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 the 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:



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


UPCOMING EVENTS

OCTOBER 2014  EVENTS
Please, call the host organization to
confirm the latest date/time/event info.


Month of October
Bowen House Photography Group Fall ExhibitFREE


More info to follow.
The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344

www.bowenhouse.org



Tuesday - Thursday, October 21, 22 & 23
Welcome to Storytime FREE


Monster Mash
Times:
  Tuesday: 6:15 pm; Wednesday: 10 am; Thursday: 10 am
The Logan Hocking District Library
230 E. Main St
(740) 385-2348



Tuesday, October 21 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Old Time Jam Session FREE


Fiddles, Banjos, Guitars & the like are invited (as well as the people who play them).  All ability levels are welcome, but the amateur musician is particularly invited.  Tunes will be taught for beginners.  Liz Shaw, who teaches claw hammer banjo & fiddle will lead the session.  Liz speaks of old time music in a you tube video: bit.ly/1yeafED.  Come Learn old time tunes & have fun making music together!!
Monthly Jam Session held the third Tuesday of each month.
The Bowen House
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344

www.bowenhouse.org



Thursday, October 23 7 PM
Hocking County Historical Society meeting/program
John Dye will speak on the Women of the Civil War


John and Jane Dye of Lancaster will appear in historical dress and touch upon subjects such as female doctors, hospital matrons, women disguised as men and female spies.  Artifacts from the era also will be shared. FREE
(4th Thursday of each month through the fall)  Open to the public; everyone is welcome!
Hocking County Historical Society
60 N. Culver Street
Info:  (740) 385-6026



Saturday, October 25, 2014 1-4 pm
Celebrating USS Hocking Day!


Tom Collins will be chairing this event as the Hocking County Historical Society will be open for the afternoon to honor USS Hocking Day.  A huge display of memorabilia will be shown on loan from the several USS Hocking survivors.  The USS Hocking was commissioned in 1944 with a crew of just under 60, after the name Hocking was chosen by chance when the name of an Ohio County was dawn from a hat (Logan Daily News).  (The USS Hocking is the ONLY ship named after a county in Ohio.)  Visit the society on Saturday and learn much more!
Event location:  The Hocking County Historical Society
64 N. Culver Street
(740) 385-6026



Saturday, October 25 2-5 p.m.
(2nd annual) Kid-Friendly Haunted House and Halloween Crafts.


Ghost stories, freaky snacks, and a Mad Scientist Lab.  Costumes Encouraged! Suggested donation $5 per child.  Reservations not necessary but appreciated.  (Co-sponsored by The Bowen House and Desire to Inspire)
Location: The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344

www.bowenhouse.org



Sunday, October 26
Annual Logan Halloween Parade/Trick or Treat


Parade lineup is 4 pm, followed by parade at 5 pm.  Costume judging at the gazebo following the parade – prizes for several ages and categories.
Trick or treat follows from 6 - 8 pm.
Tentative rain date:
Saturday, November 1, 2014



Sunday, October 26 4-8:30 pm
(The Bowen House and Desire to Inspire) Present “Haunted House” & “Thriller Night”


Prior to the parade, (4-5 pm) the Haunted House will be open. All ages welcome. Suggested donation: $5 per child.
At 7:30 pm, a live band will perform Halloween music on the lawn with a campfire atmosphere, serving hot dogs, hot apple cider, and s’mores.  Suggestion donation: $5 per person or $10 per family.
At 7:45 pm, FREE TO EVERYONE, will be a live musical performance of THRILLER performed by professional dancers, actors, and musicians on the lawn.  Donations graciously accepted.
At 8 pm a Grand Finale not to be missed!
The Bowen House
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344 or (740) 274-8215

www.bowenhouse.org



Sunday, October 26 6 pm — 9:30 pm
"Trunk or Treat"


Halloween snacks will be provided, such as tombstones, sheets, rocks, hot lava, and muddy drinks.  Activities include pumpkin bowling, corn toss, apples on a string, and much more.
Hocking Hills United Methodist Church
66 E. Hunter Street
Info:  (740) 385-4136



Tuesday, October 28 10 am
Story Hour FREE


Every Tuesday children can enjoy stories and crafts, led by Steph Woolever, Nina Weaver, and Frankie Hardman.
Psalm 121 Discount Books & Gifts
110 E. Main Street
(740) 385-0056



Tuesday - Thursday, October 28, 29 & 30
Welcome to Storytime FREE


Trick-or-Treat
(Wear your costumes!!!)
Times:
  Tuesday: 6:15 pm; Wednesday: 10 am; Thursday: 10 am
The Logan Hocking District Library
230 E. Main St
(740) 385-2348



Friday, October 31 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



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.)



November 8 6:30 pm.
Zeke’s Fancy (Concert) FREE


The Bowen House Concert Series continues with Zeke’s Fancy as the featured guest.  More info on band to follow.
The Bowen House
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344

www.bowenhouse.org



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.)



Thursday, November 27 9 am
Thanksgiving Day 5 K Run/Walk
In Memory of Loryn Cassady


Costs vary for adults, students and children.  Children’s Run at 8:40 a.m.  Eleven different age divisions with awards to top 3 runners in each division.  Pre-register by 11/17 for a free T shirt or register day of event.
Day of event: registration from 7 – 8:40 a.m.  Pick up registration forms at North Fitness Center, 4 E. Main Street, LHS Athletic Office, and various Logan businesses.
Info:  Shaun North at (740) 380-1348 or Facebook.
Proceeds go to the Loryn Cassady Memorial Scholarship.  (In 2013 twelve scholarships were awarded to LHS students to further their education.)



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

www.bowenhouse.org



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 6 &
Sunday, December 7
Annual Good Neighbor Gift Market

  Yearly event offering alternative gifts by donations to charitable organizations.  A variety of hand made gifts and fair-trade items will be available for purchase, as well.
Saturday hours are 6 – 9 pm.
Sunday hours are 11:30 am – 2 pm when the youth of the church will be selling food for a designated mission project.  More info to follow.
First Presbyterian Church
2 W. Hunter Street
(740) 385-2242



Sunday, December 7 2 – 4 pm
Piano Recital FREE


by students of Erin Beal.  Everyone is welcome to enjoy an afternoon of holiday music by talented piano students.  Refreshments to follow.
The Bowen House
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344

www.bowenhouse.org



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

www.bowenhouse.org



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
10:30 AM -12:30 PM
Christmas Open House


(more info to follow)
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street
Info:  385-6581




ONGOING 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 weekdays 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.



ANNUAL EVENTS

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

October:
Tombstone Travels
Saturday, October 11th, 2014