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    Heisey Glass Museum

    by abi_maha Updated Dec 29, 2009

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    This very interesting Glass Museum is housed in an 1831 Greek Revival Style House that was built by Samuel D. King. The house was moved to the Veterans Park in 1973 where it has stood ever since! You can expect to see more than 5000 pieces of Heisy glassware. The collection, largely donated by or purchased by Heisey Collectors of America(HCA) members, includes hundreds of patterns and all known colors of glass.
    Upon entering this building (there is a fee of $4 pp) you are given a quick guide on the layout of the place after which you can roam the sections with a very detailed Gallery Guide, as it says you have just taken the first step in broadening your knowledge of handmade American glass! Most of the glass works here, other than those donated by members of the Heisley Collectors Inc., were made by A.H.Heisley & Co., between 1896 & 1957. The 1st Gallery takes you through the timelines in chronological order, starting with 1896- 1899: introduction of 4 new colors- Emerald, Canary, Ivorina & Opal.
    Between 1900-1909, the colonial styles of flute, scallops and panels are introduced to us. The next decade (1910-19) sees 4 extensive patterns, one we had seen many times but this display taught us to recognize as Greek Key, Narrow flute, Yeoman & Revere. I particularly liked the colored basket vases display here.
    1920-29 saw the popularity of twisted patterns and the next decade takes us through the exquisite collections (my favorite) of Alexandrite- a beautiful purple/mauve shade of glass! The next 2 decades were the war times when raw materials and manpower were scarce for glass making.
    The other levels were the King House on the 1 st Floor and a Lower Level displaying tools used. The 2nd Floor Gallery 2 hosted displays of candlesticks, nappies (handle-less bowls), jars, Krall exhibits, salad sets etc.
    All in all for us this was a very unique experience second only to the Crystal gallery in udaipur! A special note of thanks to Ms Susan Dawson for allowing us to take a few select pictures inside the museum and for giving us some valuable information on the history of the Museum.

    Museum hours:
    Tuesday- Saturday 10-4
    Sunday - 1-4

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    Walk around downtown

    by abi_maha Updated Dec 28, 2009

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    Snow Gal ;)
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    It is the festive season and almost every neighborhood is in it's best garb, so despite it being winter, AJ and I always brave the streets and walk around any new place we head to. The same with Newark ensured some meorable moments for us.. I got to pose with several snowmen ;) And we sure saw some intersting architecture.

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    Newark Public Library

    by abi_maha Written Dec 28, 2009

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    The public libraries across the USA are fantastic and the Newark library is the same, we were not surprised to find a full parking lot on the day succeeding Christmas. We are addicted to the Columbus Metropolitan Library ourselves!

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    Other attractions in the veterans complex

    by abi_maha Written Dec 28, 2009

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    The Historical Society
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    The Licking County Historical Society is here. Started way back in May of 1867, the forerunner of this organization lasted till 1887. The group met in the basement of the courthouse, where they kept records, written in a secretary's book. It was not until 1947 that another group would emerge with the purpose of preserving Newark's rich history. Mr Fred lazarus's davidson house became home to this museum in Dec 1947.That apart a couple of artworks/statues that caught our fancy. The John clem Statue- who is considered to be the youngest at age 9 to join the union army and was erected on 14th November 1999 (hope my memory serves me right)

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    Veterans Park

    by abi_maha Updated Dec 28, 2009

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    A memorial to our fathers
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    Dedicated to the memory of revolutionary war soldiers known to be buried in the 6th street cemetry. This park is a quiet memory of the lives lost in war to violence. One thing that is truly amazing about the people of USA is how much they value every human's life. In countries like our's we just seem to take the human life for granted and here while you see these memorials we remeber that for every life lost there are ten others that carry fond memories of those who are long gone.....

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    Dawes Arboretum 2

    by abi_maha Written Dec 28, 2009

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    As we walk the Short Loop trail
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    Adding some pics of the Nature Center, our short hike on the Short Loop Trail, the Dawes lake and the Observation Tower. As we climbed the wooden structure of the Observation Tower that was surrounded by pine trees we were hoping against hope for a sighting of an Owl, but that was not to be :(

