Join us for these historical events!
Civil War Cemetery Walk
Stroll through the historic Otterbein Cemetery and stop at Civil War veterans gravesites to hear about the war and their experiences
Civil War for Kids
Why was the Civil War fought? What was life like for soldiers and civilians on both sides of the war? Explore some answers to these questions with fun activities.
A Lively Look at History of Death in the 1860s
Join Jennifer Rounds from the Ohio Historical Society as she explores the fascinating (and slightly macabre) history of death and mourning customs in the 1860s, during the time of the Civil War. Visitors will get to look at mourning clothes and jewelry, read and make up their own humorous epitaphs, view a traditional Irish Wake, learn about death superstations and make their own gravestone rubbing.
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