreds of years, children learned how to make a living by working as apprentices alongside "masters" of various crafts, trades, and professions. We're recreating those days! Kids will sign their apprenticeship papers and begin learning the historical trades of rope maker, seamstress/tailor, and carpenter. They will make craft items to take home. When their "work" is done, they'll get to play popular children's games from the 1800s. Refreshments provided! Space is limited. Please call 740-772-1936 to reserve your spot…

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December 2018

Ross Co. Historical Society Christmas Open House

December 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Ross County Historical Society, 45 West Fifth St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601 United States
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The Ross County Historical Society Christmas Open House is quickly becoming a beloved holiday tradition! Tour the museum and see their lovely Victorian parlor filled with antique toys and decorated in Victorian style! Free admission!

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April 2019

Spring Speaker Series 2019 – Ulysses S. Grant

April 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Ross County Historical Society, 45 West Fifth St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601 United States
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Free

Featuring renowned living historian & educator Dr. Curtis Fields, Jr. PhD., Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. E. C. (Curt) Fields Jr., is the preeminent portrayer of Ulysses S. Grant in the country. He is an avid and lifelong student of the American Civil War. His interest in portraying General/President Grant is driven by that study and his deep respect and admiration for Grant. Dr. Fields is the same physical size as the general, and therefore presents a convincing, true-to-life image of the…

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October 2019

An Evening with Mark Twain

October 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Ross County Historical Society, 45 West Fifth St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601 United States
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An Evening with Mark Twain Featuring Stephen Hollen, humorist, storyteller, and performer, Dayton. Wednesday, October 23, 7:30 p.m. Samuel Clemens (1835-1910) — better known by his pen name “Mark Twain” — was one of the greatest writers and humorists in American history.  He is perhaps most well known as the author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  Many have tried to portray him but few have been as successful as award-winning humorist, storyteller, writer, and…

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Scherenschnitte Workshop

October 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Ross County Historical Society, 45 West Fifth St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601 United States
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$9.00 – $10.00

Learn the art of Scherenschnitte—the Pennsylvania German craft of hand-cut paper designs with local artist Bonnie Grove. Spend a relaxing afternoon learning how to turn an ordinary piece of paper into a beautiful work of art that you can frame and hang on a wall or make into charming decorations for your next Christmas tree. The workshop will take place at the Ross County Heritage Center (45 West 5th Street, Chillicothe, Ohio, 45601) from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday,October 27th.…

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November 2019

The Story of Ohio’s Canals

November 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Ross County Historical Society, 45 West Fifth St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601 United States
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The Story of Ohio’s Canals: An Engineering Endeavor That Can Still Be Traced in Ohio’s Landscape Featuring Tom O’Grady, surveyor, student and researcher of Ohio History, and Instructor of Observational Astronomy at Ohio University. Co-sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council Speakers Bureau Wednesday, November 6, 7:30 p.m. Beginning in 1825, Ohio began constructing its canal system that eventually included nearly a thousand miles of channel and towpaths laced with stone locks and culverts, aqueducts, feeder lakes and slack water ponds.…

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Sports Legend of Chillicothe and Ross County

November 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Ross County Historical Society, 45 West Fifth St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601 United States
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Sports Legends of Chillicothe & Ross County Featuring Bruce Caplinger, retired corrections officer, professional  magician, and local sports authority & collector, Chillicothe Wednesday, November 20, 7:30 p.m. Bruce Caplinger is a lifelong native of Chillicothe.  His parents were professional magicians Lonnie and Wanda Caplinger.  Bruce took up the family profession at age ten and was a solo magician for 25 years.  He now performs with his wife Rebecca in an act known as B&B Magic and Balloons.  As a student…

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