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 County Community Improvement Corporation, 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.

Businesses, institutions and individuals who have joined Logan Town Center's effort to revitalize downtown Logan include:



  • Keith Conner
  • Dick Dollison
  • Don and Vera Gable
  • Fred Klingelhafer
  • Tansky Motors, Inc.
  • Christopher Veidt, Attorney
  • Sandy Wells


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




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We send out 3 or 4 e-mails a month, depending on the season.

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 2017   EVENTS
Please, call the host organization to
confirm the latest date/time/event info.



ONGOING
Art Show - Daydeams & Premonitions

CMC Real Estate and the Piano Works proudly hosts the art work of local resident Tyler Tucker.
CMC Real Estate Group
44 W. Main Street
(740) 380-1555



ONGOING
Hocking Hills Artists & Craftmen Association Exhibit

Twenty-three gifted association members will be sharing their arts and crafts. Items range from turned wood bowls with painted birds, pencil drawings, ceramics, water colors and slate painting, both blown and fused glass, wood sculpture and so much more!
Exhibit will be on display through Saturday, February 25.
Regular Bowen House hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 2 - 5 PM.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org


Tues., Feb. 21 3-4:30 PM
Science with Mr. Turtle

Join Mr. Harry every Tuesday from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in the Children's Library and explore the world of science. Every age is the right age to learn!
Logan-Hocking County District Library 230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Tues., Feb. 21 5:30 PM
Teen Advisory Panel

Decide what happens at your library!
Snacks served!
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348




Tues., Feb. 21 6:15-7 PM
STORY TIME AT THE LIBRARY- Frosty Fun!

All ages welcome!
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348


* Story Time also occurs on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 - 10:45 AM




Tues., Feb. 21 6:30- 8:30 PM
Old Time Jam Session

Join Liz Shaw and stringed instruments students in the process of learning their art.
Monthly event
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Thursday, Feb. 23 1- 3 PM
Yarn Lovers Unite!

Members are invited to join at the library each week to work on various projects and share techniques and progress. Anyone who knits, croquets or sews is invited to attend. All are welcome regardless of experience and ability, as this is a chance to share and learn.
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Thursday, Feb., 23 3- 4 PM
Inroduction to Technology

Weekly event on learning how to use your new tablet or e-reader or even set up an e-mail or Facebook account. (Other times available by appointment.)
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Friday, Feb., 24 4 - 7 PM
St. John Catholic Church Lenten Fish Fry

First fish fry of the season will benefit the Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter (in collaboration with the Knights of Columbus.)
All-you- can-eat fish, sides, dessert and beverages. Fixed prices.
Use North Street entrance.
St. John Catholic Church Social Hall
(740) 385-2549



Mon., Feb. 27 10:00 AM
Health Talk Hour

Harry Guda, MD retired will lead an informal (weekly) discussion hour, covering health problems and alternative therapy and preventative ideas.
This is done in a group session and everyone is welcome.
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Mon., Feb. 27 4:30 - 5:30 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.
NOTE NEW DAY OF THE WEEK!
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Feb.276-7 PM
Find Your Family!

Genealogy Help is available at the local library the last Monday of each month!
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Tues., Feb. 28 3-4:30 PM
Science with Mr. Turtle

Join Mr. Harry every Tuesday from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in the Children's Library and explore the world of science. Every age is the right age to learn!
Logan-Hocking County District Library 230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Tues., Feb. 28 6:15-7 PM
STORY TIME AT THE LIBRARY- Wild Animals!

All ages welcome!
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348


* Story Time also occurs on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 - 10:45 AM




March 2017  EVENTS
Please, call the host organization to
confirm the latest date/time/event info.



Wed. March 1 10 - Noon
Doodle Bugs Art Club

*(Doodle Bugs Art Club for Lil' Ones age 0-3 years is a 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 explore the fun of art hands-on and take home a masterpiece!  Newborns and infants will have hands and feet painted for creative keepsakes. Parents get one-on-one time with their child to watch as they learn and try new things.)
Meets twice monthly at the Hocking County Library Building
230 E. Main Street
Info: (740) 380-1315 Ext. 247

(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, March 2 1- 3 PM
Yarn Lovers Unite!

