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2018 Exhibits and Progams at the Ross Center


January 16 - Membership Meeting, 6:45, Artifact Preservation Presentation, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ross Historical Center
Artifact meeting open to the public

February 1 - "Coming to America", Immigration exhibit opens

April 17 - "Turmoil During the First Quarter of the 20th Century" exhibit opens
Program at 7:00 p.m. - The Spanish Influenza Epidemic Strikes
SCHS will be partnering with the Shelby County Health Department to talk about the influenza epidemic that took the lives of more people than WWI.

May 30 - 100th Anniversary of Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Building
7:00 p.m. Join us at their building, 101 Court Street, for a celebration of this momentous anniversary.

June 13 - Third Annual Ladies' Tea with the program, "Right to Vote"
Ticket required - $20 members, $22 non-members, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Be prepared for a discussion on whether it's part of a woman's role in society to vote.

June 21 - 19th Annual Graceland Cemetery Tour
8:00 p.m.

June 30 - Tawawa Park 70th Anniversary Celebration
Step back in time and enjoy a simple day in the park featuring living history characters telling the history of the park, a cruise-in, a bicycle rodeo, craft vendors and many other activities throughout the park.

August 13 - "Democracy on Trial in Shelby County in 1918"
Located at the Masonic Temple, 303 E. Poplar St., 7:00 p.m.
In the summer of 1918, word got back to Sidney of the death of our first soldier in WWI. The reaction was sudden and dramatic. A large crowd gathered on the courtsquare to witness the burning of all the German textbooks in our schools. What happened that night was a true test of our local democratic principles.

September 15 & 16 - Civil War Living History Weekend at Tawawa Park
Travel through time with us once again as Tawawa Park fills with reenactors from across the nation. Battles will be waged between the Union and Confederate soldiers. Living history presentations will provide an insight to life during the Civil War era.

October 10 and 11 - 10th Annual Downtown Ghost Tour
Times: 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tickets required. Members $10 Non-Members $12 Students (K-12) $8

December 1 - Christmas of Yesteryear
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Join us for our annual Christmas Open House. Experience the sights, sounds and crafts of the season.
Free and open to the public. Pictures with Santa are $5.00.

December 12 - Volunteer Appreciation Reception
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


School Programming - Every school in Shelby County, along with Home Schooled, are invited to
every program we offer. These award winning programs are very popular with the schools because we provide a learning experience that is not attainable within the classroom. Each program meets or exceeds Ohio State Curriculum standards.

February - Coming to America: 5th grade
May - Civil War Day: 8th grade
June - Dare Camp
October - Pioneer Day: 4th grade

The school programs are supported by grants from the Monarch Foundation, Shelby County Community Foundation, Shelby County United Way, and the Sidney/Shelby Chamber of Commerce. We greatly appreciate their continued support.

Please contact the Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main St., Sidney, for tickets
by phone: 937-498-1653, or
by email:



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