Memorial Day
May
29
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.

Decatur Day in the Park
Jul
8
7:00 pm19:00

Decatur Day in the Park

Enjoy a truly old-fashioned ‘Day in the Park’ in the Decatur Ohio village park. The event starts at 11 AM with a parade and continues with food, music, homemade ice cream, and fellowship. Bring a chair.

Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show
Aug
10
Aug 13

Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show

The US Grant Homestead Association will have a display tent at one of the largest Antique Machinery Shows in the United States. The grounds are a mile west of Georgetown on US Rt. 125. Open 10AM-Dusk Thursday thru Sunday

ovams.com

Brown County 166th "Little State" Fair
Sep
25
Sep 30

Brown County 166th "Little State" Fair

For the One-Hundredth-and-Sixty-Sixth year in a row, the Brown County fair will be held from September 26th to October 1st. 

Rides, demolition derbies, games, animal shows, music, cheerleading, truck and tractor pulls, food, the parade, and much more.

thelittlestatefair.com

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.


Traveling Vietnam Wall
May
11
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.

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.

Free Holiday Concert
Dec
16
8:00 pm20:00

Free Holiday Concert

  • Gaslight Theater

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

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.

Ohio Rural Heritage Festival
Sep
1
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.

Grant Days
Apr
21
Apr 23

Grant Days

  • US Grant Boyhood Home

20th Annual US Grant Day - April 23rd, 2016

Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses and Julia, Headquarters and Signal Corps

William Tecumseh Sherman, Book Signing by Joe Krom 

Tours of the Boyhood Home and Schoolhouse 

Period Music and Magic, Artillery, and Food 

Narrated Walking Tour of Georgetown, and much, much more