Winding Road Stories: Gay and Bruce Dalzell

By Grant Joy Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area’s Sam Jones Model Citizenship Award is presented annually to citizens that exemplify a deep commitment to improving community life in southeast Ohio. The award is named in honor of Sam Jones, a Glouster resident that has operated Sam’s Gym and started the Boxing for Books annual fundraiser. Athens…

December 18: 9th Annual Appalachian Heritage Luncheon

Celebrate Appalachia’s Culture, Nature, & Heritage at the 9th Annual Appalachia Heritage Luncheon in the Statehouse Atrium. This event is presented by Heritage Ohio and Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area, and will celebrate the “inspiring practices” of people living and working in Appalachian Ohio.  Show up early (10:30 am) for Historic Statehouse Tours led by…

2019 Ohio Paw Paw Festival September 13-15

FESTIVAL FEATURES OHIO’S NATIVE FRUIT The region’s most unique festival is full of learning experiences consistent with the Winding Road’s goal of sharing and stewarding the region’s story and assets. Ohio’s official native fruit, the paw paw, is the poor man’s bananna. Found wild this time of year in paw paw trees along the edge…

THE FOREST LISTENING ROOM

EVENT: OCTOBER 5 (9:30AM-12PM) CONTEMPLATING THE SOUNDS OF NATURETake a guided sound walk – Hear recorded stories of past and present residents – Listen to music and sound in nature – Share and record your own forest stories Do you like the sounds and stories of the forest? Flowing water, bird calls, wind, plantlife, and…

Winding Road Stories: Zanesville First Friday Art Walk

The Arts District in downtown Zanesville sits in a notch of land next to the Muskingum River. The district consists of distinct architecture, the well-known “Y-Bridge” over the river, and numerous artists working to revitalize the area. I arrive on a pleasant evening in June for the “First Friday Art Walk,” where local artists open…

Zanesville Y-Bridge Arts Festival – August 2-3

Y-Bridge Arts Festival  is a free festival featuring artists, live entertainment, and children’s activities in downtown Zanesville. The Artist Colony of Zanesville (ArtCoz) would like to welcome you to Zane Landing Park, in historic downtown Zanesville, for the 11th Annual Y-Bridge Arts Festival August 2 and 3, 2019. The Y-Bridge Arts Festival is widely recognized…

Ohio Art Corridor School of Fish

EVENT: UPON REQUEST – MEET THE ARTIST Art is a form of creative human expression and a way of enriching the human experience. The Ohio Art Corridor is committed to enriching the experiences and ultimately the lives of those in Southeastern Ohio through the artistic sculptures and beautiful parks that will be placed along the…

“Our Town Morgan County” Premieres March 24th

Come to the newly renovated Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville to see the premiere of “Our Town Morgan County” on Sunday, March 24th, at 3:00 PM. The event is free, and you can experience the landscapes, buildings, and people of Morgan County in person. We hope to see you there!

Sign Up for Interpretive Guide Training Today!

Registration is open for the next course in interpretive guiding, put on by the National Association for Interpretation and Ohio University. The course will be held August 23 – 26 at Wilson Hall on Ohio University’s main campus in Athens. This four-day, 32-hour course gives its students the background, skills and strategies to create memorable…

Woven and Shaped: Mother’s Day Open House in Roseville

Visit the studios of artistic power couple Maddy Fraioli and Howard Peller during Mother’s Day weekend for a Mother’s Day Open House between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Fraioli and Peller create high-quality baskets and pottery with traditional artistic style that you can pick up in one of Southeast Ohio’s most stories clay producing regions….

Get Creative in 2018: Art Classes Offered at Decorative Arts Center

The Decorative Arts Center in Lancaster’s Historic District offers an exciting array of artistic talent from artists far and wide, but they also offer opportunities for visitors to pick up the paintbrush, mold clay in their hands, or explore the vast array of artistic styles practiced and exhibited in the beautiful restored mansion and the…