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2014 Exhibits and Progams at the Ross Center

Journey Stories: Where We Are From Makes Us Who We Are

Through a partnership with the Smithsonian Institute - Museum on Main Street, and the Ohio Humanities Council the Society is excited to be hosting an exhibit entitled Journey Stories. The exhibit will run from February 12, 2014 to March 6, 2014. It studies the reasons why people immigrated from place to place. For the next five years the Society will present
programming that will help the community understand how the journeys of past generations have impacted the present generations.

2014: The Journey Begins
When: February 18, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main Ave, Sidney
For members only: Docent guided group tours of the Smithsonian exhibit Journey Stories are available by appointment only. To register please contact the office (937) 498-1653 or shelbyhistory2@embarqmail.com

Laurie Loewenstein Book Signing
When: March 4, 2014 @7:00 p.m.
Where: Amos Library, 230 E. North St, Sidney
Laurie Loewenstein's debut novel, Unmentionables, is a story of insiders, outsiders and the true nature of community set on the Chautauqua Circuit in 1917.

Graceland Cemetery Tour
When: June 19, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Where: Graceland Cemetery
Ticket required Members $10 - Non Members $15
Visit with local historical characters and learn how past residents used their leadership, forward thinking, and ethics build the foundation of present day Shelby County.

Ghost Tour
When: October 15 and 16, 2014 Times 6:00 – 6:30 – 7:00 – 7:30 each night
Where: To Be Announced
Ticket required Members $10 - Non Members $15
Join us for tales of residents who may have had tragic or unusual endings that have influenced the community for generations.


Coming Home for the Holidays
When: November 20, 2014 @ 6:30 p.m.
Where: Greatstone Castle, 429 N. Ohio Ave, Sidney
Ticket required (Prices to be announced)
Start your holiday season by coming home to enjoy fellowship of family and friends. Experience the tastes and aromas of the culinary delights and the sounds of holiday merriment.

Christmas of Yesteryear Open House
When: December 6, 2014 @ 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: The Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main Ave, Sidney
Visitors will enjoy the journey back to a simpler time, when Christmas gifts were not store bought but created lovingly out of everyday items. Enjoy the toys from the past, get your picture taken with Santa and decorate a gingerbread house.

 


"Civil War Alive" Series
Our collective character was forged by the epic and often tragic events of the past.
Journey with us during 2014 as we visit these Civil War stories.

1864: Our character revealed:
The Battle of Resaca - Character Forged by Defeat
When: May 14, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.
Where: Common Pleas Courtroom, Shelby County Court House
The story of the 118th Ohio and the Ft. Loramie boys who died at Resaca will be told in a living history presentation as two survivors confront the hated Union general who tragically sealed their fate.

The Battle of Atlanta - Character Forged by Tragedy
When: July 17, 2014 @ 8:00 p.m.
Where: Camp Brookside, off of Knoop-Johnston Rd., Sidney
Be part of the battle's aftermath as survivors straggle in and gather around a camp fire, recounting how scores of their comrades died that day in the worst day of fighting in terms of casualties in the county's history
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Andersonville POWs - Character Forged by Suffering
When: August 21, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.
Where: Masonic Temple, 303 E. Poplar St, Sidney
Hear firsthand the vivid stories of Shelby County soldiers who survived the horrors of Andersonville Prison in Georgia. The men will be attending a GAR reunion held in Sidney in 1875.

Sherman's March - Character Forged by Sacrifice
When: September 18, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.
Where: Sidney Municipal Court, Monumental Building, Sidney
Defeat was bad enough, but deep, everlasting seeds of bitterness were sowed by the devastation caused during Sherman's March to the Sea through Georgia in the fall of 1864. Listen as Southern and Northern ladies gather in 1875 to emotionally share their feelings about this period in our history.

(The pictures below are of our 2013 Civil War Experience exhibit)

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