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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

2016 Winding Road Experiences Catalog

 The Winding Road Ohio’s Rising Appalachia The Winding Road is an emerging brand that represents a collaboration of social and business entrepreneurs who seek to develop a regional economy based on authentic assets surrounding the natural, cultural, historical, arts, local foods, well-being, education and geotourism business landscapes (sectors) in the Hocking and Muskingum Valleys of … Continue reading 2016 Winding Road Experiences Catalog

ALL OHIO CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS COMPETITION AND SHOW – OCTOBER 7-9, 2016

With the support of the Ohio Arts Council, the Yan Sun Art Museum and sponsors along Ohio’s Appalachian Winding Road, the Appalachian Hills of Ohio Territory invites all Ohio ceramists ( includes anyone who was born in, lived in, worked in, attended school in or is submitting an Ohio- themed work to this competition)to enter … Continue reading ALL OHIO CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS COMPETITION AND SHOW – OCTOBER 7-9, 2016

ARTS MEETS #2 – MARKETING YOUR WRITING WORKSHOP ON THE WINDING ROAD

  Publishing and Marketing Steps for All Authors Saturday April 16th at Somerset Library Annex, 117 W. Main A Workshop conducted by Brad Pauquette in Somerset Ohio 10am-2pm Free and Open to Southeastern Ohio Writers With thanks to the Ohio Arts Council and Appalachian Hills of Ohio Territory (AHOOT) for sponsorship and a light luncheon … Continue reading ARTS MEETS #2 – MARKETING YOUR WRITING WORKSHOP ON THE WINDING ROAD

NELSONVILLE BEGINS TO DEFINE ITS WINDING ROAD VISION

On March 14, a Community Visioning Session was held in Nelsonville, located in Athens County.  The session was organized by Grant Sector Leader Ohio Hill Country Heritage Area.  Led by Crooked Road Expert Todd Christensen, the approximately 60 attendees included the President of Hocking College, an owner of global business Rocky Brands (Mike Brooks), representatives … Continue reading NELSONVILLE BEGINS TO DEFINE ITS WINDING ROAD VISION

CAPITAL BILL FUNDING GROWTH ALONG THE WINDING ROAD – CREATIVE COMMUNITIES A-Z

The Ohio House and Senate are currently working with the Governor's office to review and select community development capital projects for funding.  The Buckeye Hills Regional Development District and OMEGA submitted a list of projects from across Ohio's Appalachian region highlighting projects that had a regional impact.  The capital bill is expected to be introduced … Continue reading CAPITAL BILL FUNDING GROWTH ALONG THE WINDING ROAD – CREATIVE COMMUNITIES A-Z

SHAWNEE’S 1ST 2016 COMMUNITY GATHERING A SUCCESS!

On March 12, a Community Visioning Session was held in Shawnee.  The session was organized by Grant Sector Leader Ohio Hill Country Heritage Area and Shawnee Mayor Renee Brunton. Led by Crooked Road Expert Todd Christensen, the group worked through various visioning exercises, and the following themes emerged: Assets of Shawnee:  Beautiful downtown buildings … Continue reading SHAWNEE’S 1ST 2016 COMMUNITY GATHERING A SUCCESS!

Winding Road – Creative Communities A-Z Revolving Micro Loan Fund

Loan Fund Will Support Entrepreneurs Along The Winding Road Small businesses drive our economy and make up the vast percentage of businesses in Ohio.  A major goal of the USDA Rural Business Development Grant project administered by the Perry County CIC is to help entrepreneurs establish and grow their small businesses along Ohio’s Winding Road. … Continue reading Winding Road – Creative Communities A-Z Revolving Micro Loan Fund

National Association for Interpretation – Certified Interpreters Guide Training

National Association for Interpretation - Certified Interpretive Guide Training to take place in March 18, 19 and 20, 2016 “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Tuition available! Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area will host it's second National Association for Interpretation certification course taught by Ken Bowald. … Continue reading National Association for Interpretation – Certified Interpreters Guide Training