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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


5/2: New Exhibits Showcase, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

To celebrate Screen-Free Week, the GHS invites you to come tour our new museum exhibits on Monday, May 2, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  We are very excited about the new displays and encourage you to come see them!

When:  Monday, May 2, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (just drop in)

Where:  The Granville Historical Society Museum, 115 E. Broadway, Granville 


5/17: Lecture on local builder Watkin Thomas

Watkin Thomas was a carpenter and contractor who built a number of familiar buildings in Granville in the early part of the 20th century. In addition to private residence, he was the contractor for the Granville Public Library and the Village Hall. Cynthia Cort will be exploring the career of this Granville native. At the same time she will discuss house materials and construction methods during this period.

WHEN:  Tuesday, May 17, at 7:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Robinson Research Center at the Granville Historical Society, 115 East Broadway, Granville, OH



Lecture 4/19: Lyn Boone on the Alexandrian Bank Building

Lyn Boone is putting the finishing touches on her talk, “Built for the Ages: The Many Incarnations of Granville’s 1816 Stone Bank,” set for 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, in the Robinson Research Center meeting room. An article for the upcoming Historical Times will put the building’s history in print for all to read. This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN:  Tuesday, April 19, at 7:15 p.m. 

Where: Robinson Research Center at the Granville Historical Society, 115 East Broadway, Granville, OH



Special Edition of Modern Times: New Exhibits!

We are so excited about the new exhibits that you will be able to see when the museum reopens on May 4 that we put out a special issue of the Modern Times.  Read all about changes that you can expect in just a couple of weeks!

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.


5/9: Two Mahans and the Abolitionist Movement

On Monday, May 9th at 7:15 p.m., John B. Elder, from Kendal at Oberlin, will be presenting a program entitled "Two Mahans and the Abolitionist Movement." The two Mahans in the title refer to ancestors of John Elder, former pastor of Oberlin's UCC Church. John Elder's presentation will focus on the leadership role in the early and mid-1800s of his great-great-great-grandfather, John Bennington Mahan, in the Abolition Movement and the Underground Railroad that linked Kentucky to Canada.


The program will take place in the Amelia Room at Kendal at Granville at 7:15. The presentation is sponsored by the Kendal at Granville Genealogical Group. This is a special invitation of all members of the Granville Historical Society.