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.




Upcoming Events E-Mail Sign-Up
If you would like to receive e-mail announcements
of upcoming events in downtown Logan
,
please click here
for a short form where you can enter your e-mail address.
We send out 3 or 4 e-mails a month, depending on the season.

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 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
Seedlings 15th Annual Spring Art Art Show

Logan-Hocking Middle School art show and will be on display through the end of March.
Regular Bowen House hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 2 - 5 PM and by appointment.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org


Friday, March 17 4 - 7 PM
St. John Catholic Church Lenten Fish Fry

Knights of Columbus St. James Council 2299 presents the second fish fry of the season - fish frys run through Friday, April 7.
All-you- can-eat fish, sides, dessert and beverages. Carry-out available.
Adults: $8; students: $6; Family (parents and children under 18): $25.
Proceeds benefit scholarship fund; families in need; the Cairo's Organization; and funeral dinners.
Use North Street entrance.
St. John Catholic Church Social Hall
(740) 385-2549



Fri., March 17 7 PM
Women Speak Event - Story-Poetry-Song

Eighth annual Women of Appalachia event - there is no cost.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



Sat., March 18 11 AM
Macrame' Workshop led by Vicki Norris

Cost for members is eighteen dollars and includes instruction, supplies, and lunch. Call the Bowen House to reserve your spot.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



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 all across the region will perform 15 minute sets.
Free food; free drawings; 50/50 raffle. 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



Mon., Mar. 20 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 20 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 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., March 21 6:15-7 PM
STORY TIME AT THE LIBRARY- Rain, rain, go Away!

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., March 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



Thurs., March 231 - 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



Thurs., March 233-4 PM
Introduction 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, March 24 4 - 7 PM
St. John Catholic Church Lenten Fish Fry

Knights of Columbus St. James Council 2299 presents the second fish fry of the season - fish frys run through Friday, April 7.
All-you- can-eat fish, sides, dessert and beverages. Carry-out available.
Adults: $8; students: $6; Family (parents and children under 18): $25.
Proceeds benefit scholarship fund; families in need; the Cairo's Organization; and funeral dinners.
Use North Street entrance.
St. John Catholic Church Social Hall
(740) 385-2549



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



Tues., March 28 6:15-7 PM
STORY TIME AT THE LIBRARY- Spring Makes My Heart Sing!

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




Friday, March 31 4 - 7 PM
St. John Catholic Church Lenten Fish Fry

Knights of Columbus St. James Council 2299 presents the second fish fry of the season - fish frys run through Friday, April 7.
All-you- can-eat fish, sides, dessert and beverages. Carry-out available.
Adults: $8; students: $6; Family (parents and children under 18): $25.
Proceeds benefit scholarship fund; families in need; the Cairo's Organization; and funeral dinners.
Use North Street entrance.
St. John Catholic Church Social Hall
(740) 385-2549



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



Saturday, April 1 9 AM - 3 PM
4th Annual Spring Craft Show & More!

40+ booths of crafts and more. Raffles: AJ Hawk authgraphed 8 x 10 photo; NY Yankees Scentsy Warmer; Silver Eagle Coin/Gift Certs from businesses.
Hourly Door Prizes and Many Raffles; 50-50
Concession Stand with baked goods, sandwiches, and drinks.
All proceeds benefit the Kalklosch Scholarships given to Logan-Hocking School District seniors; $4,000 awarded to eight recipients in 2016!
at the Elberfeld Building
87 W. Main Street
Info: Jim Kalklosch at (740) 385-2259 or (740) 607-4086



Saturday, April 1 4 - 6:30 PM
Spaghetti Dinner

Spaghetti with meat sauce; garlic bread, salad, dessert, and beverage.
Suggested Donation: $8.00; Children 13 and under $4.00.
Take Out Available
Sponsored by Logan Health Care - proceeds to scenic Hills Senior Center
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street
(740) 385-6581



Tues., April 4 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



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.)



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

Knights of Columbus St. James Council 2299 presents the second fish fry of the season - fish frys run through Friday, April 7.
All-you- can-eat fish, sides, dessert and beverages. Carry-out available.
Adults: $8; students: $6; Family (parents and children under 18): $25.
Proceeds benefit scholarship fund; families in need; the Cairo's Organization; and funeral dinners.
Use North Street entrance.
St. John Catholic Church Social Hall
(740) 385-2549



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



Mon., April 10 6 PM
BOOK CLUB

Book Club is the second Monday of every month.
Book for discussion: Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
Everyone welcome!
Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
(740) 385-2348



Tues., April 11 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



Thurs., April 13 4:30 PM
After School Movie - Disney's Tangled Before Ever After

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., 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



Wed. April 19 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.)



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

Fundraiser for Logan Town Center will feature a plated set price beef or chicken noodle dinner with an auction of pies, desserts, and delectables.
All proceeds will go toward restoration of Logan's Town Center.
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street
(740) 385-6581



Thurs., April 277 PM
Historical Society Program/Meeting

First meeting of the 2017 season will feature Nyla Vollmer, David Walker and Elise Meyers Walker presenting their new book: Carrying Coal to Columbus: Mining the Hocking Valley.
The book's history begins in 1755 with the discovery of coal deposits in the Hocking Valley region, spanning Hocking, Athens and Perry counties. The book focuses on the influence of coal, from the wealthiest coal baron to the lowest miner, the struggles and joys of local life.
Hocking County Historical Society
64 N. Culver Street
(740)385-6026



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



Sat., May 13 7 PM
Appalachian Listening Room presents Andrew Adkins & Annie Neely with Jeffery Branham

Fifth 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

(Entrance from the alley)
Information: 740.438.5273. Find Appalachian Listening Room on Facebook
Sponsored by Pianoworks and CMC Real Estate



Sat., May 27 11 AM - 2 PM
Logan High School Alumni Day

Annual event on the Bowen House lawn. Guests will enjoy the Women at Work art show featuring local women's artistic talent.
The Logan High School Jazz Band will perform under the direction of Jeff North.
A "by suggested donation" lunch will feature Logan's favorites such as Shake Shoppe Stuffed Shirt, B & E Coney Dogs, Schmitter's brownies; Walsh cookies; and a new Hocking County addition.
For more information, contact the Bowen House or visit the website.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street

(740) 385-0344
www.bowenhouse.org



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



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



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