Ohio Historical Society Offers Outside-the-Box Holiday Gift Ideas

Columbus—The Ohio Historical Society is offering unconventional and unforgettable gifts for this holiday season at special holiday prices.  For anyone who is stumped about what to get the person who has everything, consider some of the following items:

For the Photography Enthusiast
New for 2013, the Ohio History Calendar features winning photos from the 2012 Ohio History Photo Contest, plus events and happenings at the 50+ OHS sites and museums year-round. Calendars can be purchased in the Ohio History Store at the Ohio History Center (800 E. 17th Ave.) or online for $14.99.

For the Ohio Adventure Seeker
Give the gift of an Ohio Historical Society membership which grants members free admission to 50+ OHS sites and museums across Ohio, including the Ohio History Center in Columbus. Every new membership gets a free 2013 Ohio History calendar. To order a gift membership, visit https://connect.ohiohistory.org/join or call 800.686.1545.

For the History Buff
Purchase a NEW gift subscription of TIMELINE—the award-winning popular history magazine published quarterly by the Ohio Historical Society—for ONLY $32 (that’s $8 off the current subscription price and $16 off the news stand price). Offer is available 11/28 – 12/31/2012. Annual subscription includes four quarterly issues filled with in-depth stories and beautiful images. Go to www.ohiohistorystore.com/Timeline-Magazine-Subscriptions-C138.aspx.

For the Dinner Theatre Devotee
Give a fantastic dinner experience with “Supper with the Village People.” The year is 1863 and everyone is invited to spend the evening in dinner and conversation with some of the more interesting residents of Ohio Village. join them for a special meal, good conversation and frivolity. The dinner will be held on January 26, 2013 at 7:00pm in the Ohio Village. $60/adult. To make reservations, contact Mary Leiby at 800.686.1541 or 614.297.2663.

For the Lover of All-Things-Ohio
Visit the online Ohio History Store for great gift ideas, including these featured items:
  • “Someone in Ohio Loves You” Ornament ($12). Jazz up someone’s Christmas tree with an ornaments that inspires fond memories of Ohio.
  • Ohio Quarter Mug ($19.99). Whether it's coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, the Ohio Quarter Mug will hold it with comfort and a little Ohio style.
  • Ohio Collapsible Basket ($22). Made of solid oak by Amish craftsman, John Keim, this basket is formed with one continuous saw cut and can be stored flat when not in use.
  • The timely book, Lincoln and Ohio by Daniel J. Ryan ($16.95). Originally published in 1923, this edition is a cooperative reprint by the Ohio Historical Society and Old Hundredth Press, offers a new generation of readers insight into the ties between our sixteenth president and the Buckeye State.