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LOGAN TOWN CENTER

WELCOME

Logan Town Center is the traditional business and residential neighborhood at the heart of the City of Logan, the county seat of Hocking County.  Logan Town Center comprises more than half of the area of the original town of Logan, platted in the summer of 1816 as a personal venture by former U.S. Senator Thomas Worthington, who was then finishing the first of two terms as Ohio's governor.  The town is said to have been named by its citizens for Chief Logan of the Mingo Indians.  Chief Logan was the author of “Logan's Lament.”

Logan was established one mile below the "great falls" of the Hockhocking River, later known as the Hocking River.  In 1840 the section of the Hocking Valley Canal passing through Logan (between th City and the Hocking River) was completed, connecting Logan through Lancaster with the Ohio Canal.  The Hocking River, once provided a vital asset for industries that extracted the region’s natural resources such as coal, sandstone, iron, timber, oil and gas.  Today, the river helps attract over 3 million visitors to the region to relax and enjoy the natural, artistic and cultural assets and rural lifestyle we have to offer visitors and residents.

Main Street and the surrounding neighborhoods continue to be the center of business, government, fine historic homes, churches, and cultural and historical destinations in the Hocking Hills region of Ohio.  Our Logan Town Center business district is anchored by the Logan - Hocking County District Library, the Hocking County Historical Museum, The Bowen House community arts and education center, and City and County government offices.  It also provides unique destinations like the Washboard Factory, and friendly locally owned shops, restaurants and family friendly activities.

For a 3-minute tour of Logan Town Center, go to this slide-show the Hocking Valley Tourism Association posted on YouTube.

Logan Town Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to the economic and cultural vitality of Logan’s original town center for the enjoyment and benefit of the residents and visitors in the Hocking Hills.

With over 200,000 SF of commercial space, there are opportunities for entrepreneurs to create destinations for resident and visiting customers.  To see examples go to our Available Spaces page.

Special Thanks to these partners:

City of Logan, Hocking County, Hocking Metropolitan Housing Authority, Logan - Hocking School District, Logan - Hocking County District Library, Logan Hocking Chamber of Commerce, Hocking Hills Tourism Association, The Bowen House, Hocking County Historical Society Museum, Logan In Bloom, OSU Master Gardeners, business and property owners, and Friends of Logan Town Center.

Some of the businesses and institutions that have joined Logan Town Center's effort to revitalize downtown Logan include:



Athens Real Estate, LLC

Blosser Building, LLC

The Bowen House

Citizens Bank

CMC Real Estate Group

Columbus Washboard Company

Flowers by Darlene

Get-Away Cabins in Hocking Hills

Dennis I. Heebink

Hocking - Athens - Perry Community Action

Hocking County Commissioners

Hocking Hills Tourism Association

Hocking Metropolitan Housing Authority

Hocking Valley Community Hospital

The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

Interim Health Care

F.E. James Electric Co., Inc.

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Robert Lilley

City of Logan

The Logan Clay Products Company

Logan-Hocking County District Library

Logan-Hocking School District

The Logan Daily News

North Fitness Center

Saving Hardware

Scenic Hills Senior Center

Sharffs Fashion, Inc.

Southeastern Ohio Home Health & Staffing Solutions, Inc.

Webb Perennials, LLC

Your business can help, too, by joining
Logan Town Center.
Click here for a membership form.


Community Improvement Corporation
City of Logan




UPCOMING EVENTS 



SEPTEMBER 2014  EVENTS


Please, call the host organization to confirm the latest date/time/event info.

Ongoing:

SAVE 25% off your lunch order by mentioning the ad in the Thursday, September 18 Logan Daily News.  Lunch served at 11 a.m.
Utopia Brick Oven Restaurant

 117 W. Main Street          
 (740) 380-3337

 


Saturday, September 6 - 26
Men at Work Art Show   showcasing the talents of area male artists.
Bowen House Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 2 pm - 5 pm.   Closed Sunday and Monday.
FREE
The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344




Saturday,  September 20      6 PM
Saturday Night Concert on the Patio        FREE
featuring  Christian performing artists Heartsong.  Concerts occur rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore/community room.
Psalm 121 Discount Books & Gifts LLC
110 E. Main Street (the Shaw Building)
Info:  (740) 385-0056


Thursday, September 25   7 PM
Hocking County Historical Society meeting/program     FREE
Brian St. Clair, owner of the Moonshine Distillery in New Straitsville  will share the colorful history of the moonshine era.
(4th Thursday of each month through the fall)
Open to the public; everyone is welcome!
HCHS, 60 N. Culver Street
Info:  (740) 385-6026



Saturday,  September 27      6 PM
Saturday Night Concert on the Patio     FREE
featuring  Christian performing artists Joanna Carpenter and Tammy Wittekind.  Concerts occur rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore/community room.
Psalm 121 Discount Books & Gifts LLC
110 E. Main Street (the Shaw Building)
Info:  (740) 385-0056



  OCTOBER 2014  EVENTS


Please, call the host organization to confirm the latest date/time/event info.


