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!

For more information, please contact us by
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Latest news from the Granville Historical Society

Tuesday
Jan272015

Coming Soon: New Pocket History

The latest in the Granville Historical Society's Pocket History series will be coming in February: Freedom: The Antislavery Movement in Granville, by Denison University History Professor Mitchell Snay.

Many people have heard of the great Granville "Riot" of 1836, in which residents clashed over the issue of slavery. But what actually happened during that event, and why? What was the historical context for the riot, and how did it fit into the larger national debate?

In this rich, readable volume, Snay uncovers the political and cultural struggles over slavery, how they impacted Granville, the involvement of prominent Granvillians on the local and national stage, the area's role in the Underground Railroad, and the deep questions over citizenship and freedom that divided the village--and the nation.

Watch for it in February. In the meantime, you can browse all of our publications here.

Monday
Jan192015

Lecture, 1/27: "History as Background" Series discusses the Ukraine

The Historical Society' new program series "History as Background" kicks off with a discussion of the Ukraine.  On Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Historical Society, Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Denison William Bishop will explain the historical roots of the current crisis.

The “History as Background” series is designed to go beyond Granville to help residents of the community better understand today’s events. Programs will be 45 to 50 minutes in length, to be followed by questions and answers. Periods covered will generally end by 1990 to avoid partisanship and politicization of discussion and to fulfill the mission of the program to provide general background, said Tom Martin, Society president. It will take place in even months of the calendar.

 

Sunday
Jan182015

Preview of 2015 historical society programs

Prof. Don Schilling returns to Granville in May for a lecture on "How history is written."

The Historical Society is announcing two program series for 2015.

The first, headed by Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Denison William Bishop, will focus on “History as Background.” The series is designed to go beyond Granville to help residents of the community better understand today’s events. Programs will be 45 to 50 minutes in length, to be followed by questions and answers. Periods covered will generally end by 1990 to avoid partisanship and politicization of discussion and to fulfill the mission of the program to provide general background, said Tom Martin, Society president. It will take place in even months of the calendar.

The first program will occur at on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. and will feature a presentation by Dr. Bishop concerning The Ukraine.

In the March program, Dr. Reed Browning, Professor Emeritus of History at Kenyon College will focus on how political boundaries (maps), specifically in the Middle East, were drawn, especially at the end of World War I following the Collapse of the European and Asia Minor Empires.

In May, Dr. Donald Schilling, Professor Emeritus of History at Denison, and former president of the Granville Historical Society will discuss Historiography: How History is Written.

July’s program will focus on the evolution of the Shia/Sunni division in the Muslim faith and how it applies to political alliances, and how we can better understand the predictable rivalries in the Muslim word. September’s focus will be on 19th/20th Century China.

The year will close with November’s presentation, again by Dr. Bishop. It will cover Russia’s historical inability to adopt democracy.

Dates and details of the programs will be announced during the year.

The Board of Managers has also adopted a theme of “Business On and Off Broadway” for the next two years to encompass bimonthly programs, some publications, and some of the displays in the museum.

In odd months the focus will be on types of business, beginning in February with the Automobile. A panel of those from families involved in various businesses will characterize the series. As part of the effort, the Archives and Collections of the Society will have an opportunity to expand 20th Century holdings, especially in the era of 1910-1990.

In collaboration with The Works, a program on The Granville Inn will take place at The Works at the end of March.

Unless otherwise announced, programs will take place at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Research Center in the Granville Historical Society Museum and will be free and open to the public. Other 2015 programs will be announced as they come online.

For ongoing details, keep an eye on our website at Granvillehistory.org and/or contact Program Chairman Dr. David Skeen at 740- 587-3951.
Thursday
Jan152015

New Granville App now available

The Granville Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Village of Granville and Denison University and with the generous support of the Granville Foundation has released the Granville OH App for residents, Denison students and visitors to the Granville area. 

 

It features Granville area information and updates including: general information for residents and visitors, business listings and specials, village, university, school and recreational district events, Denison University campus information as well as local real time announcements. The App is free to download and is available for Android (Google Play) and iOS devices (App Store).  

 

Local businesses and organizations in the Granville area receive a free listing on the new app. Granville Area Chamber of Commerce (GACC) member businesses are provided a more detailed listing in the app as a Chamber benefit. Premium listings, including the ability to promote events and special offers, will also be available at a low monthly fee through the GACC office or CitizenSync, the app developer. 

 

Learn more at the newly redesigned Granville Visitor Center website at http://bit.ly/granvilleapp

 

Thursday
Jan152015

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!