Night at the Museum
Heritage Center of Clark County
117 South Fountain Avenue
Springfield, OH 45502
Clark County Historical Society
George Roger Clark Heritage Association
Meet an array of historical personalities from the Fair at New Boston, the George Rogers Clark Heritage Association, and the Clark County Historical Society in the galleries of the Heritage Center during an entertaining evening.
The Heritage Center of Clark County plans another Night at the Museum in April 2018.
Schedule a tour by calling 937-324-0657
Back by popular demand, this enchanting event will feature some new characters along with perennial favorites as they bring the museum to life. Visitors of all ages are invited to take part in an entertaining evening of history, laughter, music, and dance.
Small groups of guests will be taking guided tours of the museum. Throughout the museum they will converse with historical people of Clark County and Springfield’s past. These include A.B. Graham, Lillian Gish, George Rogers Clark, and Shawnee Chief Black Hoof, in addition to Teddy Roosevelt, of course.
Ladies in hoop skirts will mix with farmers from the 1920’s as the stories of Clark County will be told by those who used the artifacts in the museum in their real life. The Shawnee will tell about their lives in this area. Shoppers will walk the streets of 1940’s Springfield. Chickens will hatch again in the Buckeye Incubator. The Battle of Peckuwe will be remembered by Col. Clark and Chief Black Hoof.
Dancers will grace the entry hall. The infamous Fair at New Boston “Ratcatcher” will make sure that no “vermin” will bother visitors. The military section will come to life with uniformed soldiers from the Revolutionary War to the War of 1812 to the Civil War to modern times.
A reception for all time periods will be held after the event in the Hellmuth Rotating Gallery on the second floor.
Characters will be portrayed by living history specialists from the Fair at New Boston, the George Rogers Clark Heritage Association (GRCHA), the Clark County Historical Society, the Davidson Interpretive Center, Hertzler House, and other community volunteers. Proceeds are to benefit The Heritage Center of Clark County and George Rogers Clark Heritage Association.
Reservations are required for this event. Visitors will need to call to reserve a tour start time and to purchase tickets.
For more information or to make reservations, come to the desk at the Heritage Center, call 324-0657.