Ohio Museums Association’s 2023 Saturday Conference Tours
March 25, 2023 - 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Coming to Newark--Lancaster a little early for OMA 2023?
Not able to make it to the full OMA conference but still want a great OMA 2023 experience? See more of the region and join us Saturday, March 25 for a full day of exploration and fun at six amazing regional museums!
The day will start at OMA 2023 Conference Headquarters, the Cherry Valley Hotel at 8:30 a.m. Stops will include:
AHA! A Hands-on Adventure, A Children's Museum – 9:15am – 9:55am
Our first stop is the 8,000 square-foot children’s museum featuring a year-round outdoor nature playscape and over 60 hands-on exhibits to encourage discovery, curiosity and imagination through hands-on play.
Decorative Arts Center of Ohio – 10:00am – 10:55am
At stop two, attendees can explore DACO’s Spring exhibitions, Flower Power: Flora in Fashion, and Botany in Buttons, both in partnership with OSU’s Historic Costume and Textiles Collection.
Fairfield Heritage Association – 11:00am – 11:45am
At our third stop, attendees can take in the Sherman House, birthplace of General William T. Sherman & Senator John Sherman, and explore the Georgian Museum in its beautiful Federal-style.
Lunch is on-your-own at any of the local restaurants in Lancaster, before we hop on the bus to continue our tours in Newark.
Licking County Historical Society AND National Heisey Glass Museum – 1:45pm – 3:15pm
During our fourth and fifth stops, attendees can explore two LCHS sites and the National Heisey Glass Museum. LCHS’s Webb House features beautiful turn-of-the-century art and furniture, and the Sherwood-Davison House boasts some of the finest examples of Federal architecture in the Ohio Valley, with Victorian interiors.
At the National Heisey Glass Museum, attendees can view the elegant and iconic glassware and the moulds the A. H. Heisey & Co. used to create them between 1896 and 1957.
Newark Earthworks – 3:30pm – 5:00pm
At our final stop of the day, attendees will experience the 2,000-year-old earthworks built by the ancient Indigenous Hopewell culture, currently being considered for the UNESCO World Heritage List. Enjoy a guided tour of the Great Circle Earthworks, then the Octagon Earthworks to view the intricate alignments to the key risings and settings of the moon.
5:15pm - Return to the Cherry Valley Hotel
Ticket cost: $55
Please Note: As part of our OMA 2023 conference programming, the Saturday Conference Tours are subject to our Code of Conduct, Photo Policy, and Health Policy. Please click on the policy names above to see the full policies in place for OMA 2023.
Click here for complete OMA 2023 conference information.