Historical society in Hilliard
Baseball exhibit planned at Aug. 19 event
Baseball is the theme of the latest historic village open house at Weaver Park in Old Hilliard.
From 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, docents of the Northwest Franklin County Historical Society will lead tours of the church, log cabin, school house and other structures at the village in Weaver Park, 4100 Columbia St., adjacent to the Franklin County Fairgrounds.
In addition to the tours, Tracy Martin of the Phoenix Bat Co. and members of the Columbus Buckeyes, a 19th-century-era baseball team, will be at Weaver Park. Baseball uniforms, bats and equipment will be on display.
Live music and an old-fashioned lemonade and hot dog stand also are planned.
"We are always changing our programming in the village so that residents and visitors will continue to enjoy the village. The historical village is a real gem and attraction located in the heart of Hilliard," said Randy Smith, president of the Northwest Franklin County Historical Society, in a press release.
Christy Clark, executive director of Destination Hilliard, said the historical society and Destination Hilliard chose a baseball theme because of the large number of recreational and organized baseball teams in central Ohio.
"We're a pretty sports-oriented town and thought this would be something the community would enjoy," Clark said.
Aside from refreshments or memorabilia purchases, the event is free.
For more information about the event or the Northwest Franklin County Historical Society, visit franklincountyohiohistory.org.