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Museum Hours & Information

The Granville Historical Society Museum is now closed for the season and will reopen next spring. 

However, the Research Center and archives will remain 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


Arts & Crafts at the Candlelight Walk, 12/5, 1:00-6:00 p.m. 

As part of Granville's 30th Candlelight Walk, the GHS will be opening up the Old Academy Building for arts and crafts. Visitors of all ages are welcome, and we'll be making Christmas and holiday crafts to take home.  It's free and open to the public--join us!

When:  Saturday, Dec. 5, from 1:00-6:00 p.m. (drop in)

Where:  The GHS's Old Academy Building, 103 W. Elm St. at the corner of Main St. in Granville (map)

Below:  Images from 2014's Arts & Crafts at the Candlelight Walk


Jan. 23: Movies at the Museum

Louis Sullivan's Home Building Association in Newark; Sullivan is the subject of a film being shown by the GHS on Jan. 23. Photo: Wikipedia.On Jan. 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., the Granville Historical Society will be screening two films at the Robinson Research Center of the GHS Museum:

Tour of the Welsh Hills:  a 22-minute documentary about the Welsh Hills area

Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture:  A film about the great architect who gave us the 1914 Home Bank Association building on the square in Newark.

Both films are free and open to the public, and we'll provide soft drinks and popcorn. 



Reminder: Support the GHS through Amazon Smile

Now there's an easy way to support the Granville Historical Society that costs you nothing. If you are an Amazon customer, we'd love for you to start shopping through Amazon Smile and direct 0.5% of your purchase to the GHS. Bookmark that page and you will get the same prices, deals, Amazon Prime privileges, etc., but Amazon sends a bit of its proceeds back to us.  Every penny helps!

We also appreciate direct donations, and you can learn more about donating (Paypal, check, or in-kind) here.

Thank you as always for supporting the Granville Historical Society! 


Fall banquet, Nov. 17 (please RSVP by 11/11)

Our annual GHS Fall Banquet will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at Kendal. On the program, Kevin Bennett, past president of the Granville Historical Society, will recount the history of local service stations. While the village center is no longer home to five different filling stations and repair shops, these controversial, oft times busy hubs of local commerce reflected local business trends and catered to America’s love affair with the automobile.

We also will be voting to adopt a revised Constitution and Bylaws (details here) and announcing this year’s recipient of the Harold “Buck” Sargent Volunteer award.

Please RSVP by returning this form to us by Nov. 11 (GHS members will also receive this form in the mail).

When:  Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 6 p.m. Hors d’Oeuvres & Wine 6:30 p.m. Dinner Served
Where:  Kendal at Granville (in the Amelia Room), 2158 Columbus Rd., Granville, OH 43023 (map)

November issue of Modern Times now available

The November 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 news on the upcoming bicentennial of the building that houses the Granville Historical Society, the upcoming fall banquet (to RSVP, go here), artifact of the month, and more..


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