Ohio's Hill Country Heritage Area

Valuing Our Region's History, Nature and Culture



National Association for Interpretation

Certified Interpreters Guide Training

“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.”
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr

Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area through Ohio Humanities, SPICE, and the Perry County Commission, hosted it’s first National Association for Interpretation certification course taught by Ken Bowald. Participants will earn certification as an interpretive guide.

Engaging story telling is one way share our interesting history and heritage. This first group will be developing guided tour opportunities that embody the art of interpretation and will offer visitors a unique and memorable experience to some of Ohio’s Appalachian Winding Road treasurers.

 Finely Crafted In Ohio’s Hill Country 

Guided Tour Set for May 17th and 18th

Registration is now open for the ‘Finely Crafted Travel in Ohio’s Hill Country’a guided thematic tour set for Sunday, May 17 and Monday, May 18, visiting sites in Fairfield, Perry, Muskingum, Morgan and Athens Counties over the two-days.

The historic and contemporary products of artisans, craftsmen, purveyors of specialty foods and libations from the region will be featured.  The tour will provide first hand contact with products and the people who create them, and explore how crafted products mark the culture of a place and how they are interrelated with the natural landscape of our region. The tour will connect visitors with artisans, clay products manufacturers, a microbrewery, historic buildings and much more!

Engaging activities, fine food and informed narration will make this event a not to be missed experience!  Click here for a complete itinerary.

The tour is a transportation-provided event (van/small bus), with two meals provided each day (lunch-dinner) and overnight lodging on Sunday evening.  The tour begins and ends at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Ohio where free, safe parking is provided for your vehicle over the two days.  Lodging on Sunday evening is available to tour participants at a $115 rate, taxes included.


 Click here for a complete itinerary.

Please call Michelle Robinson at 614-348-7909 or e-mail us at ohiohillcountryheritagearea@gmail.com to learn more, register by phone or if you have questions.  Registration by mail is also available by opening and printing a registration form and returning it with a check or money order to Ohio Hill Country Heritage Area; P. O. Box 114; Shawnee, Ohio  43782.




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