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

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



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.


Saturday, November 1 9 AM - 3 PM
31st Annual Fall Craft Show


Fifty booths of crafts and other items available for purchase, as well as a 50/50 raffle.%nbsp; One of this year's raffle prizes will be an autographed OSU football.  Other door prizes will be awarded hourly, along with other raffle prizes.  A concession stand with baked goods, sandwiches and drinks will be available.
All proceeds benefit the Kalklosch Scholarships given to LHS District Seniors.  Last year, $4,500 was awarded to nine recipients.
Info:  Jim Kalklosch at (740) 385-2259 or (740) 607-4086.
LOCATION:  Elberfeld Building
87 W. Main Street



Saturday, November 1 4 - 6:30 PM
Harvest Supper


Choice of Sauerkraut & Pork or Beef and Noodles along with two sides:  homemade mashed potatoes and green beans.  Coffee, Tea and Dessert — all for $6.00
Location:  Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street

Sponsored by Interim Healthcare of Logan.  All proceeds go to the Senior Center.



Tuesday, November 4 10 am
Story Hour


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



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 7 PM
The Bowen House Concert Series continues with Zeke's Fancy


Zeke's Fancy takes traditional dance music from the British Isles and Appalachia and combines it with American swing to create a unique blend.  Their sound is anchored by Zeke Hutchison, mandolin; complimented by Mark Barsamian, fiddle; backed by Nick Weiland, bass and Dave Borowski, guitar.  With rich musical backgrounds in traditional, bluegrass, classical and jazz Zeke's Fancy is sure to bring a smile to your face and a tap to your toes.
$5 donation suggested.
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



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