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Volunteer for Ohio Village “Opening Day” – 5/25/19

May 25 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Ohio History Center is looking for volunteers to assist in various roles at the Ohio Village Opening Day event, held in Ohio Village, focused on the mosaic of arts and culture that make up Ohio. This year’s Opening Day is focused on the history and development of sports in Ohio. Visitors will get to try their hand at basketball with the original rules, learn Victorian cheers and so much more!

What: Roles will be assigned. Volunteers should be open to work any role. You will be working in an outdoor historic village. Our anticipated audience (families) could be over 800 people. You will be assisting with logistics for up to 30-40 vendors. You have to be comfortable working with large crowds.

  • Sports Assistants: Help with sports activities like croquet, gossima and golf

  • Car Assistant

  • Tricycle Assistant

  • Horse and Wagon Assistants

  • Emporium Sales Assistants

  • Welcome Center and Ohio History Center Admission Assistants

  • Costumed Volunteers

  • Various roles

History Center Sign Up: https://www.ohiohistory.org/volunteer/special-events-tracking

When: Saturday, May 25 9:30am-5pm

Event Leaders: events@columbusgivesback.org

Where: Ohio History Center – Ohio Village, 800 E. 17th Ave. Columbus, OH 43211

About the Ohio History Connection: The Ohio History Connection, formerly the Ohio Historical Society, is a statewide history organization with the mission to spark discovery of Ohio’s stories. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered in 1885, the Ohio History Connection carries out history services for Ohio and its citizens focused on preserving and sharing the state’s history. This includes housing the state historic preservation office, the official state archives, local history office and managing more than 50 sites and museums across Ohio. For more information on programs and events, visit ohiohistory.org.

About Ohio Village: Ohio Village is a re-creation of a 19th century community. During the summer, stroll through the village or stop by to see the Ohio Village Muffins play base ball by 19th-century rules. After the summer season, Ohio Village is open for Signature Events, such as All Hallows’ Eve and Dickens of a Christmas! . Click here for a list of special events taking place in Ohio Village this spring and summer! .

Cancellation Policy:  Due to the nature of our events, an accurate headcount is important.  Please contact one of the event coordinators if you have RSVP’ed but are unable to attend this event.


Ohio History Connection
800 E. 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
Columbus, OH 43211 US
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