History & Tourism

RichHistory Weekend: If I Could Turn Back Time

1 May , 2019  

This week we’ll be looking at events at a handful of the venues participating in this coming weekend’s RichHistory Weekend. Fifteen Richland County sites are participating in this edition, and History for Children is the focus of this year’s lineup of family-friendly events. A “Passport to History” is being distributed to fourth grade elementary school history classes, with teacher information packets. Each site will have prizes, and students obtaining passport stamps from four different sites will be entered in a prize drawing.

Several of the sites, in addition to Oak Hill Cottage and the Secret City Tour, will give participants the opportunity a first-hand opportunity to experience the sights, sounds, and activities of days past. Those include the following:

Saturday, May 4

Pleasant Hill Lake Park: Clear Fork Gold Rush 10 – 2 Demonstrating gold mining and panning. Gold Prospectors Association of America. In the Welcome Center

Richland Early American Center for History REACHEarly American Children’s Games. 10 – 12 & 2 – 4

Shiloh Area Historical Society: A Typical Day’s Activities of Shiloh’s Early Settlers. 11 – 5. Corn Shelling, Croquet, “Armstrong” Mowing, Laundry (the old-fashioned way)

Mt. Hope Lutheran Church will be hosting the quilt show, offering tours of the church with the history of the stained glass windows.  Many long standing community names are on the stain glass windows.  An inexpensive luncheon will be available for those who wish to eat.  Croquet will be set up on the lawn of the church and monitored by one or two Plymouth High School students.

Malabar Farm: Spinning and Weaving Demonstrations 12 – 4

Shelby Museum: A Day in the Life of a Richland County Pioneer Child. Open 1 – 4. Museum and Cabin with construction of a vintage (take home) toy

Richland Early American Center for History REACH; Early American Children’s Games. 2 – 4

Sunday, May 5

Pleasant Hill Lake Park: Clear Fork Gold Rush 10 – 2 Demonstrating gold mining and panning. Gold Prospectors Association of America. In the Welcome Center

Richland Early American Center for History REACHEarly American Children’s Games. 10 – 12 & 2 – 4

Shiloh Area Historical Society: A Typical Day’s Activities of Shiloh’s Early Settlers. 12 – 4. Corn Shelling, Croquet, “Armstrong” Mowing, Laundry (the old-fashioned way). Mt. Hope Lutheran Church will be hosting the quilt show, offering tours of the church with the history of the stained glass windows.  Many long standing community names are on the stain glass windows.  An inexpensive luncheon will be available for those who wish to eat.  Croquet will be set up on the lawn of the church and monitored by one or two Plymouth High School students.  Ice Cream Social on Sunday, weather permitting

Malabar Farm: The Bromfield Cup. Vintage Baseball Tournament. 12 – 5

Malabar Farm: Basket Weaving 1 – 5

Shelby Museum: A Day in the Life of a Richland County Pioneer Child. Open 1 – 4. Museum and Cabin with construction of a vintage (take home) toy.

Plymouth Area Museum: For Children: Hands on Plymouth Area History and Scavenger Hunt In the Museum. 1 – 4

Richland County Museum in LexingtonWhen Great-Grandpa Was A Kid. Games, activities, crafts, and tours of the museum. Open 1 – 4

A full list of RichHistory Weekend activities can be accessed here.


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