The 1820s Crabill Homstead, which stands on a beautiful spot on a hill above the C.J. Brown Reservoir in Springfield, Ohio, is open to the public for tours on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 from 1-5pm.
Visitors can learn about the David and Barbara Crabill, who built the home in the 1820s, 150 years before the reservoir was built. They raised their twelve children in the five room Federal style home.
The home was in use by multiple generations of Crabills and remained a residence through the 1950s. The Army Corps of Engineers purchased the home to preserve it prior to the construction of the C.J. Brown Reservoir and the home was given over to the Clark County Historical Society who restored it in the 1970s and who manages the home today. This weekend, apart from the homestead tours, the focus will be on the 1860s period with a special guest speaker on both days, demonstrations about 1860s vintage baseball, a display of period clothing, and more.