Historical Village Heritage Day

Take a journey back in time through an authentic log cabin, church, one room school house, train depot, historical museum, try your hand a churning butter, sawing, tilling, homemade food, contests, live entertainment, games and more!

We have old favorites as well as brand new exhibits and activities for all ages. New this year is a Train Ride through the village, Model A rides, sack races, civil war telegraph, a flintknapper and an exhibit by an American Indian Chief of the Mingo Tribe. We are excited that Junior Fair will be showcasing their skills in Dutch oven cooking along with ham & bean soup cooking in a kettle over an open fire as well as all the great food served up at the Red Caboose Cafe. Village Adventure, an activity involving goodies and hands-on activities throughout the village, is back for the first 200 kids wanting to participate. Who knows, you might even run into Abe Lincoln or Johnny Clem during your visit.

This will be the biggest Heritage Day ever!  So don't miss it.

Join us for the Historical Village Heritage Day on Saturday, October 11 from 11am to 5pm at the Historical Village located at the Weaver Park, 4100 Columbia Street.

 Historical Society's Annual Banquet

Come join us for the Society's member annual banquet. October 20th, at 6:00pm at the Hilliard Community Center located at 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive in Hilliard.  Respond by October 10 with your reservation and entree choice (Prime Rib - $17 or Baked Chicken - $15).  The American Legion Auxilliary will be preparing the meal for the banquet.  Contact the office or Theresa for forms or more information. 

Kroger Rewards Program

We have initiated a new fundraising program.  It is easy to join, just go to Krogercommunityrewards.com, register your email address.  When your receive an email about your registeration log back on and sign up for program #39662.  A percentage of your purchases at Kroger will be credited to the Historical Society account.  Signing up for this does not affect your own Kroger rewards program and fuel points.  The Kroger service desk can help sign you up.  This is an easy program to sign up for, with big rewards for the Society.  Thanks!

Save the following December dates for Christmas events at the village:

December 4th - City of Hilliard Tree Lighting, 5:00-7:30pm

December 6th - Tours of the Historical Village, 6:00-9:00pm, live music, holiday activities, sing-a-long Christmas carols, refreshments and more.

December 13th - Olde Hilliard Christmas In the Village, 6:00-9:00pm, live music and refreshments.

December 14th - Santa in the Caboose at the Village, 3:00-6:00pm, drop off letters to Santa in the Mailbox in the Village.


Historical Village will not be open on Thursdays and Sundays until April 2015.  Schools and groups can tour the village and museum by request.  Please call the office to schedule.

Archival Library is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The library is located at 5274 Norwich Street, Hilliard Ohio. 


Professional Photography

The Historical Village is located on the Weaver Park which is owned by the city of Hilliard.  The historical buildings and museum are private property owned by the Northwest Franklin County Historical Society.  The Society is a non-profit organization that maintains the buildings with donated funds and many hours of volunteer work.  If you are a professional photographer and are planning to use the facilities for commercial work (senior photos, family portraits, commercial advertising, etc) we would greatly appreciate it if you would make a donation to Society to help maintain the facilities for your future use.  Thank you.



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