Museum Hours & Information

The Granville Historical Society Museum is now open for the season; our hours are:

Museum hours:

Fridays: 1:00 to 4:00
Saturdays: 10:00 to 4:00
Sundays: 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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Latest news from the Granville Historical Society


5/12: Meet your House--and its history

On Tuesday, May 12, at 7:00 p.m., Cynthia Cunningham Cort will give a lecture at Bryn Du Mansion: "Meet Your House--And Its History."  In this lecture, Cynthia will help you think about how to research the history of your home by recounting her own investigations into her Newark-Granville Road house.  This event is free and open to the public.  Bryn Du is at 537 Jones Rd, Granville.

Cynthia Cunningham Cort came to Granville and bought her house, which is across the street, in 1992. She was born in Washington DC and grew up in Alexandria, VA. She attended the University of Wisconsin, majored in Indian Textiles, and has spent several years in India researching textile techniques. While living in Cambridge MA during her husband John's graduate work she did accounting for artists and was collection manager at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. Since arriving in Granville she has worked for the Denison University library as a cataloger of Federal Publications, with the Granville Historical Society as collection manager and currently Vice President, and at the Works in Newark. And now she will tell us about how she researched the story of her house and its occupants. 


New Modern Times Now Available

The May 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 an upcoming workday at the Old Colony Burying Ground, a lecture by Don Schilling, 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.



Annual Meeting: 4/30 at 7:00 on Denison's campus (includes lecture about the Granville Inn)

The Annual Meeting of the Granville Historical Society will take place on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in Room #115 Burton Morgan Lecture Hall (Burton Morgan Center, Denison University).

Please note the different location this year--we’re meeting on Denison’s campus.  You can walk from the underground garage into Burton Morgan and go down one floor. The evening will consist of a half-hour business meeting followed by a talk about the Granville Inn.

The business meeting will include a vote on the proposed new constitution and bylaws, the election of officers and brief reports from the president and the treasurer.

The Nominating Committee has proposed the following slate. 
For one year terms as:
President – Tom Martin
Vice President – Cynthia Cort
Secretary – Chuck Peterson
Treasurer – Jane Wilken

For three-year terms as:

Members of the Board of Managers
Ron Sherwood
Janet Procida
Gary Yaekle
Nominations also may be made from the floor with the approval of the person being nominated.

Following the business meeting, we will have a program on The Granville Inn in conjunction with Denison University and The Works, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Denison President Adam Weinberg and Jeremy Johnson, Vice President of Project Management at Robertson Construction Services will discuss the past, reconstruction, and future of the Granville Inn.

April 28: Bryn Du Life/Local Series Lecture: Pipelines 101

Photo by Ty Nigh; some rights reserved.On Tuesday, April 28 at 7pm, Mike Rosenfeld will present "What Lies Beneath--Pipelines 101." Pipelines bring critical benefits to the nation’s economic well-being.  They are a crucial but aging infrastructure which can have important effects on public safety and environment.  Granville has many pipelines running through our community, although we can’t see them! Come hear about these hidden but important utilities. Mike Rosenfeld, has recognized expertise in the areas of pipeline integrity, reliability and safety, and regulations.  This lecture is presented by Bryn Du Mansion as part of their Life/Local series


Lecture, 4/7 at 7:00: “When Granville Went to War”

On Tuesday, April 7, at 7:00 pm at Bryn Du Mansion, the GHS will present “When Granville Went to War,” a lecture by Kevin Bennett. Kevin will talk about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and how it changed life in Granville during the war years, 1941-1945 and what happened here while “the boys were over there.”

Kevin Bennett is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel who recently served as President of the Granville Historical Society, and is also a past President of the Licking County Historical Society. He’s published numerous history-related pieces, including a GHS Pocket History about Granville's role in the Civil War. He was also co-author of Granville’s bi-centennial history.