The Granville Historical Society Museum is now open for the season; the Research Center remains open on Thursdays.
(through Aug. 31):
Friday: 1:00 to 4:00
Saturday: 10:00 to 4:00
Sunday: 1:00 to 4:00
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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Wendell Jones was a well known figure in the Woodstock art colony in the 1930s, ’40s, and ‘50s; although he died young at age 56, Jones had a prominent career and today ranks as one of America’s premier muralists of the 20th century. For his “First Pulpit” mural in the Granville post office, still a treasured landmark for the Granville community, he interviewed residents about the village and their memories of its history. The resulting work depicts the fabled first worship service held by the new arrivals from Massachusetts in 1805.
In addition to his Granville commission, Jones painted murals for federal buildings in both New York and Tennessee (both have since been relocated, leaving the Granville mural a rare work that is still “in situ”). The exhibition in Woodstock brought together many of his works, including his later abstract expressionist paintings that reveal the range of this extraordinary painter.
The Granville Historical Society has announced its fall programs of lectures, dinners, and more. All the details can be found in our most recent issue of Modern Times, but here’s the lineup: