As they do every year, the Gahanna Historical Society and the Gahanna Parks and Recreation Department are turning the clock back 100 years.

As they do every year, the Gahanna Historical Society and the Gahanna Parks and Recreation Department are turning the clock back 100 years.

The city's 1909 Day is slated for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the historical society's Settlement facility on South High Street.

This is the fourth year for the event, which celebrates and looks back on the city as it was 100 years ago, and parks and rec workers are busy getting together games for children. Other activities include an opportunity for visitors to test their knowledge of the North Pole with an interactive North Pole trivia game.

Children also will have an opportunity to leave a mark on history as they create part of a mural honoring the Ohio Arts League, founded in 1909. In addition, they'll learn about Geronimo, a Chiricahua Apache war leader renowned for his fighting skills and reputed to be immune to bullets and buckshot. He died in 1909. The Gahanna branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library will present information on this prominent American.

Other events include the following:

Visitors will be able to view the new design for the Lincoln penny. The U.S. Mint last year announced it would have four new designs on the 2009 penny to celebrate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth and the 100th year of the creation of the Lincoln penny.

Gahanna's 1909 Day will feature family and children's activities, along with food and music. The celebration will begin with nostalgic musical favorites when the Gahanna Senior Center's Kitchen Band performs from 11 a.m. to noon. The Ragtime Strutters then will take over, playing from noon to 3 p.m.

The Gahanna Historical Society Settlement is at 106 S. High St. For directions, a schedule of events or other information, visit www.gahannahistory.com/events or call (614) 342-4250.