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Historic Fort Steuben Offers Fall Adult Education Classes

Due to popular demand, Adult Education Classes will be held at historic Fort Steuben on September 13-14-15.  The class will be held from 6-8pm in the Conference Room at the Visitors Center. 

“Building off of our popular Summer Youth Program, Staff at Fort Steuben over the years have received many requests from adults who wanted to take part in the program.” Explained Paul Zuros, Executive Director at Historic Fort Steuben. “Now adults can be a part of the fun originally only offered to youth.” 

Class attendees will cover several local history topics over the course of the program.  Special guest and local author Alan Fitzpatrick will speak on Native American history and culture. Other topics will include the surveying and settlement of the Northwest Territory, the military experiences at the Fort, the Lewis and Clark expedition and the work of archaeologists. Also, they will have a chance to learn about the local creatures in the Ohio River as well as march with Baron von Steuben.

Applications for the 2021 Adult Education Class at Historic Fort Steuben are now being accepted. Applications are available at Fort Steuben, as well as online at www.oldfortsteuben.com. Class sizes are limited, and space is on a first come first serve basis. 

                The program runs from 6pm to 8pm Monday September 13, Tuesday September 14, and Wednesday September 15.  Cost for the program will be $45 total or $15 per day. Pre-registration is required.  For more information, call 740-283-1787. Historic Fort Steuben is located at 120 S. 3rd Street in Steubenville.

Photo: Students sift for artifacts in the archaeology dig during the Summer Youth Educational Program at Historic Fort Steuben.

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Special Labor Day Fort Steuben Concert

Due to so many rain cancellations this season for the 2021 Fort Steuben Concert Series, a special ‘make-up’ concert has been scheduled for Labor Day at the Berkman Amphitheater, 120 South Third Street, Steubenville. The Fossils and SILVER SPRINGS: FLEETWOOD MAC EXPERIENCE will be performing beginning at 7:00pm September 6th.

The Fossils recreate the music from the 70s to today and originals as well. They aim to offer the Best Harmonies in the Valley with the talents of Mary Blake, M.D. Hall and Harry Yeager.

Members of the Silver Springs tribute band hail from Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania and recreate the full experience of Fleetwood Mac. This talented group includes Dave Morgan, Keith Williams, Mike Bess, Joe Mazy, Mindy Bess and Becky Kimble.

Food vendors will also be available.

So come end the ‘summer season’ on Labor Day with tunes and treats at Fort Steuben Park!

As always, no admission is charged, but a free will offering will be collected at intermission.

The Fossils
Silver Springs: Fleetwood Mac Experience

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Tourism in Steubenville/Jefferson County Ohio

The 2020 Economic Impact of Tourism in Jefferson County, Ohio as well as the Steubenville/Jefferson County Visitor Center Annual Report (Jan 1-Dec. 31, 2020) have been released.

Click here to view 2020 Economic Impact of Tourism

Click here to view Annual Report

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Steubenville Flower Coop to hold 2nd Annual Steubenville Garden Tour

Ohio gardeners, rejoice! The Steubenville Flower Cooperative has scheduled its second annual Garden Tour for Saturday, August 14th from 10am to 3pm.

“Last year’s event was great success with rave reviews and I’m excited that this year we have more host gardens and more time to view them all,” explained Alex Renn, Founder, Steubenville Flower Cooperative.

“We’ve got a diverse selection of gardens including the Steubenville Flower Cooperative’s cut flower garden, multiple downtown vegetable gardens showcasing water reclamation, the crowd-favorite landscape garden featured last year, a brand-new gardening and compost center downtown, and more,” Renn added.

The free event requires registration and is well choreographed to allow visitors to rotate through the locations, preventing any one site from getting overwhelmed. Each attendee checks in and receives a map with directions to their starting garden

“The tour is a fun thing to do on a Saturday, but I hope it also inspires people to start their own gardens said Renn.

And visitors from last year’s tour agreed as one commented, “It was really cool to be able to see people’s gardens and talk to them about it. It was nice to hear about people’s passion for gardening and how much time they devote to their gardens. Hearing about how they started helped me feel more comfortable that I may be able to start my own garden one day.”

For more information, contact Alex Renn at steubenvilleflowercoop@gmail.com or 541.829.3036 or find them on facebook or instagram: @steubenvilleflowercoop.

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FORT STEUBEN CONCERT SERIES REVISED SCHEDULE

Due to inclement weather, a number of the concerts at the Berkman Amphitheater in Fort Steuben Park have been re-scheduled. As of July 10, 2021, the following is an updated Schedule.

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2021 DEAN MARTIN HOMETOWN CELEBRATION

The 2021 Dean Martin Hometown Celebration will take place this Thursday through Saturday (June 24th – June 26th) starting on Thursday with a live concert at Berkman Amphitheater by the extremely popular “Beatlemania Magic: Experience the Beatles” and a Karaoke Contest at The Spot Bar, then followed by two days of Street Fair with live entertainment , food, vendors, tours of Jefferson County Historical Museum Dean Martin Room, trolley tours. Dino Cruise-in and live entertainment at The Spot Bar.

See full program below:

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COMING IN JUNE…….!

Welcoming June is a new event, FIRST WEDNESDAY IN WINTERSVILLE. The event takes place June 2nd on Main Street Wintersville, from 4:30-8:30pm (rain or shine) and features a farmers’ market, craft vendors, food trucks, kids’ games, DJ, wine & beer.  First Wednesday in Wintersville is planned for the first Wednesdays of the month from June through October.

