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.

 
 

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The Urbana University Athletic Department and Club 16 are inviting all area youth football players and cheerleaders to attend the football team's home opener on Saturday, September 6th. Any youth football player or youth cheerleader in uniform will receive FREE admission, a free gift from Club 16, and be invited onto the field at halftime to participate in an activity with UU football players and cheerleaders. Kickoff is set for 12:00 p.m. The Blue Knights will battle the Cavs from the University of Virginia-Wise. Read More

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Aug. 28th, 2014

The Urbana University Athletic Department and Club 16 are inviting all area youth football players and cheerleaders to attend the football team's home opener on Saturday, September 6th. Any youth football player or youth cheerleader in uniform will receive FREE admission, a free gift from Club 16, and be invited onto the field at halftime to participate in an activity with UU football players and cheerleaders. Kickoff is set for 12:00 p.m. The Blue Knights will battle the Cavs from the University of Virginia-Wise. Read More