Ohio's Hill Country Heritage Area

Valuing Our Region's History, Nature and Culture

2014 Membership Drive Underway

Your Support and Participation Sustains Our Work!

Members receive a print copy of Ohio Hill Country Voice! newsletter.

Members receive a print copy of Ohio Hill Country Voice! newsletter.

   Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area 2014 Membership Drive is underway!  Membership is available for: Individuals/Families ($25 or more), Organizations & Businesses ($35 or more), Sustaining Members ($100 or more) or Lifetime Members ($500 or more).  Join here by clicking on the appropriate link above or go to our Membership Page, fill out and submit the form and mail in your payment.  When paying on-line it is not necessary to have a Pay Pal Account.

As a member you will receive a beautiful print Ohio Hill Country Voice newsletter approximately three times each year and discounts on upcoming workshops and tours during 2014.  Most importantly, your or your business or organization receive the  satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting a grass roots organization that creating support and appreciation for history, culture, the natural environment and outdoor recreation in the hills of Ohio!

We would like to thank those who have already joined.  For a list of current members as of click here.

Thanks for your support!

2014 Appalachian Success Stories

Nominations Open for Stories to be Featured At Statehouse Event May 8

Nominations for this year’s “Appalachian Success Stories” at the 4th Annual Appalachian Heritage Luncheon are being accepted by OHCHA and Heritage Ohio.  Those selected will give an overview of their story at the Appalachian Heritage Luncheon on Thursday, May 8, held in the Rotunda of the Ohio Statehouse.
Nomination forms are available at this link or by contacting Michelle Robinson at 614-348-7909.  The Appalachia Heritage Luncheon was conceived by Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area and Heritage Ohio as an opportunity to share the many diverse successes that highlight the past and future of Ohio’s Appalachia Region.

Approximately 10 success stories will be accepted and presented over the lunch hour to state and regional leaders in a fast-paced fashion with accompanying images being screened.  Success stories should feature projects which have created, enhanced, preserved and/or improved the value and understanding of Ohio’s Appalachia Heritage, and as a result improved quality of life,  created meaningful employment or entrepreneurial opportunities.
Deadline for nominations is February 28, 2014.  Nominations should be submitted on the provided forms and returned to jbarrett@heritageohio.org.  Registration information for this year’s event will be made available in March.

Leaders and innovators from throughout the region spoke at last year's event.

Leaders and innovators from throughout the region spoke at last year’s event.

Audio Documentary Features Provocative Story

Black As I Wish To Be Tells Story of Pike County’s East Jackson

Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area recently completed a collaboration with documentarian Lu Olkowski who produced Black As I Wish To Be– a public radio documentary on an intriguing story about race in Appalachian Ohio, gathered in the Pike County community of East Jackson. The documentary was made for State of the Reunion, a public radio series aired locally on WOUB-FM.  Thanks to the Ohio Humanities Council for their support of Ohio Hill Country and Ms. Olkowski in completing this excellent work. Listen to the documentary here.

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