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2016 marks a year of celebration for both of our outstanding local museums.  Both the Robbins Hunter Museum and the Granville Historical Society Museum are gearing up with special programming, exhibits, and activities this year to commemorate their respective anniversary milestones.  To whet your appetite for what's in store I have asked Ann Lowder, Executive Director of the Robbins Hunter Museum, and Tom Martin, President of the Granville Historical Society, to provide a summary of their respective plans:

Robbins Hunter Museum
Thirty-five years ago, the Robbins Hunter Museum opened its doors to the public as a house museum.  In 2016, we will celebrate the many people and the many changes that have taken place, creating a destination for visitors from around central Ohio as well as around the world.

In this year of political intrigue, the 2016 season opens with a special exhibition, Celebrating Victoria, commemorating Victoria Woodhull, Licking County's own and first woman to run for president.  Our clock tower monument to her is a popular attraction for visitors.  Additionally, three speakers will share stories of this woman, 100 years ahead of her time.

Construction has begun on the Dale and Tina Knobel garden folly with more plantings and fencing to be installed in the Jill Griesse Historic Garden.  The summer will bring a celebration and dedication of the completion of the folly project.

Fall brings the (always popular) Granville Antique Fair on Sept. 24, followed by  Scarecrow Invasion!  For the second year, students at Granville's Welsh Hills School design and research their characters and make a scarecrow representation to display on the lawn.

The year culminates with our highly anticipated Glorious Christmas.  Behind the seasonal lighted fa├žade, magnificent trees and displays including a Christmas pop-up book display and gingerbread houses will be featured.  Mark your calendar for an AFTER HOURS event for the Chamber on November 17.   During the Candlelight Tour on December 3, Santa Claus will be on site.  The museum will remain open through the Christmas season, Wed-Sat., 1-4PM, closing for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Plan now for multiple visits to Granville's architectural jewel, the Robbins Hunter Museum, and check our website (www.robbinshunter.org)  for details on upcoming special events. 
 Granville Historical Society Museum

May will bring the annual opening of the Granville Historical Society Museum, and with it an all-new set of exhibits in the front four rooms of the building.  2016 marks the 200th Anniversary of the construction of the Old Stone Bank building.  During its lifetime, the building has hosted many different businesses and also has served as a residence.
New exhibits will focus on six of the uses of the building.: 
  • The Alexandrian Bank will greet visitors who enter through the front door.  
Behind it in the front room will be a 
  • Re-creation of the Interurban Electric Railway Station and of 
  • The Bragg family home.  
In the Cherry Room, visitors will explore 
  •  A millinery shop.  
In the room last used by Bus Roberts for his barbershop will be 
  •  A re-created barbershop. 
Across the hall visitors can vote for a Ms. Granville from among a group of women dressed in clothing from different periods between when the building was completed in 1816 and its becoming a museum in 1955.
On the porch outside the millinery shop will be 
  • A stone and tombstone carving shop display.
At one point there was also a Women's Ice Cream Parlor in the building and an event will celebrate that building use in mid-summer.
The public is welcome to visit early-beginning with a Turn Your Screen Off week event Monday, May 2-and as often as anyone wishes between May 6 and mid-October.  The museum will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday in May, September, and October and Wednesday-Sunday in June, July, and August.  As always, the Archives will be open on Thursdays all year, and also by appointment.
April GACC General Meeting:
Kussmaul Award Presentation

When: Wednesday, April 20, 11:30am-1pm 
Where: Granville Inn, 314 East Broadway, Granville, OH 43023
Who & What:   April's program will focus on the annual  Kussmaul Award Presentation, a spotlight on continued campus and community collaborations. Traditionally this honor and monetary award is presented to a deserving senior student at Denison. Our featured speakers will be David English, Chief Financial Officer of Denison University and Anne Stengle, Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations at Denison University. Join us for this special award presentation! 


HFM Publications named Canal Winchester Business of the Year. The award covers the work HFM did in CW for 2015, specifically with the production of their Community Calendar (which featured the works of CW's local artists) as well as the Chamber's 30th Anniversary Magazine which highlighted all the positives of living and working in Canal Winchester. Read more here!

Broadway Pub "re-opens" after renovation.  The Broadway Pub unveiled extensive renovations to the public the first week of March to rave reviews.  Check out this great story in the Granville Sentinel/ Newark Advocate - and even better, go see for yourself!

First Federal's Danielle Cooperider Promoted.  Cooperider, a loan officer and branch manager in Granville, started her career at First Federal in 2011 and was promoted to a supervisory role within two years at the Heath office.  Cooperider was recently promoted to Assistant Vice President.  Congratulations, Danielle!

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GACC Training Opportunity
"Update your ChamberMaster page on the GACC website!" 

Tuesday, April 26, 10-11:30am
Granville Public Library
Join GACC Marketing Manager Michelle Newman Brady as she walks you through updating your ChamberMaster account on the granvilleoh.com website. Bring a laptop, and Michelle will walk you through step by step as you update your online presence for the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce website.

We only have space for seven individuals in this workshop, and you must pre-register to attend!  REGISTER NOW!


Saturday, April 30, 2016, 5-8pm: Taste of Granville: Granville Rotary hosts the second annual Taste of Granville at Bryn Du on Saturday, April 30.  Tickets are available online at tasteofgranville.org.  See their website for a full list of vendors.  This looks to be yet another wonderful showcase of Granville food and drink!

Sunday, May 1- Saturday May 7: TURN YOUR SCREEN OFF WEEK. Granville's popular "Turn Your Screen Off Week" returns this year with over 13 sponsoring organizations and nearly 20 scheduled events.  Mark your calendars now to get out and unplug! Learn more HERE.

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:30am-Noon,  
OPENING DAY!: The Granville Farmers Market opens for its 23rd year on Saturday, May 7.  Join us at N. Main at Broadway to browse and shop the booths of over 50 vendors.  Enjoy the best market in central Ohio right here in our own backyard.  See you at the market! Get details here.

Saturday, May 7, 2016; Great Granville Garage Sale: Clean out your garages and closets, and get ready to shop!  The Great Granville Garage Sale returns on Saturday, May 7.  Get all the details here. 

Saturday, May 14: Denison Commencement: Granville and the surrounding areas will receive thousands of visitors this weekend for Denison Commencement.  Be ready to greet lots of new faces and show them the beauty and charm of Granville!


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