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05/08/13 - 12/30/20 Quaker Heritage Center

With a permanent exhibit on the history of Quakers in southwest Ohio, an 1840s-style meetinghouse and multiple other art and history exhibits throughout the year, a visit to the Quaker Heritage Center tells the story of the past, present and future of Quakers around the world. Quaker Heritage Center, Wilmington College, College & Douglas Streets, Wilmington, OH 45177. www.qhc@wilmington.edu. 937-382-6661 x 719. Free Admission.

03/05/14 - 12/19/14 Photography: Our History Exposed

Introduced in Paris in 1839, photography changed the world forever. Within a few years portraits were affordable for almost everyone. You could travel the world and never leave your parlor. The exhibit includes Daguerreotypes from the 1840s, "tintypes" of the Civil War era and a stereoscope and "views" of the Victorian era. Photography changed the way we see others and ourselves. The exhibit reflects over 100 years of photography in our area. Exhibit is open Wednesdays - Fridays, from 1:00 pm - 4 pm or by appointment. Special tours for groups of eight or more. Clinton County History Center, 149 E. Locust St., Wilmington, OH 45177. www.clintoncountyhistory.org. 937-382-4684. $5.

03/06/14 - 12/13/14 Cabinets of Curiosities: Weird and Wonderful

Among the 75 items on display are jewelry and wreaths made of human hair, a doll inspired by the 1918 flu pandemic, items from Burch Arthur's funeral home and many artifacts that were once used in daily life but whose function now eludes us. Exhibit runs Wednesdays - Fridays from 1 pm - 4 pm or by appointment. Clinton County History Center, 149 E. Locust St., Wilmington, OH 45177. www.clintoncountyhistory.org. 937-382-4684. $5

03/19/14 - 04/16/14 Freedom Riders

The saga of the Freedom Rides is an empowering story of courage and commitment. During the first year of John F. Kennedy’s presidency, more than four hundred Americans participated in a dangerous experiment designed to awaken the nation’s conscience. Despite two US Supreme Court decisions mandating the desegregation of interstate travel, racial integration was forbidden by law and custom in much of the Deep South. Inspired by visions of social revolution, the self-proclaimed “Freedom Riders” challenged the mores of a racially segregated society by performing a disarmingly simple act—traveling together in small interracial groups, and sitting where they pleased on buses and trains. Demanding unrestricted access to terminal restaurants and waiting rooms, they were met with bitter racism, mob violence, and imprisonment along the way. But their courage and sacrifice over eight months in 1961 changed America forever. This exhibition was created in partnership with WGBH Boston / The American Experience, which developed a major television special of the same name to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this seminal moment in civil rights history. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 5; evening and weekend hours and group tours available by appointment. Wilmington College, College & Douglas Streets, Wilmington, Ohio 45177. (937) 382-6661 x 719. Free.

03/19/14 - 05/02/14 The Long March

Herbert Block (1909-2001), the political cartoonist better known as "Herblock," became the most honored cartoonist of his time, winning three Pulitzer Prizes, and sharing a fourth for his Watergate cartoons which contributed to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. He was the only living cartoonist whose work was exhibited in the National Gallery of Art, and the only living cartoonist to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He caricatured thirteen U.S. presidents, from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush, chronicling American history from the 1929 Stock Market crash through summer 2001. He took on causes with courage and conviction, coined the phrase "McCarthyism," forced reform and became the most influential and enduring political cartoonist in American history. The Civil Rights Movement was one of Herblock’s chief concerns. He illustrated the history and dialogue of this turbulent era in American society. His cartoons show us who we were as Americans, as well as the lessons to be learned from the Civil Rights Movement. Looking at Herblock’s political cartoons over seven decades we realize he was one of those people that fought long and hard to make us a better people. Herblock’s cartoons continue to resonate and will speak to us about these crucial events in our history for many generations to come. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 5; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on April 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25; noon to 5 p.m. on April 26; other evening and weekend hours and group tours available by appointment. Wilmington College, College & Douglas Streets, Wilmington, Ohio 45177. (937) 382-6661 x 719. Free.

04/15/14 - 06/15/14 U-Pick Asparagus

See how and where asparagus grows. Pick your own fresh asparagus. Brausch Asparagus Farm, 2514 Center Rd., Wilmington, OH 45177. 937-382-2384.

05/12/14 - 07/18/14 Images of Wilmington Yearly Meeting

As time passes, the stories of our pasts are put aside only to be uncovered from dusty shelves and forgotten filing cabinets. Key figures may sometimes be recognized, but the multitudes of individuals that truly characterize a given history often become figments of our imagination. From Wilmington College's Quaker Heritage Center comes an exhibit that breathes new life into hundreds of images that display the history of the individuals that founded Wilmington Yearly Meeting and the legacy that lays in its wake. Mon - Fri 9 am - 4 pm, or by appointment. Quaker Heritage Center, Wilmington College, College & Douglas St., Wilmington, OH 45177. 937-382-6661 x 719. www.wilmington.edu/qhc. Free.

05/31/14 - 07/07/14 U-Pick Berries

Specializing in strawberries and raspberries. Stokes Farm, 2822 Center Rd., Wilmington, OH 45177. 937-382-4004.

06/01/14 - 06/30/14 Youth Fishing Derby

Young people, ages 3 - 17, can register any fish caught in Cowan Lake during the June derby. Fish may be registered at one of the participating bait stores. The derby is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required. There will be six winners. Each winner receives a $10.00 gift certificate good at one of the bait stores. Cowan Lake State Park, 1750 Osborn Rd., Wilmington, OH 45177. 937-289-2340 Free

06/01/14 - 06/30/14 U-Pick Strawberries

U-pick your own delicious, fresh strawberries right from the field. Call ahead to ensure the perfect harvest conditions. A & M Farm Orchard, 424 SR 251, Midland, OH 45148. 513-875-2500.

06/01/14 - 09/01/14 Farmers' Market

The Clinton County Farmers' Market returns for its summer season. Saturday markets will be held on Mulberry Street in front of the General Denver from 8:30 am - noon. Wednesday markets will be held in the downtown mural lot from 4 pm - 7 pm. Rain or shine these markets will offer great fresh produce, meats, herbs, plants, flowers, baked goods and artisan crafts. Downtown Wilmington, OH 45177. www.clintoncountyfarmersmarket.com.

07/28/14 - 12/12/14 The Pity of War: Words & Images of World War I

This exhibit opens exactly 100 years after the beginning of World War I. Researched, designed, and produced by the students of Wilmington College, this exhibit explores “The Great War” through the words and images of those who lived it on the battlefields of Europe, and asks us to reflect on the pity – and true costs – of war. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; other evening and weekend hours and group tours available by appointment. Wilmington College, College & Douglas Streets, Wilmington, Ohio 45177. (937) 382-6661 x 719. Free.

09/15/14 - 10/14/14 U-Pick Apples

U-pick your own delicious, fresh apples right from the field. Call ahead to ensure the perfect harvest conditions. A & M Farm, 424 SR 251, Midland, OH 45148. 513-875-2500.

10/06/14 - 10/24/14 Lost Stories of Faith

In each faith tradition there are many “lost stories” of people inventing powerful ways of standing up for justice through nonviolent struggle. These lost stories come from around the world and all faith traditions. Many are examples of everyday people taking extraordinary actions. The stories challenge and empower us to achieve the peacefulness that most faith traditions encourage. This powerful exhibit comes to us courtesy of the Envision Peace Museum. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; other evening and weekend hours and group tours available by appointment. Wilmington College, College & Douglas Streets, Wilmington, Ohio 45177. (937) 382-6661 x 719. Free.