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Ross County Heritage Center Commemorates Statehood Day with Special Celebration


Chillicothe, OH – On March 2nd, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, the Ross County Heritage Center invites the community to join in celebrating Statehood Day with a special event honoring Ohio’s rich history and heritage.

As part of the festivities, attendees will have the unique opportunity to view a special exhibit featuring original Ohio statehood documents, including Thomas Worthington’s personal draft of the 1802 Ohio Enabling Act. This exhibition provides a rare glimpse into the historical artifacts that played a pivotal role in shaping Ohio’s statehood.

Additionally, visitors can explore new exhibitions housed in the McKell Library and the McClintick House Museum, offering insight into various aspects of Ohio’s past. From local history to significant events and individuals, these exhibits offer an immersive experience for all ages.

One of the highlights of the celebration includes special living history presentations by Joseph Ogel’s Company, Ohio County Virginia Militia, at the Knoles Log House. Attendees will have the opportunity to step back in time and witness captivating portrayals of historical events and characters, bringing Ohio’s past to life in an engaging and educational manner.

The Statehood Day Celebration at the Ross County Heritage Center promises to be an enriching experience for history enthusiasts and families alike. Admission to the event is free, providing an excellent opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate Ohio’s enduring legacy. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore and commemorate the rich history of the Buckeye State.

For more information, please contact the Ross County Heritage Center.