The Bryn Du Art show is a yearly exhibition of juried pieces held at the magnificent Bryn Du Mansion. The beautiful grounds and impressive Federal style home is a vocal point of the 52-acre landscape. The buildings have stood on the property since 1905 in the Village of Granville, Ohio. This 15th annual show is held from the 5th to the 24th of March. It features contemporary, current works of both amateur and professional artists. This is a no-charge, public event.

Originally constructed by a local business magnate, Henry D. Wright, John Jones commissioned the 1905 renovation that stands in Granville today and his tenure is its most famous. During the building of Jones’ legacy many famous people of the era visited the estate. Jones’ served dinner to Warren G. Harding, William Howard Taft and Calvin Coolidge. Famous actresses Katherine Cornell and Lillian Gish both visited the estate as well as musicians Paderewski and Rachmaninoff, both of whom played the Steinway that is still on the estate grounds today.

The Village of Granville currently manages the property by a commission of their creation. This commissions goal is preservation of history and to provide use of the property to the benefit of the Village of Granville.

The historic home, Bryn Du Mansion, has by a corner stone of society in Granville since 1905 of continues to be today. Its history, the legacy of the families who occupied it, and the unique grounds add to the character of charming, modern Granville, OH.

Maple Syrup Season at Hocking Hills

Visitors can meet up at the Naturalist Cabin located behind Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center in Hocking Hills. Visitors will be shown the process of boiling down local maple sap into syrup and will be given a discussion on the methods used throughout time to make the sweet syrup.

The activity takes place between 12pm-4pm on March 9 & 10

In the spring, warm temperatures cause the sugar maple sap to run—this starch stored over winter turns back into sugar in the spring. The water the trees absorb mix with the sugar to create the sap. The sap is only about 2% sugar, approximately 40 gallons is needed to make just on gallon of maple syrup!

The so-called “sugaring season” usually last a month to a little longer. Tapholes are made in the trees during this time and the cycles of freezing and thawing help draw the sap out of the trees. Several processes can be employed to remove as much water as possible before boiling.

The process of boiling sends sweet smelling plums of steam into the air. After the process is complete maple experts grade the syrup for color and taste before bottling and sending it off to market.

We’ve Known Rivers Performance at the Ohio State House

We’ve Known Rivers is a group of inter active storytellers that celebrate the African American experience in American history by creating dynamic first-person presentations with the feel of a “one person shows”. The stories they tell look at American history through the lens of the power and legacy of the African American community. They bring history to life through their solo dramatic performances of famous African American historical figures.

The organization is that of so-called “teaching artists.” Their goal is to share the timeless stories of country’s history according to the black experience. The characters they portray are often less well known African American historical figures and sometimes are composites of several people. Their well-designed educational performances can cater to all age groups with the intention of empowering the future of our country.

This performance takes place on the 27th of February at the Ohio State House Atrium from 12pm-1pm.

20th Century Cincinnati Design Show

20th Century Cincinnati is the Queen City’s yearly review of vintage contemporary design: the cutting edge craftsmanship, engineering, decorations, style and designs that developed between WW I and the Information Age. Powered by new innovations, materials and mainstream culture, Modernist patterns included Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, Machine Age, Streamline, Mid-Century Modern and Op/Pop styles. A considerable lot of these creative plans were so a long ways in front of their occasions that they appear to have foreseen 21st-century ways of life.

Presently in its third decade of yearly shows, twentieth Century Cincinnati will come back to the Sharonville Convention Center on the few days of February 23 and 24, 2019 for an amazing 25th commemoration appear. More than 70 merchants will fill the 20,000 square feet Exhibit Hall and connecting meeting rooms with exemplary innovator frames – numerous from the century’s mark creators and engineers.

Best known for its phenomenal choice of furniture and lighting, twentieth Century Cincinnati likewise includes period beautiful items, housewares, popular culture memorabilia, and a critical style component. From venture quality to fun and out of control, twentieth Century Cincinnati offers something for each gatherer’s financial plan. Shop with certainty: this proficient gathering of merchants promises that all stock is “ensured as spoke to.”

“It Started with Pencil and Paper” Ohio Glass Museum Exhibition

The Ohio Glass Museum will display its 26th show of glass, “It Started with Pencil and Paper,” March 16, 2019, through September 8, 2019. The presentation will highlight the process designers used—on pencil and paper, to envision their glass designs. Three explicit patterns, utilized from around the globe to our neighborhood glass organizations, will be featured. Numerous other planners’ creations will be on view as well. Sketches and blue prints will be displayed alongside finished pieces.

Our docents furnish guests with a visit that tells the historical backdrop of early glass making forms straight up to present day. Our film “Conceived of Fire” gives an account of glass created in Lancaster and Fairfield County.

The Ohio Glass Museum was consolidated in 2002, and significant development started in 2004. The Museum was built up to mirror the significance of the glassmaking business in Fairfield County. Fairfield County has been home to various glass organizations throughout the years. High concentration of supplies like petroleum gas and sandstone in the territory settled the decision for the foundation of the glass making industry. In 2003, the Ohio lawmakers assigned Lancaster as the “Squeezed Glass Capital of Ohio.