Thursday, September 1, 2016

‘Ohio Open Doors’ Coming to Darke County

GREENVILLE, OH – Darke County will be hosting several events during Ohio History Connection’s first “Ohio Open Doors” event, September 9th-18th, 2016. “Ohio Open Doors” will “celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act with special, behind-the-scenes tours and talks at buildings and historic places all over Ohio. Brought to you by the Ohio History Connection, Ohio Open Doors is a statewide effort where building and landmark hosts open their doors to the public for special tours and programs.”

Darke County will be well-represented during the event, with nine different sites being advertised all over the state during the timeframe of “Ohio Open Doors.” They include tourist staples like the Garst Museum & National Annie Oakley Center, Historic Bear’s Mill, and the Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum, who will operate under normal operating hours and admission during this timeframe. Also included are interesting programs and some rarely seen gems in Darke County, such as:

  • Versailles Area Museum (“Treasures of the Past”): Sunday, September 11th, 2PM
  • Darke County Courthouse: Friday, September 16th, 9AM-4PM (self-guided)
  • Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall: Saturday, September 17th, 12N-2PM
  • Greenville Public Library: Saturday, September 17th, 12N-2PM
  • Studabaker Schoolhouse: Saturday, September 17th, 1PM-3PM
  • Greenville Union Cemetery: Saturday, September 17th, 9AM-5PM (self-guided)
  • Versailles Area Museum (“St. Peter’s Homecoming”): Sunday, September 18th, 2PM

This is a perfect opportunity to experience our historical sites here in Darke County! For a complete list and further details on each site, visit, or call the Darke County Visitors Bureau at 937-548-5158. The Darke County Visitors Bureau is a non-profit destination marketing organization, whose mission is to share and enrich the stories and destinations that make this county unique.

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