Holiday Home Tour
Dec
3
12:00 PM12:00

Holiday Home Tour

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The annual USGHA Holiday Home Tour will be held from noon to 5pm on Sunday, December 3rd. Tickets are $10, and may be pre-purchased by phone at 937-378-3087 or at Donohoo's Drugstore on the square.

The tour is self-guided and will begin at the Boyhood Home, 219 E. Grant Ave, where tickets will also be sold.

Every ticket will come with a tour packet and map, and will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a John Ruthven-Thompson House Basket.

Locations this year include:

Ammen House - Father of both a Brigadier General and a Rear Admiral, David Ammen built this home on the courthouse square in 1826. Purchased and restored in 2005, visitors are invited to see the walled garden and large collection of vintage toys.

Home Street Haven - A bed-and-breakfast which often acts as a local arts education center, this American Foursquare style home was built in the late 1890's and only recently opened to the public.

John Thompson / Klosterman House - Built in 1851 by William Thompson, this three story Greek Revival has bee meticulously restored by Ken Klosterman and his late wife Judy. Overlooking the Ohio Valley, this is one of the finest homes in the state, if not the country.

Tunnel Mill - Commissioned by John Thompson in 1843, this was one of three mills he owned in Brown county. Unique in its construction, it uses an aqueduct-like tunnel to run water several hundred feet from White Oak creek to turn a story waterwheel. The Professor Faris magic show will be performing at various times during the tour.

Louden House - Built in the 1880's, this Queen Anne Revival was home to Colonel DWC Loudon after the Civil War. Holiday decorations will include a two-story tree and festive stained glass.

US Grant Boyhood Home - Wonderfully decorated for a Victorian Christmas, the General himself will be on-hand to meet visitors and tell stories.

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Memorial Day
May
28
7:00 PM19:00

Memorial Day

Celebrate America’s Fallen Servicemen in you hometown or join the US Grant Homestead Association and the 70th OVI for the Georgetown celebration at 9 AM at the Old Baptist Cemetery beside the entrance to the Brown County Fairground.

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17th Annual Reverse Raffle & Dinner
Nov
4
7:30 PM19:30

17th Annual Reverse Raffle & Dinner

The Homestead Association, in conjunction with the Brown County Chamber of Commerce, will hold the 17th Annual Reverse Raffle & Dinner on Saturday, November 4th. Admission includes dinner and the chance to win a $1,000, $500, or $250 prize. Silent and regular auctions will go all night, plus a split-the-pot drawing and the first chance of the year to buy Grant Days raffle tickets.

Doors open at 5:30, and dinner will be served at 7. Tickets are strictly limited to 200, and may be bought from the Association or Chamber. For more information, call 877 - 372 - 8177.

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Traveling Vietnam Wall
May
11
to May 14

Traveling Vietnam Wall

Proudly provided by the American Veterans Traveling Tribute, and sponsored by the Brown County VFW Post 9772, an eighty-percent scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial will be displayed on the county fairgrounds from May 11th to the 14th.

More information will follow.

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Ed Bearss: The Battle of the Wilderness
Mar
11
12:30 PM12:30

Ed Bearss: The Battle of the Wilderness

Ed Bearss will once again speak in the Gaslight Theatre, this year's topic being "Ulysses, from Cadet to General." Doors open at 12:30 for a half hour of period music by Deann Kelly, and the lecture begins at one. Admission is $10, and tickets can be bought by phone or at the door.

Edwin C. Bearss is a WWII combat veteran, former Chief Historian of the National Park Service, and most popular battlefield guide active today. Named Chief Historian Emeritus in 1995, his style is all his own, and similar tickets usually run into the hundreds of dollars.

For more information, call 937-378-3087.

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Free Holiday Concert
Dec
16
8:00 PM20:00

Free Holiday Concert

Music from the Gettysburg Battlefield

Kelly Miller-Feree, Georgetown native and NPS Artist-In-Residence, will perform a free Christmas concert on Friday, December 16th at 8pm.

Located in the historic Gaslight Theatre, the program includes original and period Christmas compositions for donations to The Wounded Warrior Project and Brown county's traveling Vietnam wall.

For more infomation, call 937-378-3087. or email USGHAinfo@gmail.com

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Holiday Home Tour
Dec
4
12:00 PM12:00

Holiday Home Tour

The USGHA Holiday Home Tour will be held from noon to 5pm on Sunday, December 4th. Tickets are $10, and may be pre-purchased by phone at 937-378-3087 or at Donohoo's Drugstore on the square.

The tour is self-guided, and will begin at the Thompson House Gallery, 203 E. Grant Ave, where tickets can be bought the day of.

Every ticket will come with a tour packet and map, and will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a John Ruthven-Thompson House Basket valued at over $125.

Stops on the tour include the historic Klosterman House on State Route 221, the US Grant Boyhood Home and School in downtown Georgetown, and the Colonel Dan Ammen home at 115 S. Apple Street.

A new stop this year is the Stock Company building, located at 107 S. Apple Street. Built in 1849 by a partnership of Georgetown Masons, it was known locally as the Masonic Block, although it was not a lodge project. The third floor hosted Masonic meetings until 1902, and painted symbols still remain on the ceiling.

The bottom stories have changed hands many times, serving as hardware store, a jeweler who doubled as town's clock winder, a restaurant and bakery in the 1880's, and most recently an optometrist. The building stood vacant for many years, but renovations are underway to make it into a private residence.

For questions or tickets, please call 937-378-3087.

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Ohio Rural Heritage Festival
Sep
1
to Sep 3

Ohio Rural Heritage Festival

The spiritual successor to the now retired Tobacco Festival, this has become an annual event in Ripley, Ohio. Last year saw an increased focus on the area's history, and our Vice President served as Grand Marshall. A complete listing of 2016's events and attractions has not been finalized yet, to stay current please visit their website.

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