The following day, June 3rd is the first regular FORT STEUBEN SUMMER CONCERTS, featuring Easy Street and THE VOGUES.   The concert begins at 7pm at the Berkman Amphitheater, Fort Steuben Park. No admission is charged, however, a free will offering is welcome to help pay for the entertainers.  The concerts will continue each Thursday thereafter through the end of July, with THE FANTASY’S, VINCE VILLANOVA BIG BAND, BEATLEMANIA MAGIC, RON RETZER TRIO and many more!

Next, on June 4th, is FIRST FRIDAY ON FOURTH, with the June theme: Storybook. First Fridays take place on Fourth Street, beginning at 6pm.  There will be music, art, food, beer, wine, and local production for all.  The event is sponsored by The Harmonium Project and Leonardo’s Coffeehouse & Renaissance Coffee Roasting Co.  

The first weekend of the month brings us OHIO VALLEY FRONTIER DAYS, the annual celebration of history and the past.  Meet the Soldiers, Surveyors, and Native Americans who were part of our 18th century heritage.  Taking place at Historic Fort Steuben on Saturday, June 5th, from 10am to 8pm and Sunday, June 6th, from 11am to 5pm, this festival brings food, music, crafts, re-enactors and fun for the whole family. Admission:   Adults – $6; Youth (6-12) – $3; and under 6 years old is free.   Also, at the same time visit the OHIO PIONEERS EXHIBIT at Historic Fort Steuben, which is ongoing from May 16th through June 30th

STEUBENVILLE GOSPEL MUSIC NIGHT, presented by the Ohio Valley Youth Network & The Sycamore Youth Center, takes place on Sunday, June 13th at 6:30pm at the Berkman Amphitheater, Fort Steuben  Park, 120 S. Third Street.  There are 15 featured artists and special guest: Ashley Marina (seen on America’s Got Talent). Admission is free.   For further info, call Bobby Jon Bauman at 740-409-2986.

Saturday, June 19th is the JUNETEENTH FREEDOM DAY FESTIVAL at the Second Baptist Church from 10am to 8pm.  It will feature DJ, all day music, local talent, health and wellness information and screenings, vendors, food and much more.

THE 35th ANNUAL GRECIAN FOOD FEST at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, takes place from Wednesday, June 23rd through Friday, June 25th, from 11am to 9pm each day.   Free admission and parking.  Available for the Festival, they will be accepting carry – out orders via their Online Ordering system.

The same week, the DEAN MARTIN HOMETOWN CELEBRATION takes place, beginning Thursday, June 24th through Saturday, June 26th, co-hosted by The Fort Steuben Visitor Center and The Spot Bar. The festival features a street fair, with food, vendors, live (free) entertainment, and car cruise in; and nightly entertainment at The Spot Bar.  For a full schedule visit:  Steubenville Hometown Celebration Facebook page or www.visitsteubenville.com

 The 2021 BREW AND FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL, presented by Festival in the Woods, takes place on Saturday, June 26th, from 11am – 8pm, 210 S. Park Street, Richmond.

 

 

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2021 Fort Steuben Concert Series are a go!

The first of this year’s Fort Steuben Concert Series is scheduled to take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st.

The weekly Thursday night concerts begin that week, June 3rd, and continue through Thursday June 29th.  Of course, the end date may vary due to rescheduling of concerts postponed due to inclement weather.  There is also a concert on Sunday, July 4th, featuring Roz and Lynn and Spinning Jenny.

The season opens on the 31st with The Stereos and The Vogues. (See below for a complete schedule). 

The concerts are held at the Berkman Amphitheater, Fort Steuben Park, 120 South 3rd Street, Steubenville Ohio.          All the performances begin at 7:00pm, unless otherwise noted, and the schedule is subject to change. There is no admission charged, however, the ‘bucket’ is passed for a free will offering to help support this endeavor.

For updated information go to www.oldfortsteuben.com or www.visitsteubenville.com

 

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Annual Spring Quilt Show – ‘The Joy of Quilts’

The 2021 Spring Quilt Show at Historic Fort Steuben will take place from March 29th through April 10th.

Each year the public is invited to bring in their treasured quilts, old and new alike, either made by themselves or someone else, to put on display. The show has become a popular event which brings ‘joy’ to the proud owners/creators of the quilts as well as the many folks who come to view the quilts.    Normally, there are approximately 30 quilts (depending on the sizes of the quilts) and a variety of patterns and ages on display.   Hand and machine quilts are both welcome.

This year there will be some added fun to the event with the option for visitors to vote for their favorite quilt.  The process will be simple, without categories, just a ‘vote for your favorite’.  Voting is strictly by choice and visitors who prefer to just come enjoy the beauty of the quilts are most welcome to do that.  To vote, a $1 donation will be requested. 

Anyone wishing to display a quilt in the show is requested to call 740.283.1787 or email mary@visitsteubenville.com by MARCH 10th for an application.  There is no fee to enter a quilt in the show.

Admission, as always, is free.  Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and Sundays from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

So, whether you are a proud owner/creator of a quilt to enter or want to view and appreciate their beauty and workmanship, don’t miss this opportunity to experience the ‘Joy of Quilts’ at Historic Fort Steuben this spring!

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