Ohio Open Doors

 Friday, September 14, 2018 
10:00am-12:00pm

From 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, Lakeside Chautauqua is of­fering Hoover Auditorium as a host site for Ohio Open Doors, which is a 10-day event when historic buildings and landmarks in Ohio open their doors for special tours and events. The event is organized by Ohio History Connection.

Ohio Open Doors was created in 2016 to celebrate the 50th anniver­sary of the National Historic Preservation Act. Passed by Congress and signed into law in 1966 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the Act has proven instrumental in transforming the face of communities from coast to coast, establishing the legal framework and incentives to preserve his­toric buildings, landscapes and archaeological sites. It drives economic revitalization by attracting investment, supporting small business, stabi­lizing neighborhoods and creating jobs.

The Ohio History Connection’s State Historic Preservation Office ad­ministers the National Historic Preservation Act in Ohio. Many of the landmarks featured in Ohio Open Doors events are in the National Reg­ister of Historic Places, which the National Historic Preservation Act cre­ated.

The event aims to stimulate tourist and citizen interest in local land­marks and architecture; create time for community members to con­nect with one another; promote, educate and inspire pride in Ohio’s heritage; and create an event that out-of-town tourists and community members will enjoy together.

“Ohio Open Doors shares stories of important landmarks right in our backyard, highlighting the history and unique nature of some of Ohio’s most treasured historic places,” says Burt Logan, Executive Director and CEO of the Ohio History Connection.

For more information about Ohio Open Doors, visit ohiohistory.org/opendoors.

About the Ohio History Connection

In 2014, the Ohio Historical Society changed its name to the Ohio History Connec­tion. Established in 1885, this nonprofit organization provides a wide array of state­wide services and programs related to collecting, preserving and interpreting Ohio’s history, archaeology and natural history through its more than 50 sites and museums across Ohio, including its flagship museum, the Ohio History Center in Colum­bus. For more information about programs and events, call (800) 686-6124 or visit ohiohistory.org.

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