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Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Event Title: Privy to History: Civil War Prison Life Unearthed
Event Description: Northwest Ohio is home to the only Union Army Civil War prison specifically designed to house captured Confederate officers. Johnson's Island Civil War Prison continues to reveal tantilizing details about the war and the men who fought and died. This exhibit focuses on additioinal information learned through archaeological evidence discovered since the 1965 publication of 'Rebels on Lake Erie' - the seminal history of the prison written by Charles E. Frohman. Numerous artifacts recovered from the site in recent years are on display. This exhibit is funded by the Sidney Frohman Foundation & Friends and Descendants of Johnsonís Island Civil War Prison.

Time: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM   
Event Title: GroveFest
Event Description: The Center’s summertime family event 'GroveFest' focuses on nature and the outdoors to highlight the grounds of Spiegel Grove, which is a state park. Title sponsors of 'GroveFest' are Heinz North America, the Randolph J. & Estelle M. Dorn Foundation, and KeyBank-the Walter E. Terhune Memorial Fund. Daytime activities, which are FREE, take place 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and include live animals, make-it-take-it activities, games, and more!. Evening is given over to the 'Bid at the Grove Auction' scheduled for 6-10 p.m. in a reception tent in the Lucy Hayes Rose Garden. Auction tickets are SOLD OUT!