Month of October
Bowen House Photography Group Fall Exhibit           FREE
More info to follow
The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344




Wednesday, October 1    10 AM 
Doodle Bugs
Art Club for Lil' Ones age 0-3 years
FREE art club for newborns, infants and toddlers up to age 3.  Meeting the first and third Wednesdays of each month.  Participants can come anytime between 10 AM and 12 Noon.
Toddlers will explore the fun of art hands-on and take home a masterpiece!  Newborns and infants will have hands and feet painted for creative keepsakes.
Hocking County Library Building
230 E. Main Street
Registration:  Stephanie at (740) 380-1315
(Sponsored by the Hocking County Early Childhood Department, Help Me Grow & Early Intervention.)
(Doodle-bugs is geared toward helping children develop social and sensory skills while learning about color, texture, and experimenting with new materials.)


Saturday,  October 4    4-6:30 PM
Soup and Salad Supper
Menu:  Choice of:  CHicken Noodle or Vegetable Soup AND Chicken Salad or Tuna Salad
Includes Dessert & Drink

Cost:  $6.00

Scenic Hills Senior Center

187 S. Spring Street  
Info:  385-6581



Saturday, October 4   6:30 PM
Bowen House Annual Art/Antique Auction/Fundraiser with complimentary wine and refreshments.
Cost:  $25 individual/$40 couple
The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344


Sunday,  October 5     2:30  PM
Senior Chorus Concert - "He Lights Our Way"
Annual Fall Concert by the Scenic Hills Senior Center chorus - Program will feature Gospel and Patriotic music, such as I Believe, Brighten the Corner, Farther Along, We're Marching to Zion, The Wonder of It All , a patriotic medley and more.    Group, solo, pieces and sing-a-longs.  Reception to follow
FREE    Everyone welcome!
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street  
Info:  385-6581




Saturday,  October 11  -  8 AM-  11AM
Second Saturday Pancake Breakfast
Menu:  Pancakes, eggs & sausage or sausage gravy biscuits and, eggs      Juice or coffee          
 
Cost:  $6.00
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street  
Info:  385-6581




Saturday, October 11
Tombstone Travels
Tour times:  3, 5, and 7 PM
This year's tour will guide travelers to  the Oak Grove Cemetery on a Mausoleum Tour where many area prominent families await the opportunity to talk of their lives and times! 

Some of the interesting individuals you will meet include:
Charles Keynes who  established Keynes Mills; Flavius Case (an early druggist in the community;
Jennie O. Cherrngton,  2nd wife of Dr. Cherrington who established Cherrington Hospital;  Dr. Charles Lyons - Logan sportsman and dentist;
William Woodard,  furniture store owner & funeral director; Nellie Allen Adams, daughter of Dr. Allen and piano teacher in Logan; and Winfield Poston - first Director of Farmers & Merchants Bank and owner of some 1200 acres.
Sponsored by Logan Town Center



Saturday, October 11    4-6 PM
Empty Bowls Fundraiser
Annual United Way fundraising event helps fight hunger in Hocking County.  Participants will enjoy wine, appetizers and dessert, in addition to their own locally crafted bowl.  The event will also include a silent auction of uniquely crafted and celebrity-signed bowls, art and antiques.
The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344



Saturday, October 11      8 PM
The Haunting of Hill House
A Production by Logan Theatre Group
The Haunting of Hill House
is a full length drama described by the Theatre Group as "A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of 'psychically receptive' people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and contained ill-will."  It is adapted for the stage by F. Andrew Leslie from the novel by Shirley Jackson.
Venue:  The Stage Coach Conference and Banquet Center, 225 E. Main Street

More Info:  (740) 583-9475;  Logantheatregroup@gmail.com; www.logantheatregroup.com; Facebook.com/Logan_Theatre_Group



Tuesday, October 14     7  pm
 Bowen House Photography Group    (free)

Photography enthusiasts welcome.  The group meets monthly on the second Tuesday under the mentorship of noted photographer,  Dennis Savage.
The Bowen House, 196 N. Market Street    
(740) 385-0344

 


Wednesday, October  15    10 AM 
Doodle Bugs
Art Club for Lil' Ones age 0-3 years
FREE art club for newborns, infants and toddlers up to age 3.  Meeting the first and third Wednesdays of each month.  Participants can come anytime between 10 AM and 12 Noon.
Toddlers will explore the fun of art hands-on and take home a masterpiece!  Newborns and infants will have hands and feet painted for creative keepsakes.
Hocking County Library Building
230 E. Main Street
Registration:  Stephanie at (740) 380-1315
(Sponsored by the Hocking County Early Childhood Department, Help Me Grow & Early Intervention.)
(Doodle-bugs is geared toward helping children develop social and sensory skills while learning about color, texture, and experimenting with new materials.)


Friday,  October 17      8 PM
The Haunting of Hill House
A Production by Logan Theatre Group
The Haunting of Hill House
is a full length drama described by the Theatre Group as "A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of 'psychically receptive' people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and contained ill-will."  It is adapted for the stage by F. Andrew Leslie from the novel by Shirley Jackson.
Venue:  The Stage Coach Conference and Banquet Center, 225 E. Main Street

More Info:  (740) 583-9475;  Logantheatregroup@gmail.com; www.logantheatregroup.com; Facebook.com/Logan_Theatre_Group



Saturday,  October 18     
Concert  on the Lawn          (free)
Musical guest(s) and time TBA
The Bowen
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344
(Donations gratefully appreciated)





Saturday,  October 18      8 PM
The Haunting of Hill House
A Production by Logan Theatre Group
The Haunting of Hill House
is a full length drama described by the Theatre Group as "A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of 'psychically receptive' people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and contained ill-will."  It is adapted for the stage by F. Andrew Leslie from the novel by Shirley Jackson.

Venue:  The Stage Coach Conference and Banquet Center, 225 E. Main Street

More Info:  (740) 583-9475;  Logantheatregroup@gmail.com; www.logantheatregroup.com; Facebook.com/Logan_Theatre_Group



Thursday, October 23     7 PM

Hocking County Historical Society meeting/program
John Dye will speak on the Women of the Civil War
(4th Thursday of each month through the fall)           FREE
Open to the public; everyone is welcome!
HCHS, 60 N. Culver Street
Info:  (740) 385-6026




Saturday, October 25 
(2nd annual) Kid-Friendly Haunted House   Time TBA
at 
The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344


  NOVEMBER 2014  EVENTS


Please, call the host organization to confirm the latest date/time/event info.


Wednesday, November  5    10 AM 
Doodle Bugs
Art Club for Lil' Ones age 0-3 years
FREE art club for newborns, infants and toddlers up to age 3.  Meeting the first and third Wednesdays of each month.  Participants can come anytime between 10 AM and 12 Noon.
Toddlers will explore the fun of art hands-on and take home a masterpiece!  Newborns and infants will have hands and feet painted for creative keepsakes.
Hocking County Library Building
230 E. Main Street
Registration:  Stephanie at (740) 380-1315
(Sponsored by the Hocking County Early Childhood Department, Help Me Grow & Early Intervention.)
(Doodle-bugs is geared toward helping children develop social and sensory skills while learning about color, texture, and experimenting with new materials.)



Wednesday, November  19    10 AM 
Doodle Bugs
Art Club for Lil' Ones age 0-3 years
FREE art club for newborns, infants and toddlers up to age 3.  Meeting the first and third Wednesdays of each month.  Participants can come anytime between 10 AM and 12 Noon.
Toddlers will explore the fun of art hands-on and take home a masterpiece!  Newborns and infants will have hands and feet painted for creative keepsakes.
Hocking County Library Building
230 E. Main Street
Registration:  Stephanie at (740) 380-1315
(Sponsored by the Hocking County Early Childhood Department, Help Me Grow & Early Intervention.)
(Doodle-bugs is geared toward helping children develop social and sensory skills while learning about color, texture, and experimenting with new materials.)


  DECEMBER 2014  EVENTS


Please, call the host organization to confirm the latest date/time/event info.


