Museum Hours & Information

The Granville Historical Society Museum is now closed for the season and will reopen May 1; 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!

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Latest news from the Granville Historical Society


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


Annual Meeting: 4/30 at 7:00 including a talk on 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.

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. 


New Modern Times Now Available

The April 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 a run-down on our upcoming lectures and other events, the GHS's ongoing work on documenting the history of businesses in Granville on and off Broadway, 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.



Lecture, 3/31: The Beatles!

No, none of the Beatles have ever visited Granville (that we know of, at least not yet!), but on Tuesday, March 31, at 7pm, we will discuss the Beatles importance and legacy.  Dr. Anna Nekola, Professor of Music at Denison University, and Chuck Peterson, Sentinel Editor and maven of rock history, will present a musicological and historical overview of the Fab Four's significance. 

Bring questions, curiosity, and fond memories. Be surprised to learn more about the Fab Four, and be prepared to defend your choice of "favorite Beatle" if it's not George (sorry, your humble GHS webmaster can't help himself)!     

When:  Tuesday, March 31, at 7:00 p.m. 

Where:  Bryn Du mansion, 537 Jones Rd, Granville, OH 43023