ANNOUNCING: New "Summer Fun" Membership at the Ohio Historical Society

(COLUMBUS, OH) Enjoy visiting over 50+ historic sites in Ohio and you and three guests will breeze through the admission gate for FREE. Your fees will be covered through your “Summer Fun Membership” available starting June 2, 2012 at the Ohio History Center and online at after June 13. 

“We are launching this new limited offer membership to encourage people to visit the 58 sites in the Ohio Historical Society network,” said Jane M. Mason, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Society. “Last week we launched our new ’Passport to Your Ohio History’ program and already people are extremely excited about getting their personal history passports stamped at the sites. It is wonderfully fun to see this much enthusiasm for these programs at the Society’s historic sites.”

The Summer Fun Membership is only $25 and permits the card holder and three other guests to visit any of the sites with the admission waived during the summer. “To have admission to these sites at no charge is a way to bring more of Ohio history to more people this summer. This is a very different type of membership—limited time with the opportunity to attend sites every day—maybe today with three friends, maybe tomorrow with three youngsters, maybe the next day as two couples—we are intrigued with how it will be used.”
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The Society is strengthening its innovative efforts to bring more of the stories of Ohio history to more people. Some people have asked Burt Logan, Executive Director of the Society “how can the Society afford to try to these new ideas?” Logan’s response is “how can we afford not to?”

Founded in 1885, the non-profit Ohio Historical Society (OHS) provides a wide array of statewide services and programs related to collecting, preserving and interpreting Ohio’s history, archeology and natural history. The society has about 1.6 million items in its collections throughout its 50+ sites and within its 250,000-square-feet Ohio History Center at 800 E 17th Ave. (Exit 111 off Highway I-71), Columbus, Ohio, 43211. The Archives/Library is on the third floor of the Ohio History Center and is open: Wed.-Sat, 10-5 p.m. The Society receives a portion of its funding from the state, but relies on admission fees, memberships, grants, donations, and other forms of revenue to continue to serve Ohioans in the future. For information regarding the Society, contact Jane M. Mason, Director of Marketing and Communications, Ohio Historical Society: 614.297.2312,