Museum Hours & Information

The Granville Historical Society Museum is now closed for the season and will reopen in the spring; however, the Robinson Research Center remains open on Thursdays. 

Research Center hours:

Thursdays: 9:30 to noon
and 1:00 to 4:00 

Anyone wishing to make special arrangements should contact Theresa Overholser or call the Historical Society at 740-587-3951 and leave a message.

The museum and research center are located at 115 E. Broadway.  For a map to the GHS, please click here.  

For a calendar view of our hours and events, please click here.

Both the museum and research center are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit!

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Latest news from the Granville Historical Society


New Modern Times Available

The December issue of our monthly e-newsletter, Modern Times, is now available.  If you're a subscriber, you've already received it by email.
This month features the a report on our recent fall banquet, the winners of the raffle for a Jay Young painting, the artifact of the month, and more.


To receive each new issue of Modern Times directly in your inbox, please email us at You do not have to be a member of the GHS to sign up!  To read previous issues of Modern Times, please click here.



Come by the GHS during Granville's Candlelight Walking Tour

Photo from granvillecandlelightwalkingtour.comThe Museum will be open during Granville's annual Candlelight Walking Tour on Saturday, Dec. 6. Santa will arrive at 4:30, and the museum will be open 5:00-9:00 p.m. There will also be a Candlelight Gift Shop, with original work by local artists and artisans, from 1:00-8:00. Come join us for holiday fun, shopping, and history.

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 6
Candlelight Gift Shop (art sale): 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
Santa: 4:30
Museum: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
WHERE:  Granville Historical Society Museum, 115 East Broadway
For more info about the entire Walking Tour, please see



GHS Names Kirkpatrick 2014 Volunteer of the Year


Bill Kirkpatrick in the Frederick Douglass event in 2013.The Granville Historical Society named Dr. Bill Kirkpatrick 2014 Buck Sargent Volunteer of the Year at its annual Fall Banquet November 18.  “Bill has been a creative and active supporter of the Society’s efforts to preserve and present the history of Granville,” stated Tom Martin, President of the Society and Board of Managers, “through his efforts in developing and writing the Pocket History of Granville Series and his contributions to the Society’s presence on the web.”
Dr, Kirkpatrick is an Associate Professor of Communication at Denison University and resides in Granville with his wife, musicologist Anna Nekola.



Dylan Thomas Celebration Features Tea & Christmas Story

The Granville Historical Society will mark the centenary year of Dylan Thomas’ birth at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Davis Shai House (301 Central Park- way, Heath).
“Tea with Thomas” will feature several traditional Welsh foods at the tea along with the film “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.” The film was pro- duced in 1987 and stars Denholm Elliott as a grandfather who entertains his grandson with tales of his childhood holidays on Christmas Eve, aiding the youngster in pushing back his bedtime.
Thomas, who is best known for his play for voices, “Under Milkwood,” and for several of his many other poems and stories, died in New York City while on a tour. Born in Swansea, South Wales, his writing seems to capture the lilting musicality of the Welsh language in Eng- lish. His untimely death, largely attributed to his heavy drinking, is the subject of a BBC film released this year, “The Poet in New York.”



Reminder: Reservations for Fall Banquet due 11/14

The traditional Fall Banquet is back on the calendar for this year with a few new twists. The Amelia Room at the Kendal at Granville main building will be the location for the Tuesday, Nov. 18, celebration that will also see the winning raffle ticket drawn for the Jay Young painting. If you haven't sent in your reservation, please do so quickly, or contact us at 740-587-3951 to make sure you have a seat!