Ohio's Hill Country Heritage Area would not exist without the donated time and money of the people who are committed to sustainably improving this region and maintaining our connection to this land, its people and their past. It is the passion and volunteerism of so many people who are proud to live in Appalachian Ohio … Continue reading The 2018 Donor Drive is Underway!
This St. Patrick's Day, as some people honor certain traditions involving alcohol, some of it green, we return to the early 1800s, when thousands of Irish immigrants were crossing the pond and settling in Ohio's hills and villages. In the first half of the 1800s, Irish immigrants, many of them fleeing the potato blight and … Continue reading The Irish in Ohio
Ohio's Hill Country Heritage Area has as its main goal the preservation of Ohio's Appalachian region and the cultural, environmental, recreational and economic assets that have shaped the lives of the people who lived here and driven the progress of our nation. Preservation may make one think of museums and historic sites meticulously maintained by … Continue reading What is Public History?
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
Some parts of Appalachian Ohio hold some fascinating chapters of American history, but local potter Maddy Fraioli is bringing a story that stretches south beyond the Mason-Dixon right back to Shawnee, Ohio. Fraioli has been making pottery and stoneware in Muskingum County for years. With her husband, Howard Peller, she owned and operated Fioriware … Continue reading Face Jugs: A mystery of history
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
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
The Athens Ranger District of Wayne National Forest is asking for public comments on plans to build 1.8 miles of trail directly connecting the village of Shawnee with the Buckeye Trail and North Country Trail, and to add 6.4 miles of new trail. The plans would add a short, accessible loop around Tecumseh Lake and … Continue reading Wayne National Forest Wants Your Input
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!
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