Members are invited to join at the library each week to work on various projects and share techniques and progress. Anyone who knits, croquets or sews is invited to attend. All are welcome regardless of experience and ability, as this is a chance to share and learn.
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Thursday, March 2 3- 4 PM
Inroduction to Technology

Weekly event on learning how to use your new tablet or e-reader or even set up an e-mail or Facebook account. (Other times available by appointment.)
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Thurs., March 2 4:30 PM
Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party

Join in the fun, celebrating Dr. Seuss's special day with games, crafts, arts, and cookie decorating!
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Mon., Mar. 6 10:00 AM
Health Talk Hour

Harry Guda, MD retired will lead an informal (weekly) discussion hour, covering health problems and alternative therapy and preventative ideas.
This is done in a group session and everyone is welcome.
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Mon., March 6 4:30 - 5:30 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.
NOTE NEW DAY OF THE WEEK!
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Tues., March 7 3-4:30 PM
Science with Mr. Turtle

Join Mr. Harry every Tuesday from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in the Children's Library and explore the world of science. Every age is the right age to learn!
Logan-Hocking County District Library 230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Tues., March. 7 6 - 8:30 PM
Bowen House Coffee House

NEW Monthly event on the first Tuesday of each month. Those interested in singing, playing folk guitar, and learning new and new-to-you songs are welcome to attend the Bowen House Coffee House to join others with the same love of song. No cost, no audition, no choir, no performance. Come for the joy of singing! And perhaps a cup of coffee.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Thurs., March 9 4:30 PM
After School Movie - to be announced!

After school movies are back on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Popcorn and candy!
Gather in the Meeting Room.
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Fri., March 10 7 PM
The Dave Horsky Jazz Trio

Drummer Dave Horsky and friends present a jazz evening. Dave will be joined by Bob J. Mills on piano and Terry Douds on bass for the Bowen House Second Friday Parlor Concert.
Cost: $10 donation for general public; $8 for 2017 Bowen House members.
Space is limited; tickets can be reserved at the Bowen House open Wed. through Sat. from 2 - 5 PM.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Sat., March 11 7 PM
Appalachian Listening Room presents Jerry Rockwell with Laura Elder

Third Monthly Showcase concert of the 2017 season Live in the Back Room
Admission: $10.00.
Appalachian Listening Room
48 (B) W. Main Street
(740) 438-5273

Information: 740.438.5273. Find Appalachian Listening Room on Facebook
Sponsored by Pianoworks and CMC Real Estate



Mon., March 13 6 PM
BOOK CLUB

Book Club is the second Monday of every month.
Book for discussion: Digging to Americaby Anne Tyler.
Everyone welcome!
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Tues., March 14 7 PM
Hocking Valley Photography Group

Free monthly meeting of photography enthusiasts co-led by Dennis Savage and Laura Forbes Champ.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Wed. March 15 10 - Noon
Doodle Bugs Art Club

*(Doodle Bugs Art Club for Lil' Ones age 0-3 years is a 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 explore the fun of art hands-on and take home a masterpiece!  Newborns and infants will have hands and feet painted for creative keepsakes. Parents get one-on-one time with their child to watch as they learn and try new things.)
Meets twice monthly at the Hocking County Library Building
230 E. Main Street
Info: (740) 380-1315 Ext. 247

(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.)



Sat., March 18 7 - 10 PM
Appalachian Listening Room presents a Saint Patrick's Day Show

ALR Fundraiser: $5 at the door.
Songwriters and performers from across the region will perform 15 minute sets. Live in the Back Room
Free food; free drawings; 50-50 raffle.

Appalachian Listening Room
48 (B) W. Main Street
(740) 438-5273

Information: 740.438.5273. Find Appalachian Listening Room on Facebook
Sponsored by Pianoworks and CMC Real Estate



Sun., Mar. 19 4:30 PM
Appalachian Gospel Square Concert Series

Delivered will perform in the Sunday Gospel concert. Live in the Back Room
A love offering will be taken.
Appalachian Listening Room
48 (B) W. Main Street
(740) 438-5273

Information: 740.438.5273. Find Appalachian Listening Room on Facebook
Sponsored by Pianoworks and CMC Real Estate



March 276-7 PM
Find Your Family!

Genealogy Help is available at the local library the last Monday of each month!
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



April 2017  EVENTS
Please, call the host organization to
confirm the latest date/time/event info.



