Day Trips & Special Events
Prices for Day Trips and Special Events include all admissions and bus fare, where applicable.
Amish Art and Culture
Thursday, June 19
$83 members/98 non-members
Leave from parking lot M at 8 a.m. and return by 9:30 p.m.
Register by June 12
Begin with a tour of the hand carved chapel at the Howell Military Academy. Then experience the Quilt Gardens of the Amish Heritage Trail. Quilting, gardening and art are joined into a one-of-a-kind event. A colorful patchwork of quilt inspired gardens and quilt-themed murals are linked by the roads that form the Heritage Trail. Also view the work of the Wall Dogs, an artistic group that designs and paints unique murals, with a stop for lunch at an Amish farm. We will explore more quilt barns before boarding the Dixie Stern wheeler for a river cruise and light dinner.
Illegal Gambling Clubs Of Toledo; the Chips, the Dice, the Places and Faces
Thursday August 28
$10 for lunch & jazz, reservations requested
10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Toledo has a shady past of gambling clubs, mobsters, bookies, and bettors. Going back to the turn of the century, illegal gambling clubs persisted despite police raids and the attempts of local politicians to shut them down. Terry Shaffer has spent the past 15 years researching and collecting gambling memorabilia, vintage casino chips, and stories! Terry will delve into the details of the clubs, locations, the owners and operators, including mug shots of the notorious Purple Gang. Terry's book, Illegal Gambling Clubs of Ohio, will be available for purchase and signing. 10:30–noon, free
Picnic lunch: hot dogs and all the fixings! Noon–1 p.m.
The Cake Walkin' Jazz Band will perform the authentic New Orleans jazz Toledoans have been enjoying for more than 30 years. 1–2:30 p.m.