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Appalachian Heritage Awards and Successes Through the Years

Look back through the years and learn about many years of outstanding preservation work. The honorees each year give a snapshot of some of the bright spots in Ohio's Appalachian region. Follow the links to watch a full video of the awards show and hear each honoree's success story. At the 2011 Awards, after opening … Continue reading Appalachian Heritage Awards and Successes Through the Years

Another Successful Year at the Appalachian Heritage Luncheon

Tuesday, December 12, dozens of heritage enthusiasts gathered in the atrium of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus to honor some shining examples of heritage preservation in Appalachian Ohio. As attendees enjoyed a tasty catered lunch, host and director of the Southeast Ohio History Center Tom O'Grady discussed the origins of American heritage that trace their … Continue reading Another Successful Year at the Appalachian Heritage Luncheon

Head to Columbus for Appalachian Heritage Luncheon @ the Statehouse

Register now (click here) for Appalachian Heritage Luncheon at the Statehouse! On Tuesday, December 12, Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area and Heritage Ohio will welcome honorees and guests to the Atrium at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus to celebrate and reflect on Appalachian heritage and history. The list of honorees includes historic preservation organizations, cultural … Continue reading Head to Columbus for Appalachian Heritage Luncheon @ the Statehouse

Winding Road Network Moving Forward

Over 50 persons gathered at Burr Oak Lodge near Glouster for an "All-Sector Meet Up" in late October, meant to stimulate business and product development around The Winding Road: Ohio's Rising Appalachia (a sub-region of Ohio's Hill Country).  Organized by Winding Road stakeholders, Heritage Ohio and Ohio's Hill Country Heritage Area, the event shared the … Continue reading Winding Road Network Moving Forward

Support Hill Country!

Support Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area.  Join with us and add your voice to the growing community of dedicated people who value the region’s distinct history, culture, natural beauty, recreational opportunities and unique sense of place. Annual (and lifetime) support categories include: Lifetime – $500.00 Sustaining – $100.00 Organization/Business – $45.00 Individual/Family – $25.00 In … Continue reading Support Hill Country!

Getting Younger! OHCHA Adds 3 New Board Members

Until recently nearly half of the OHCHA Governing Board has been with the organization since its formative years, bringing veteran wisdom to the table, but a yearning for new ideas from the Millennial generation.  Worry, no longer!  Three new talented board members have joined the effort since December, growing our governing body to 10 members, its … Continue reading Getting Younger! OHCHA Adds 3 New Board Members

Winding Road Local Foods Sector Meetup!

Authentic local foods and spirits are a growing element of our region's authentic culture.  The Local Foods Sector is one of six sectors* being promoted via OHCHA's sector development work with the The Winding Road: Ohio's Rising Appalachia Initiative which promotes experiential tourism development around unique assets in the Hocking and Muskingum River Valleys of southeastern … Continue reading Winding Road Local Foods Sector Meetup!

Inspiring Practices Recognized at Statehouse Luncheon

Over 100 citizens and Appalachian Ohio legislators gathered in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium in December for the 6th Annual Appalachian Heritage Luncheon sponsored by Ohio Hill Country Heritage Area and Heritage Ohio.  After being addressed by OHCHA President Tom O'Grady on the importance of protecting and developing the region's authentic assets, OHCHA board member and Heritage … Continue reading Inspiring Practices Recognized at Statehouse Luncheon