LOCKING UP THE ELK HISTORIC RIVER TOUR

EVENT: OCTOBER 4-5 (2 DAYS) EXPERIENCE HISTORIC MUSKINGUM RIVER LOCKS, CANALS & DAMS VIA TWO-DAY TOURFrom the first Native Americans to the early pioneers and on to the riverboat captains and recre- ational boaters, the Muskingum River has played an important role in the settling and building of Ohio and the nation. As the state’s…

RENDVILLE RELIVE & REVIVE!

EVENT: NOVEMBER 2 (10:00 AM-2:00 PM) AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORYThis popular event premiered in June 2019 and returns for an encore this fall! Take a deep dive into Rendville history at several locations in this important mining town where African Americans and European immigrants lived side by side creating a fascinating outcome. Hosts will share the…

HISTORY BEHIND THE MYSTERY II

EVENT: NOVEMBER 2 (9AM-4PM) HISTORY EMERGES FROM THE SHADOWSThis popular tour premiered in Jun3 2019 and returns for an encore this fall! On lists and locations of haunted and supernatural regions, southeastern Ohio seems to frequent- ly rise to the top. From the Moonville Tunnel, the eerie structures at the Ridges, and the “spooky” graveyards,…

History Behind the Mystery

HISTORY EMERGES FROM THE SHADOWS CAST BY EERIE SUPERNATURAL STORIES On lists and locations of haunted and supernatural regions, southeastern Ohio seems to frequently rise to the top. From the Moonville Tunnel, eerie structures at the Ridges, and “spooky” graveyards, the Hocking Valley has drawn attention from New Age practitioners and “ghost hunters” alike. But…

Digging Deep into Coal

EVENT: JUNE 15 (9:30 AM-3PM) – OFF THE BEATEN PATH COMMUNITIES Local historian Rob Dishon leads this unique view of the coal mining region of southern Perry County. Visit several boomtowns and hear about the pre-history, boom-history, and post-boom period. The tour will begin in Shawnee and travel north to McCuneville, a town that has…

Glenford Stone Fort Hike

The Glenford Stone Fort, an ancient Adena–Hopewell hilltop enclosure, dated to 270 BCE, was utilized for ceremonial purposes. The “fort” which is open to the public on a limited basis, offers pleasure for everyone from the archaeologist to the nature enthusiast! The event (June 22, 2019 from 11:00 to 2:00) will commence rain or shine…

Rendville Relive & Revive!

EVENT: JUNE 1 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM) – AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY Take a deep dive into Rendville history at several locations in this important mining town where African Americans and European immigrants lived side by side creating a fascinating outcome. Hosts will share the town’s rich story with visitors, including five occasions where African…

Sunday Afternoon: Perry County Farm Tours

EVENT: JUNE 2 – VISIT TWO FARMS IN ONE AFTERNOON CHEROKEE VALLEY BISON RANCHCherokee Valley Bison Ranch (1:00 PM) has over thirty bison on their fifty acre farm. Visitors will be able to see our national mammal close up, hear the history of the farm and bison in the area, as well as facts about…

Horseback Safari at the Wilds, and More

EVENTS: ONGOING – RIDE AMONG SPECIES & OTHER MUSKINGUM COUNTY TOURS Led by professional trained guides, this one hour tour consists of a relaxing horseback ride along beautiful hillsides in Muskingum County overlooking animal species that call the Wilds home, from antelope to zebra. The tour is designed to excite anyone with the love for…

Sunday Afternoon: Perry County Farm Tours

EVENT: JUNE 2 – VISIT TWO FARMS IN ONE AFTERNOON CHEROKEE VALLEY BISON RANCHCherokee Valley Bison Ranch (1:00 PM) has over thirty bison on their fifty acre farm. Visitors will be able to see our national mammal close up, hear the history of the farm and bison in the area, as well as facts about…

ACEnet Workshop: Art Builds Business Builds Art

The Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet) are on a mission to raise the value of arts and culture in every community, and they are determined to help grow out creative economy. They ask: what if more of us developed our creativity? And then we applied that creativity to everything we do? What new ventures…

Winding Road Experiences: Birds in the Hills

Join Rural Action, Camp Oty’Okwa, and the Athens Area Birders for this affordable festival which features activities for adults, families, and children. The event welcomes anyone with even a remote interest in birds and the outdoors, including those who have never picked up a pair of binoculars. Meals and camping are available Friday through Sunday….