Wed. April 5 10 - Noon
Doodle Bugs Art Club

*(Doodle Bugs Art Club for Lil' Ones age 0-3 years is a 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 explore the fun of art hands-on and take home a masterpiece!  Newborns and infants will have hands and feet painted for creative keepsakes. Parents get one-on-one time with their child to watch as they learn and try new things.)
Meets twice monthly at the Hocking County Library Building
230 E. Main Street
Info: (740) 380-1315 Ext. 247

(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.)



Sat., April 8 7 PM
Appalachian Listening Room presents Barefoot McCoy with Square Thirteen

Fourth Monthly Showcase concert of the 2017 season Live in the Back Room
Admission: $10.00.
Appalachian Listening Room
48 (B) W. Main Street
(740) 438-5273

Information: 740.438.5273. Find Appalachian Listening Room on Facebook
Sponsored by Pianoworks and CMC Real Estate



Sat-Sun, April 8-9
9th Annual Hocking County Farm Bureau Ag Days

Many events including equipment exhibits, Boy Scout skills demonstrations, entertainment, tournaments and competitions, food, bluegrass music, garden tractor and kiddie tractor peddle pulls, antique tractor parade, displays and demonstrations Fun events for the kids and more! FREE
Info: Betty Shaw: (740) 385-5306
Hocking County Fairgrounds
150 N. Homer Avenue



Sunday, April 9 6:30 PM
Community Easter Cantata - Who Is This King?

A Community Choir will tell the Easter story through narration and song. Cantata is under the direction of Corby Leach and accompanist Susan Kendig.
First Presbyterian Church
2 W. Hunter Street
(740) 385-2242



Fri., April 14 7 PM
A Classical Evening with the Darlene Barrett String Trio

Join Darlene Barrett on cello with stringed instrument friends for the April Bowen House Second Friday Parlor Concert.
Cost: $10 donation for general public; $8 for 2017 Bowen House members.
Space is limited; tickets can be reserved at the Bowen House open Wed. through Sat. from 2 - 5 PM.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Friday, April 21
Second Annual Logan Town Center Pie Auction and Dinner

Fundraiser for Logan Town Center will feature a plated set price dinner with an auction of pies, desserts, and delectables.
More info to follow.
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street
(740) 385-6581



May 2017  EVENTS
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confirm the latest date/time/event info.



June 2017  EVENTS
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confirm the latest date/time/event info.



June 15 - 17
Annual Washboard Music Festival

More Info to Follow! Visit the website at www.washboardmusicfestival.com



July 2017  EVENTS
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confirm the latest date/time/event info.



Saturday, July 1all day
Backyard Barbeque & Rib Ruckus

Downtown Logan - Free Admission.
Car show; food; kid zone; music by 7 Bridges, the Ultimate Eagles experience!
Sponsored by the Logan Daily News
Logan's Town Center Intersection of Market and Main Streets



Tuesday, July 4dusk
Logan Independence Day Celebration

Fabulous fireworks at the fairgrounds at dusk!
Hocking County Fairgrounds
Homer Avenue



August 2017  EVENTS
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confirm the latest date/time/event info.



September 2017  EVENTS
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confirm the latest date/time/event info.



September 11 - 16
Hocking County Fair

Lots of live music, grandstand events, fair food and rides, arts and crafts, horticulture; 4-H and Grange Exhibits and much more.
Hocking County Fairgrounds
Homer Avenue



October 2017  EVENTS
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confirm the latest date/time/event info.



November 2017  EVENTS
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December 2017  EVENTS
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Saturday, Dec. 2
Logan Santa Parade

Floats, equestrian entries, twrillers, bands, and more - all culminating in the arrival of Santa Claus!
Parade begins at the Fairgrounds, traveling west on Main Street, ending at the Hocking Mall.
Sponsored by the Logan-Hocking Chamber of Commerce





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.  Established 1895, the Columbus Washboard Company is the last U.S. manufacturer of washboards and distributer of fine home and bath products.  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
Factory and Distribution Center:
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.


“Hocking County Historical Museum Summer Exhibits and Hours

New exhibits upstairs in the main building include a Replica of a one-room schoolhouse, a sewing circle, and a toyshop area. Watch for the surprise exhibit in the front yard!  Beginning April 10, 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 Wednesday through  Saturday. The house is closed Sunday through Tuesday.  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

January:
Logan Frozen Festival
Saturday, January 20th, 2018

June:
Washboard Music Festival
Thursday, June 15th to Saturday, June 17th, 2017