National Road and Zane Grey Museum

At the National Road and Zane Grey Museum you can learn about US 40 which is the old National Road once known as the Main Street of America. At the museum you can explore the Westerns and novels of famous Ohioan author Zane Grey (of Zanesville, Ohio) and see the artful pottery that this region of Ohio is famous for.

Learn about the history of the road from construction to transportation, wagons to cars and more. The exhibit demonstrates with period objects what is would have been to like to travel on the Main Street of America during the early 19th century to the mid 20th century. The 136 foot long exhibit is quite educational.

The Main Street of America was the busiest route west and traveled from Cumberland, Maryland to Vandalia, Illinois. Construction on the road began in 1806 and in the early 19th century was the only significant link between the coasts of America. This route, the brainchild of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson was the vein which fed crops and goods back and forth between East and West and aided greatly in immigration.

Mr. Zane Grey was born in Zanesville, Ohio in 1872. He authored over eighty books but is best known for his novels about the old West. Grey wrote sixty some Westerns, 9 novels about fishing, 3 books tracing the lineage and history of the Ohio Zanes, a biography of young George Washington and plenty of short stories—somewhat of a literary heavyweight. Zane’s novels remain popular in the present day. The museum has recreated the study in which Zane penned many of these work and includes many original manuscripts and personal items of Zane’s.


Treats and History on South Bass Island

South Bass Island, also known as Put-In-Bay, is home to a unique experience The Chocolate Café and Museum. This stop is for the choco-junkies and sweet teeth, but also for the historians. As the name suggests there is a small museum dedicated just to chocolate—which tracks the history of chocolate and its journey across the Earth.

Everyone will leave with some new expertise on the topic as well as some goodies.
It is also a true café in the sense that they serve coffee, they offer seating and display cases featuring traditional and usual chocolate treats.

Chocolate began its journey in South America as the cocoa plant and the first chocolate shop was supposedly opened in 1657 in London by a Frenchman. Since this time every major city has had a chocolate house and the treat is closely tied to many histories and cultures all over the world.

It is in this tradition that the Chocolate Café and Museum presents itself.

The Ohio Craft Museum Presents Howard Jones, “Re:Tooled”

The Ohio Craft Museum will display “Re:Tooled,” a show of repurposed instruments, furniture, apparel and that’s only the tip of the iceberg, by St. Louis craftsman Howard Jones. On view February 3 through April 6, the show includes around 50 pieces that join discovered items with parts he constructs himself. On the show’s end day, April 6, Jones will lead a hands-on workshop and give an exhibition chat on his transformative procedure.

The Ohio Craft Museum is a program of Ohio Designer Craftsmen, introducing five noteworthy presentations every year, just as center shows and a turning show of the perpetual accumulation. Moreover, the historical center houses the Craft Research Library and offers instructive workshops and occasions for all ages and dimensions of involvement. Progressing subsidizing for Ohio Designer Craftsmen and the Ohio Craft Museum is given by the Ohio Arts Council, Greater Columbus Arts Council, and the Columbus Foundation.

Glendower Mansion Christmas

Glendower is available to the public amid the period of December. Friday through Sunday 12PM-4PM (it would be ideal if you arrive no later than 3:30 PM).

Come see Lebanon’s memorable Glendower Mansion expertly decorated for the season. The enchanting touch the inside planners made in the corridors and rooms of this rich bequest will abandon you warm and prepared for the occasions.

The Harmon Museum and Art Gallery is housed in Harmon Hall, a notable, three story, 28,000-square-foot block building situated in downtown Lebanon. Harmon Museum and Art Gallery is both a history historical center and a craftsmanship exhibition hall. It contains works of art, improving expressions and noteworthy accumulations from ancient periods to the mid-twentieth century. Harmon Museum and Art Gallery additionally incorporates the Warren County Historical Society Historical Research and Genealogy Library.

Harmon Hall was worked in 1913 as a diversion focus and gave to the City of Lebanon by William Elmer Harmon, land investor and giver. Harmon was brought up in Lebanon and griped there was no place to play when he was a kid. He gave Lebanon Harmon Hall, Harmon Park, Harmon Golf Course and enriched the Harmon Civil Trust to keep up the properties. In 1961 Harmon Hall turned into the home of the Warren County Historical Society Museum. In 1979 the Harmon Civic Trust deeded the working to the Warren County Historical Society. The Historical Society changed the name to Harmon Museum and Art Gallery in 2017 to all the more likely mirror the exhibition hall’s accumulations and to respect Mr. Harmon.

Experiencing Veterans and Artists Creations: A Special Exhibition of the Rutherford B. Hayes Museum

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums enlightens the lives, heritage and time of President and First Lady Hayes, translates the American Presidency, Spiegel Grove and relates the significance of each to modern America.

This display is a workmanship venture that unites veterans and artists. EVAC guardians talked with veterans about their encounters, and specialists made a version of prints dependent on their translation of those accounts. The prints are shown with passages from the discussions.

In this show, 12 to 15 pieces made from talks with veterans through the Hayes Presidential Library and Museums Northwest Ohio Veterans Oral History Project will be highlighted in the historical center rotunda. EVAC attempts to connect the frequently shaky hole among military and nonmilitary personnel life. Part of the exhibition will be shown at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

The show will stay at the Hayes Presidential Library and Museums through Jan. 31, 2019.