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:



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


UPCOMING EVENTS

JANUARY 2015   EVENTS
Please, call the host organization to
confirm the latest date/time/event info.



Tuesday, January 20 6:15 PM - 7 PM
Storytime Totally Polar!


Enjoy Storytime at the Library!
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main St., Logan OH 43138
(740) 385-2348

Totally Polar! also being held on:
....... Wednesday from 10 - 10:45 AM &.....Thursday from 10 - 10:45 AM



Tuesday, January 20  6:30 - 8:30 PM
Old Time Music Jam Session

Those playing fiddles, banjoes, guitars and the like are invited. All ability levels are welcome, but the amateur musician is particularly invited. The public is invited to come learn old time tunes and have fun making music together.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Wednesday, January 21 10 AM - 12 PM
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, January 22 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga with Ellie DelMatto

Join Ellie DelMatto and friends for a weekly yoga session. Bring your own mat. A fee of $6 is charged.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org




Monday, January 26 5:00 PM
Monday Night Gospel Sing & Carry-In

Everyone is welcome to attend this FREE event. Bring a covered dish to share. (Gospel Sings take place the 2nd & 4th Monday nights each month.)
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street

(740) 385-6581



Tuesday, January 27 6:15 PM - 7 PM
Storytime
Sleepy Storytime!

Enjoy Storytime at the Library! Wear your pj's and bring something with you to snuggle!
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main St., Logan OH 43138
(740) 385-2348

Sleepy Storytime! also being held on:
....... Wednesday from 10 - 10:45 AM &.....Thursday from 10 - 10:45 AM



Thursday, January 29 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga with Ellie DelMatto

Join Ellie DelMatto and friends for a weekly yoga session. Bring your own mat. A fee of $6 is charged.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



FEBRUARY 2015   EVENTS
Please, call the host organization to
confirm the latest date/time/event info.



Thursday, February 5 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga with Ellie DelMatto

Join Ellie DelMatto and friends for a weekly yoga session. Bring your own mat. A fee of $6 is charged.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Friday Night,    February 6  5-8 PM
Girls Night IN!

Annual event Open to the Public. Bring your girlfriends, daughters, friends & neighbors and join the fun. Refreshments, Gift Raffles and One Night Only Special Sales!
$5 Entry Fee includes 5 Raffle Tickets & Snack Buffet. Some but not all of the Vendors include: Avon, Celebrating Home, Crafty Sisters Designs, Around the World Treasures, Pandora Style Jewelry, 31 Purse, Mary Kay, Longaberger, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Scentsy, Attic Treasures, Team Hope, Maria Hill-Mini Massages
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street
   (740) 385-6581 Event is sponsored by Scenic Hills Senior Center, Hocking Valley Community Hospital, and Baymont Inn of Logan. Snack buffet provided by Hocking Valley Community Hospital. All proceeds benefit Hocking Valley Community Hospital and Scenic Hills Senior Center.



Saturday, February 7  4-6:30 PM
Monthly Soup Supper

Menu: Ham & Bean Soup and Cornbread with a Chicken Salad Sandwich, Dessert, Coffee or Tea included.
Suggested Donation is $6.00.
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street

(740) 385-6581



Saturday, February 14  8-11 AM
Monthly Pancake Breakfast

Pancakes, eggs, sausage & hash browns, OR sausage gravy biscuits, hash browns and eggs.  Orange Juice or Coffee. 
Suggested donation is $6.00.
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street

(740) 385-6581



Saturday, February 14  6:30-8:30 PM
Valentines's Day Dance

Open to all ages 50+ Years or Older - public invited! Come and enjoy a night of fun and laughter at the Senior Center with friendly people and the music of DJ Chuck Anthony "Child of the 60's." Cost is FREE - Bring a snack to share.
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street

(740) 385-6581



Tuesday, February 17  6:30 - 8:30 PM Old Time Music Jam Session

Those playing fiddles, banjoes, guitars and the like are invited. All ability levels are welcome, but the amateur musician is particularly invited. The public is invited to come learn old time tunes and have fun making music together.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



MARCH 2015   EVENTS
Please, call the host organization to
confirm the latest date/time/event info.



Friday, March 6 5 PM
Senior Center Annual Chinese Auction

Doors open at 5 PM; Drawings at 7 PM. Food available for purchase. Raffle drawings: *50/50; *Commemorative Gold Plated 50 State Quarters Collection Set; * Food Basket  All welcome!
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street

(740) 385-6581



Sunday, March 15   6:30 - 8:30 PM
Old Time Music Jam Session

Those playing fiddles, banjoes, guitars and the like are invited. All ability levels are welcome, but the amateur musician is particularly invited. The public is invited to come learn old time tunes and have fun making music together.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



APRIL 2015   EVENTS
Please, call the host organization to
confirm the latest date/time/event info.



Tuesday, April 21   6:30 - 8:30 PM
Old Time Music Jam Session


Those playing fiddles, banjoes, guitars and the like are invited. All ability levels are welcome, but the amateur musician is particularly invited. The public is invited to come learn old time tunes and have fun making music together.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



MAY 2015   EVENTS
Please, call the host organization to
confirm the latest date/time/event info.



Tuesday, May 19   6:30 - 8:30 PM
Old Time Music Jam Session

Those playing fiddles, banjoes, guitars and the like are invited. All ability levels are welcome, but the amateur musician is particularly invited. The public is invited to come learn old time tunes and have fun making music together.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org





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