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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

Winding Road Meet Up January 18th

Join The Winding Road Initiative for a chance to make the region's environment, economy and communities just a lil' bit stronger, healthier, happier and more attractive at a Winding Road Outdoor Recreation/Environmental Learning Meet Up!   The Meet-Up will take place on Thursday afternoon, January 18th in Shawnee. We will gather from 3-5PM at the Winding Road MarketPlace/Ohio Hill Country Heritage Area headquarters at 117 West Main … Continue reading Winding Road Meet Up January 18th

Appalachia Ohio Heritage Statehouse Luncheon

The time has come for the 6th annual Appalachia Heritage Luncheon in the Statehouse Atrium. Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area and Heritage Ohio are presenting this luncheon to honor heritage, history and success in Appalachian Ohio. Every year we honor successful businesses and organizations that represent the values we hold dear and are trying to … Continue reading Appalachia Ohio Heritage Statehouse Luncheon

Jeremy Maple – Ohio Stream Restore Corps 2016/2017 AmeriCorps Member

  Hey everyone I’m Jeremy Maple and I am the new AmeriCorps member serving with the Ohio Hill Country Heritage Area. I’m a small town kid who grew up going hiking and in the wilderness all my life. Ever since I was a little kid, the world around me has always been my passion from … Continue reading Jeremy Maple – Ohio Stream Restore Corps 2016/2017 AmeriCorps Member

Help Ohio Open Its Doors to Building & Landmark Treasures

Ohio Open Doors is a statewide effort where building and landmark sponsors open their doors to the public for special tours and programs. Join the Ohio History Connection in honoring the history, design and stories of your local buildings and landmarks by opening them to the public during the period September 9-18.  The purpose of … Continue reading Help Ohio Open Its Doors to Building & Landmark Treasures

Crossing The River: African Americans in Southeastern Ohio Tour

August 8-9, 2016 REGISTER NOW-CLICK HERE! Provocative stories of courage, creativity & accomplishment! Guides who are intimate with the past & current story! Excellent food, entertainment and accommodations! Hidden in the steep hills and narrow valleys of southeastern Ohio are remarkable stories of men and women who bravely broke the color barrier after they and … Continue reading Crossing The River: African Americans in Southeastern Ohio Tour