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What

Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders Beman and Bertie Dawes.  See and hear the history behind antiques and memorabilia from the Dawes family.  A house highlight is the "Rathskeller," a basement area that displays shovels used by over 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their initials and signatures on the ceiling.

Tours available from 12pm to 1pm and 2pm to 3pm.

Adults: $2     Children: $1     Members: FREE

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center.  Please call ahead to confirm tour times.

When

  • June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017
    12:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Visit informative displays highlighting the history of tree dedications at The Arboretum.  The History Center is open Friday through Sunday from May 5 to October 29.

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017
    12:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

The History Center

  • (740) 323-2355
  • The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056, United States
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Join us as we flip rocks and search nooks and crannies of a ravine in an effort to try to discover some of Ohio's most prominent lungless salamander species.  Guests meet in the Visitors Center for a short presentation and then travel by van or personal vehicles to our outlying Gorge property.

Be sure to wear clothes and shoes that can get wet and dirty.  Hip waders are provided, or bring your own old tennis shoes.  Restrooms are not available at the program site.

When

  • June 9, 2017
    6:00pm - 9:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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Indulge in a sunset and illuminated stroll through the woods to the flowering shrubs stopping for tidbits of information from Arboretum experts, local craft beer and light snacks.  Price is per person and includes two drink tickets per person.  Additional tickets may be purchased while supply lasts.  This program is for our visitors aged 21 years and older.

When

  • Deep Woods & Drafts
    June 9, 2017
    9:00pm - 11:00pm

Where

Main Shelter House

  • (740) 323-2355
  • The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056, United States
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Join a Sage Yoga instructor and gently walk, intentionally sit and move restoratively while surrounded by nature.  This full-sensory experience will bring us to deep awareness of the natural world and the internal stillness we are able to find when we simply let go and let the moment happen.  Light refreshments will be provided and conversation shared.

When

  • June 10, 2017
    8:00am - 10:00am

Where

Visitors Center Deck

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Learn archival techniques that focus on the needs of a typical family’s collection including diaries, letters, certificates and photographs.  Learn how to properly store your important paper documents and where you can buy supplies.  All participants receive an acid-free box, acid-free tissue paper, cotton gloves, archival tags and muslin.

When

  • June 10, 2017
    9:00am - 10:30am

Where

Archives Building

  • (740) 323-2355
  • The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056, United States
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Learn about the nature of food, individual ingredients and how they contribute to an individual's health and wellness.  You will also experience simple cooking demonstrations that help to begin to translate food into medicine.  This program is presented by Shari L. Gallup, Extension Educator with Ohio State University.

We recommend a $2 donation for  this program.  Registration is not required.

When

  • June 10, 2017
    10:00am - 11:00am

Where

Visitors Center

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During this program, our Director of Living Collections will reveal how pruning decisions are made in the first five to seven years of a tree's life to achieve a strong structure and ensure a healthy tree.  Learn how to prune correctly as well as become proficient in determining how best to direct the development of a young tree.

When

  • June 10, 2017
    1:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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Learn how to use binoculars and a field guide, start a "life list," search for birds around the grounds, conduct experiments and make bird feeders and nest boxes.  You'll meet real scientists who study birds and get up and close with some live feathered friends.

Family memberships are a great way to offset some of the costs associated with camp.  Click here to learn about Arboretum membership.  In 2017, a limited number of camp scholarships will be offered.  Contact us at education@dawesarb.org for more information on scholarships.

When

  • June 12, 2017 - June 16, 2017
    9:00am - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center/Outdoors

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Uncover the hidden wonders of the ancient world.  Participate in an archaeological dig, hike to a Hopewell mound and put your clue-seeking and map-reading skills to good use to solve a mystery. Please note, this camp meets Monday, June 12 - Wednesday, June 14, only.

Family memberships are a great way to offset some of the costs associated with camp.  Click here to learn about Arboretum membership.  In 2017, a limited number of camp scholarships will be offered.  Contact us at education@dawesarb.org for more information on scholarships.

When

  • June 12, 2017 - June 14, 2017
    9:00am - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center/Outdoors

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