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    Dawes Arboretum

    by abi_maha Written Dec 28, 2009

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    One of the premier public gardens of North America, The Dawes Arboretum encompasses nearly 1800 acres of plant collections, gardens and lakes. There are 8 miles of hiking trails and a 4 mile auto tour. We took the auto tour by ourselves in our car, it is a very well planned tour that takes you throught the grounds of the Arboretum with appropriate parking at every spot of interest. Things to do while here:
    Daweswood House tour: Inside this a Spiral walnut staircase graces the foyer and is echoed by the curved walls of the second floor. This was once the Dawes' family country home. The Dawes Arboretum was founded by Beman and Bertie Dawes in 1929. They both loved trees and while working in the lumber industry young Dawes dreamed of providing people with an opportunity to learn about trees.
    Visit the nature center: The nature center is right upfront once you enter the Arboretum, right outside of it is a bird watching are- we saw hundreds of house finches and tree sparrows here. Even some hairy and downy woodpeckers. It includes a Gift Shop, Bonsai Collections and restrooms.
    Visit the Dawes Memorial: An imposing structure diagonally opposite to the Dawes House this is where the remains ofthe family are buried.
    Visit the japanese Gardens: Showcases Japanese Cherry Trees
    See the Dawes lake, Oak's collection, Conifer Glen and Cypress Swamp.
    Do not miss the observation tower near the Dawes Lake that gives you a great view of the Arboretum as well as a good sight of the Hedges lettering to form the letters 'D-A-W-E-S A-R-B-O-R-E-T-U-M'
    The Arboretum is open Dawn till Dusk, closed only on New year's, Thanksgiving & Christmas. It is other wise open Mon-sat : 8 am to 5 pm; Sundays & holidays: 1pm to 5 pm. Admission is free.
    I am continuing the photos as another tip. Such a beautiful place surely deserves more than 5 photos :)

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    Dawes Arboretum

    by abi_maha Written Dec 28, 2009

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    The Hedges Lettering
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    One of the premier public gardens of North America, The Dawes Arboretum encompasses nearly 1800 acres of plant collections, gardens and lakes. There are 8 miles of hiking trails and a 4 mile auto tour. We took the auto tour by ourselves in our car, it is a very well planned tour that takes you throught the grounds of the Arboretum with appropriate parking at every spot of interest. Things to do while here:
    Daweswood House tour: Inside this a Spiral walnut staircase graces the foyer and is echoed by the curved walls of the second floor. This was once the Dawes' family country home. The Dawes Arboretum was founded by Beman and Bertie Dawes in 1929. They both loved trees and while working in the lumber industry young Dawes dreamed of providing people with an opportunity to learn about trees.
    Visit the nature center: The nature center is right upfront once you enter the Arboretum, right outside of it is a bird watching are- we saw hundreds of house finches and tree sparrows here. Even some hairy and downy woodpeckers. It includes a Gift Shop, Bonsai Collections and restrooms.
    Visit the Dawes Memorial: An imposing structure diagonally opposite to the Dawes House this is where the remains ofthe family are buried.
    Visit the japanese Gardens: Showcases Japanese Cherry Trees
    See the Dawes lake, Oak's collection, Conifer Glen and Cypress Swamp.
    Do not miss the observation tower near the Dawes Lake that gives you a great view of the Arboretum as well as a good sight of the Hedges lettering to form the letters 'D-A-W-E-S A-R-B-O-R-E-T-U-M'
    The Arboretum is open Dawn till Dusk, closed only on New year's, Thanksgiving & Christmas. It is other wise open Mon-sat : 8 am to 5 pm; Sundays & holidays: 1pm to 5 pm. Admission is free.
    I am continuing the photos as another tip. Such a beautiful place surely deserves more than 5 photos :)

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    The Longaberger Building

    by abi_maha Written Dec 28, 2009

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    The Longa berger HQ
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    Newark is the site of several major manufacturers. The corporate headquarters of basket-maker Longaberger had their new building designed as a gigantic "medium market basket," their most popular model. It is just off the State Highway 16 and is a fantastic sight to behold! The campus is also nice landscaped with a pond that had several canadian geese. The 7 storeyed building is truly a creative marvel, hats off to the architect. The Longaberger Basket Building (tm) is a truely impressive example of Mimetic Architecture, and relatively recent at that. It was the brainchild of the Longaberger Empire Founder Dave Longaberger. One of his famous quote is "If they can put a man on the moon, they can certainly build a building that's shaped like a basket." and that is exactly what they have done! What an advertisement for the company really!

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    Licking County Courthouse

    by abi_maha Written Dec 28, 2009

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    The Licking County Domestic Relations Court is a special division of the Licking County Common Pleas Court. By special, it means that only certain kinds of cases can be heard here. mostly- all cases involving divorce, dissolution of marriage, legal separation and annulment for people who live within the borders of Licking County and also cases involving civil domestic violence.
    They have an awesome lighting display here and each year Santa comes to courthouse, the excitement of the kids is almost tangible. With a very vocal support from the crowd Santa lights the courthouse! :)

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    Dawes Arboretum

    by Russkiytatarin Written Jan 21, 2006

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    They have several nice trails:
    Maple Trail: 3/4 mile, includes Cypress swamp.
    Holly trail: 1.25 miles, includes Japanese garden (very nice)
    Rare Tree walk: 1/3 mile, unusual trees and shrubs
    Asian Trails: 1/3 mile: Azalea Glen, Asian collection and gazebo.

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    Longaberger Basket

    by Russkiytatarin Written Jan 19, 2006
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    This is the headquarters of Longarberger Basket Company. Admission is free. You can come inside and get a free photocard. This building is 7 stories high. 192' long, 126' wide at grade, 208' x 142' at the roof. Total weight of handles 150 tonn. Was constructed between 1995 and 1997.

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    Blackhand Gorge

    by Russkiytatarin Written Jan 21, 2006

    Very spectacular gorge cut by Licking River. There is a paved bikeway(nature trail), can be explored on foot or by bike.

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