*This is a guest post written by Mark Holbrook, Marketing Manager for the Ohio Historical Society.
It’s that time of year when we all get a little stir crazy wishing for warmer temperatures and sunny days. According to the Mayo Clinic, one of the best ways to combat Cabin Fever is to socialize and connect with people you enjoy being with. On a recent Saturday in the museum at the Ohio History Center, I saw just that as families were exploring all the great stories of Ohio talking, laughing and forgetting about the winter weather.
I can’t think of a better way to get out of the house, have some fun with friends and family and break the winter doldrums than a weekend at the museum in the Ohio History Center. And, the new Cabin Fever Weekend activities in the museum are just what the doctor ordered. Legends, Lore and Life in Ohio kicks of March activities when you can build your own instruments and compose folk music, or listen to folktales during Ohio Wilderness Stories. Then you can explore some mysteries like the story of Bessie The Lake Erie Monster or the Shawnee legend of how the Crow became black.
The second half of March, we focus on In The Home with a look at Housewives of History. Come listen to a 1950s housewife who is stuck in a pioneer log cabin as she discusses the differences between her kitchen and the pioneer hearth. And, while we are thinking kitchen, come learn how to make butter by making some of your own!
Museums have changed a lot in the past few years to become great places to get your hands on history and have some fun. Join us at the Ohio History Center all month and take home some new memories of your own.
For more information about the Ohio History Center's Cabin Fever weekends, visit www.ohiohistory.org/cabinfever.
~ Post by Mark