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July 26, 2022

Open Doors: Hower House Museum – Free Tours

The Hower House was completed in 1871 as the new home for wealthy industrialist John Henry Hower, his wife Susan Youngker and their three sons. Hower was active in milling, reaping and the cereal industry. He and Akron architect Jacob Snyder designed this house in the Second Empire Italianate style with a unique floor plan […]

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July 26, 2022

Open Doors: Palmer House History Revisited

Our unique Palmer House Museum is housed in one of the few vertical beam construction houses still in use today. Glimpse life from the historical perspective with interactive activities including children’s games, candle making, and player piano activities. Museum tours will be self-guided and will highlight local Nordonia Hills history, early life furniture and artifacts, […]

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July 26, 2022

Open Doors: Granville; Then and Now.

Granville’s Old Academy Building will be open for visitors to see this rarely open building as well a photography exhibit of old village photographs with some photos recreated in present day.

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July 26, 2022

Open Doors: Quarry Chapel Open House

Quarry Chapel, which dates to 1862, opens its doors to visitors who wish to explore the charming stone building that has been rescued, restored and maintained by community volunteers and serves as a wedding and events venue. The Chapel is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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July 26, 2022

Open Doors: Free Admission to the Sherman House Museum

The original frame home built in 1811 consists of a parlor/dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and children’s bedroom. The Sherman family added onto the house in 1816, including a parlor and study for (father) Judge Charles Sherman. All of the rooms have been restored to look as they would have when the Sherman’s lived here. […]

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July 26, 2022

Open Doors: Tenement Life South of Liberty – Walking Tour

Our South of Liberty tour weaves visitors through the stories of Over-the-Rhine’s earliest residents between the Miami-Ohio Canal (now Central Parkway) and Liberty Street. Starting in the early 1800s with stories of German immigrants, we’ll explore how different people lived in this neighborhood over its long history. The tour concludes by talking about the homes […]

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July 26, 2022

Open Doors: Chester Shade Historical Association Genealogy Fair & 1823 Courthouse Tour

This annual event features a free beginners genealogy research class conducted by a registered genealogist, and gives participants access to the research materials housed in the restored 1841 Chester Academy Building; lunch will be available for a small fee. Also, next door is the restored 1823 Old Meigs County Courthouse used as a museum and […]

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July 26, 2022

Open Doors: Night at the Museum

Celebrate Ohio Open Doors with a FREE night at the museum! Learn about the Cincinnati years of antislavery author and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe and the impact and legacy of her most famous anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Discover how the community’s power of voice shaped the 20th century history of the house as a […]

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July 26, 2022

Open Doors: Liberty Township Heritage Day

Come visit this beautiful wooded park and tour this furnished early 1800’s log cabin thought to be the home of Samuel Gregory. There will be numerous active displays of pioneer games and activities including blacksmithing, corn shelling, cider pressing and many more. The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will perform several […]

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July 26, 2022

Open Doors: Benjamin Bacon House Tour

Tour this 177 year old mill owner’s home and explore the activities around the harvest.