Tag Archives: Tecumseh

New Xenia Area State Park To Have Chillicothe Connection

Article Presented By Rathkamp Financial

(Xenia)- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources recently broke ground on Great Council State Park, which will feature a 12,000-square-foot interpretive center with an architectural design based on a council house historically used by the Shawnee tribes. It will be on the site of the birthplace of the Shawnee Chief Tecumseh.

Photo courtesy of ODNR

Inside, visitors will find three floors of exhibits, a theater area, a living stream, and a gallery. The displays will honor the Shawnee tribes of the past and allow present-day members of the Shawnee nation to share their stories. The expected opening is 2023.

Talon Silverhorn, Cultural Programs Manager for the ODNR and overseeing the development of this park, will be speaking at Mound City Visitor Center of the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park on July 23, 2022 at 11am. The event is open and free to the public.  A Friends of Hopewell Culture NHP informal reception is being hosted for members only at 10am before the public presentation.

To become a member of the Friends group email reepterressa@yahoo.com

Tecumseh Tickets On Sale For 50th Season

Presented By Classic Brands

Tickets for the 2022 season of the outdoor drama “Tecumseh!” are now on sale on the Scioto Society website.

The drama will be in its 50th season in 2022, having started in 1973. They took off the 2020 season due to the pandemic.

The 2022 season is slated to open on June 16th and will run through September 4th.

“Tecumseh!”, which is produced by the Scioto Society, tells the story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred homelands in the Ohio country during the late 1700’s.

For tickets dates and other information, go to our link to the Scioto Society’s website. CLICK HERE:

Holidays on the Mountain Now Freed Admission, Donations Will Be Accepted

Presented by Atomic Speedway

News from Sugarloaf Mountain: Holidays on the Mountain is now a free event.

“After hearing from numerous people in the community that they simply didn’t have extra money to do a holiday event with their families, we’ve decided to make this a free event” explained Brandon Smith, President/CEO of The Scioto Society in a news release Saturday morning.

Previously, the producers of Tecumseh charged $20 per car for admission for the event. While admission to the remainder of the event will be free, donations will be accepted.

The event continues through Sunday and next weekend from 12pm-6pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Holidays on the Mountain” is something new at Sugarloaf Mountain, featuring The Timberworks Lumberjack Show with shows at 1pm, 3pm, and 4:30pm daily.

Smith adds “Enjoy seasonal food and drinks, try your hand at axe throwing with Southern Ohio Axe Throwing, enjoy classic holiday movies, shop our gift shop for unique gifts and more.”

(Logo from Scioto Society)

“Tecumseh!” Has Breakout Year

Presented By Classic Brands

Brandon Smith says audience support has been outstanding this summer. Watch to hear more.

Our Litter Media cameras sat down with Scioto Society CEO Brandon Smith as the season for the outdoor drama Tecumseh! was winding down, with their final 2021 show on Sunday, September 5th.

Smith said “Its been almost shocking, really, how many people have come through this summer. We were really anticipating doing very, very low crowds that averaged maybe 300-400 people per night, but it has certainly been more than that. In fact it might wind up being that we have the largest attendance in the past decade. So it has been a great summer. People have been happy to get out, people have been so nice to each other this year. We have a lot of family reunions at the theatre this year- people that haven’t seen their family in the last year are coming together and its been a wonderful experience.”

Smith also said the need for a smaller cast in the show has led to many positives, including them being of the most close-knit casts since he’s been back as the producer.

Smith also wanted to thank the community along with the Ross-Chillicothe Foundation, Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau for their support, which was essential in them getting back on stage in 2021.

“Outdoor drama as an industry has led the way this year on how to reopen theaters, safely. Of the four to five big ones (outdoor shows) that opened this year, I believe all of those folks were having very high attendance”, Smith said. “With only one exception, none of the shows had anyone that got sick, which is incredible when you consider we are talking about hundreds of thousands of people going through these theatres. We all did it the right way. We did it slowly and deliberately and it has paid off.” 

Smith says theatres and sports events around the nation collaborated with each other on what was working for their returning to outdoor entertainment.