Johnny Appleseed Educational Center
& Museum


Johnny Appleseed Educational Center
& Museum

Barclay & Bailey Halls

Phone: 937-484-1303

Fax: 937-484-1322

 
The Johnny Appleseed Educational Center & Museum on Urbana University's campus in Urbana, Ohio holds the largest collection of memorabilia and written information about the life of John "Appleseed" Chapman known to exist in the world. A computer database is also available for research purposes for retrieval and identification of information. A National Registry of Johnny Appleseed's relatives has also been established for those interested in genealogical heritage.

 

Special items on display at the museum include a cider press (circa 1850) that was used by John James to process apples from trees planted by Johnny Appleseed in Champaign County, commemorative plates from festivals held in his honor, wood and bark from original trees planted by Johnny Appleseed in Ohio and Indiana, photos of monuments and markers dedicated to Johnny Appleseed and a portion of the many publications about Johnny Appleseed's life and legend that have been collected. In 1999, seedlings from the last known-surviving apple tree planted by Johnny Appleseed were transplanted in the courtyard around the museum. The trees are testimony to Johnny Appleseed's everlasting contributions to agricultural stewardship.

 

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are needed at the Johnny Appleseed Educational Center & Museum. Call Cheryl Ogden for more information: ( 937) 484-1303 or e-mail cogden@urbana.edu.

 
 

Urbana University Singers Present Spring Concert

Apr. 16th, 2014

The public is invited to the Urbana University Singers and Chamber Singers Spring Concert on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in the University Student Center’s Sara Landess Room. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. There is no admission charge for this event. Read More

Fach Rolls Perfect Game, 800 Series at 2014 USBC Open

Apr. 15th, 2014

From the time his flight landed in Reno on Tuesday morning, Graham Fach of Urbana, Ohio, was on the move, and that included a quick stop at his hotel, a to-go order at Denny's, a quick march down Center Aisle at the National Bowling Stadium and a record-performance at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships.

The 22-year-old left-hander barely had time to look around and admire the grandeur of the NBS before hitting the lanes at the one-of-a-kind venue for the first time, and three hours later, he polished off the ninth perfect game and first 800 series of the 2014 event. Read More

Urbana University Hosts Educators from China

Mar. 31st, 2014

Earlier this month, Urbana University (UU) welcomed Chinese educators to its second annual Educator Leadership Training Conference. The conference, hosted by the University’s office of international studies, provided eight Chinese graduate education students and two higher education administrators from Shenyang Normal University (SNU) with the opportunity to learn about P-12 schools in the United States. Read More

Urbana University Council

Apr. 16th, 2014

During this time of transformation, the voices of alumni, parents and friends are essential to the strategic direction of Urbana University. To ensure those voices are heard, we are pleased to announce the formation of the Urbana University Council. Read More

The Campaign To Transform Urbana University Begins

Mar. 21st, 2014

Urbana University Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Steven Polsley has announced the start of the “Transform Urbana University Campaign” with the goal of raising $5 million in unrestricted gifts by December 31, 2014. Read More

Fach Rolls Perfect Game, 800 Series at 2014 USBC Open

Apr. 15th, 2014

From the time his flight landed in Reno on Tuesday morning, Graham Fach of Urbana, Ohio, was on the move, and that included a quick stop at his hotel, a to-go order at Denny's, a quick march down Center Aisle at the National Bowling Stadium and a record-performance at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships.

The 22-year-old left-hander barely had time to look around and admire the grandeur of the NBS before hitting the lanes at the one-of-a-kind venue for the first time, and three hours later, he polished off the ninth perfect game and first 800 series of the 2014 event. Read More