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Sauder Village's 1920's Main Street Experience

Enjoy a Roaring Good Time at the New 1920s Main Street at Sauder Village. Families can now experience the Roaring Twenties at the 1920s Main Street, part of the Walk Through Time Experience at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio. This spectacular addition to Ohio’s largest living history village allows guests to explore a theater, candy shop, fire station, clothing store, barbershop, soda fountain, grocery store and much more! The Roaring Twenties will come to life through personal stories, authentic reproduction buildings, historic artifacts, and immersive experiences.

Oberlin College

Ohio colleges are known for many things, but Oberlin was the first college in America to grant undergraduate degrees to women in a coeducational program (1841) the first to adopt a policy to admit students of color (1835). While on campus, pop over to the Allen Memorial Art Museum, one of the top college museums in the country. Or head over to the Weltzheimer/Johnson House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1947, the first Usonian house in Ohio. Even take in a film at the Apollo Theatre that’s been showing movies since 1913.

International Women's Air and Space Museum

The International Women's Air & Space Museum (IWASM) is located in the terminal of Burke Lakefront Airport, only seconds from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The mission of the International Women's Air & Space Museum is to collect, preserve, and showcase the history and culture of women in all areas of aviation & aerospace; educate people of the world about their contributions; and inspire future generations by bringing the history to life. We welcome you to visit us and discover how Women's Air & Space History is more than Sally Ride and Amelia Earhart. The exhibits are in the lobby at Burke, as well as the west concourse, and are accessible seven days a week (admission-free).

Upton House and Women's Suffrage Museum

The Upton House became the center of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1903, when the organization moved to Warren, Ohio at the request of Mrs. Upton. After extensive restoration, the Upton House achieved National Historic Landmark status in 1993.

First Ladies' National Historic Site

This one-of-a-kind site in Canton sheds light on the amazing women behind the chief executives -- detailing how the role of the First Lady has changed over the years. Don't miss the Saxton-McKinley House next door, childhood home of Ida Saxton-McKinley, where visitors can go on a guided tour.

Ohio Statehouse Museum Ladies' Gallery

In 1919, Ohio was the fifth state to vote for ratification of the 19th Amendment. The following 1922 election added six women to Ohio’s General Assembly, and over 150 women have since served. Learn and be inspired by these six women and others when you check out this exhibit. See pieces like historic photos, clothes and banners. Plus learn about  Ohio’s role in the suffrage movement, which celebrates its centennial this year.

The National Annie Oakley Center at the Garst Museum

Walk with Annie Oakley as you visit the National Annie Oakley Center at Garst Museum. You may be surprised as you discover Annie's true personality. Blessed with physical athleticism, she excelled in a man's world and never forgot her roots in Darke County, Ohio. American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter, Oakley's talent and timely rise to fame led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, which propelled her to become the first American female superstar. Garst Museum’s 35,000 square-foot campus houses over 300,000 artifacts. Permanent exhibitions of national significance include Annie Oakley, the Treaty of Greenville, Lowell Thomas, and Ohio Native Americans.

Harriet Beecher Stowe House

The Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Cincinnati sustains her legacy through facilitating historical exploration, by raising awareness and stirring passion for positive change, and by supporting dialogue about social issues related to that legacy.