MLK Day Open House Celebration

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MLK Day Open House Celebration

January 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The program will now be from 12 PM to 2 PM instead of 4 PM. 400 people maximum capacity. First come first serve. Due to the rise in pandemic cases, we will perform temperature checks on entrance.
On Monday, January 17th, 2022 (MLK Jr. Day), from 12 PM to 2 PM, join the King Arts Complex to explore the impact of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The 2022 theme is “Exemplify: The Dream” and keynote speaker is Senator Hearcel Craig (OH-15). It is an annual community program that is an excellent opportunity for children, families and friends to enjoy dance, music, spoken word and theatre performances. The MLK Day Open House is also an opportunity to learn about the civil rights movement and to explore the Ohio History Center.
The schedule will be available at the link below once final:
Seeds of Caring, with the generous support of White Castle and other sponsors, will have 5 different service stations set up where kids can contribute to their community in meaningful ways in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Activities will include making posters with Pint Size Protesters, assembling personal care kits for neighbors in need, decorating and packing snack bags for unhoused neighbors, designing bookmarks promoting diversity in literature with Harper’s Corner, and creating take-home art inspired by MLK’s legacy. Together, we can make Monday, January 17 a day on, and not a day off!
In addition to our schedule, the Ohio History Connection will be hosting a special film screening of The Green Book from 10:30 AM to 3 PM and writing letters to our service members. There will be free parking. Water will be provided. Don’t miss out on giveaway prizes as well!
COVID safety measures are strongly encouraged. Masks are required. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available at a designated station. We will follow Ohio History Center’s COVID protocols. Stay tuned for more COVID related information.
Keynote speaker biography:
Senator Hearcel Craig will serve as the keynote speaker for the MLK Day Open House Celebration. Hearcel F. Craig brings a strong background of public service to the Statehouse as he serves in his first term as state Senator following two two-year terms as state Representative. He also serves as Assistant Minority Whip for the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus.
Program support is provided by Nationwide, Homage, Park National Bank, NBC 4, Urban One and in partnership with the Ohio History Connection and Seeds Of Caring.
Operating supporters include AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER Foundation, Bath and Body Works, City of Columbus, Columbus Foundation, Crabbe Brown & James, LLP, Easton Community Foundation, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Martin Luther King Breakfast Committee, Inc., Nationwide Foundation and Ohio Arts Council.
Seeds Of Caring – More Information:


January 17, 2022
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


The King Arts Complex
(614) 645-5464
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Ohio History Center
800 E 17th Ave
Columbus, OH 43211 United States
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(800) 686-6124
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