Wednesday, December 3    10 AM 
Doodle Bugs
Art Club for Lil' Ones age 0-3 years
FREE art club for newborns, infants and toddlers up to age 3.  Meeting the first and third Wednesdays of each month.  Participants can come anytime between 10 AM and 12 Noon.
Toddlers will explore the fun of art hands-on and take home a masterpiece!  Newborns and infants will have hands and feet painted for creative keepsakes.
Hocking County Library Building
230 E. Main Street
Registration:  Stephanie at (740) 380-1315
(Sponsored by the Hocking County Early Childhood Department, Help Me Grow & Early Intervention.)
(Doodle-bugs is geared toward helping children develop social and sensory skills while learning about color, texture, and experimenting with new materials.)


Saturday December 6   
(through Thursday, December 18)

Festival of Trees opens     FREE
The Bowen House will be beautifully decorated from head to toe with an array of unique and creative trees and other holiday displays. Special events occur throughout the month.
Regular hours are 2-5 PM Tuesday through Saturday.  Closed on Sunday and Monday
The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344


Saturday, December 6  
Logan Santa Parade
Floats, marching bands, cheer and twirling groups, equestrians, walking units and more...with the arrival of Santa Claus and the lighting of Logan's famed holiday lights.
Sponsored by the Logan Hocking Chamber of Commerce
Info:  (740) 385-6836



Saturday, December 6  
Hocking County Historical Society Holiday Open House
Open to the public; everyone is welcome!
HCHS, 60 N. Culver Street
Info:  (740) 385-6026

Saturday December 13   
Kid's Christmas Camp
(Time and cost TBA)
Kids will enjoy a day of activities at the The Bowen House, which will be beautifully decorated from head to toe with an array of unique and creative trees and other holiday displays.
Regular hours are 2-5 PM Tuesday through Saturday.  Closed on Sunday and Monday
The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344


Wednesday, December 17    10 AM 
Doodle Bugs
Art Club for Lil' Ones age 0-3 years
FREE art club for newborns, infants and toddlers up to age 3.  Meeting the first and third Wednesdays of each month.  Participants can come anytime between 10 AM and 12 Noon.
Toddlers will explore the fun of art hands-on and take home a masterpiece!  Newborns and infants will have hands and feet painted for creative keepsakes.
Hocking County Library Building
230 E. Main Street
Registration:  Stephanie at (740) 380-1315
(Sponsored by the Hocking County Early Childhood Department, Help Me Grow & Early Intervention.)
(Doodle-bugs is geared toward helping children develop social and sensory skills while learning about color, texture, and experimenting with new materials.)




Friday, December 19
          
10:30AM -12:30 PM
Christmas Open House
(more info to follow)
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street  
Info:  385-6581





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ON-GOING EVENTS


Tours of The Columbus Washboard Company, 
Museum and Gift Shop.
Summer hours are 9 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday and 11 am - 2 pm on Saturday.*   Guided tours are offered daily.  The Company is the only manufacturer of washboards remaining in the United States.  Gift shop features washboards, memorabilia and a new line of vintage soaps.  Reception area within the Museum and Gift Shop offers a WiFi hotspot, along with snacks and beverages, for a place to relax and take care of business. 
Columbus Washboard Company
14 Gallagher Avenue   (740) 380-3828
e-mail:  info@columbuswashboard.com

Winter hours:  9 am- 3 pm Monday through Friday; closed on Saturday.
Summer hours begin in May when the Company will be open from
8 am -4  pm daily and from
11 am - 2 pm on Saturday.




"Logan and Hocking County...A Timeline"
This Exhibit features several hundred years of the county's history condensed into four panels on display.  The timeline includes Native Americans, the first settlers (1798), the Civil War, the Hocking Valley Railway, and more, including 1916, when Logan celebrated its Centennial, and ending in 1917, when America joined the war.  Beginning April 4, Museum hours are 1-4 PM Friday and Saturday, through October.
Hocking County Historical Society
64 N. Culver St.      (740) 385-6026




The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
This wonderful 1800's historic home is available for viewing during the week from 2-5  pm Tuesday through  Saturday. The house is closed on Sunday and Monday.  Each month features a new exhibit. 
The house is located at 196 N. Market Street.  Information:  (740) 385-0344   Visit the website at www.bowenhouse.org for information about the house, on-going classes, etc.






A
NNUAL EVENTS



June:
Washboard Music Festival
Thursday, June 12th to Saturday, June 14th, 2014


October:
Tombstone Travels
Saturday, October 11th, 2014

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