ABANDONED HOLMES CO.

April 5, 2018
ABANDONED HOLMES CO.

This fascinating new program series will be launched on April 5 at the Holmes Co. Library meeting room at 7:00pm.  Sure to become a signature program this years program subjects will include: The secret lodge Knights of the Pythias in Millersburg, the underworld of the Old Jail and the Holmes Co. Orphanage.  Presented by site investigators, Mary Tipton, Missy Middleton and Debbie Weaver Kline.  They have had access to all three location and have a large selection of photographs from each location.  So if you ever wondered what ever happen to these locations come and find out with Abandoned Holmes Co. 

Jun
30

STAR SPANGLED BREAKFAST AT THE CASTLE CLUB

Start your July 4th weekend with a breakfast fundraiser at the Castle Club next to the Victorian House Museum in Millersburg at 434 N. Washington St.  The Historical Society sponsors soup suppers and breakfasts throughout the year to raise funds for various society projects and programming.  The event is by donation and serving begins at 7:30 -10:00. After the breakfast you can plan on attending the Historic Downtown weekend and visit our Civil War - The Holmes Co. Connection presented at the courthouse at 1:00pm  See other event listing for details. 

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Jun
30

CIVIL WAR - THE HOLMES COUNTY CONNECTION

A fascinating program will be presented on Sat. June 30 in the main courtroom of the Holmes Co. Courthouse.  Civil War - The Holmes Co. Connection will be sponsored by The Holmes Co. Historical Society with expert Forrest Chanay for Killbuck as the featured speaker. There are many interesting facts he will share from his vast knowledge of the subject. Forrest is actively envolved in locating and marking Civil War graves throughout the area and is a frequent presenter in local schools in costume.  He was the founder of the Holmes County Civil War Roundtable.  The program is free to the public and begins at 1:00pm . Please plan on coming early as seating is limited.  You must enter the courthouse on the lower north side first floor.  Bring the family for a bit of history and then celebrate in downtown Millersburg all day ending with a great fireworks display.

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Jul
21

FROZEN - Th Glacial History of Holmes County

FROZEN - The Glacial History of Holmes Co. is a fascinating look at the ancient glacial past of the area presented by Professor Nigel Brush of Ashland University.  A local expert in the field this lecture is offered free to the public at the Holmes Co. Library meeting room at 1:00pm.  An optional glacial bus tour from 2:00-4:00pm will is available for $35.00. Professor Brush will lead a tour throughout the county and visit actual glacial remains and explain how they got to what we see today.  The bus is limited seating and is selling fast.   Advanced reservations are available for the bus tour  by calling 330-674-0022. We accept credit cards via phone reservations.  The program at the library is free to the public and no reservations are required for it. 

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Aug
04

LADIES DAY OUT - MISS HICKORY'S TEA TOUR

Exciting news!!  Margi Oller, our outbound group tour leader has put together a great Ladies Day Out Tour to Miss Hickory's Tea room in Strongsville on Aug. 4  and shopping in Historical Grand Pacific Junction Shopping District. Since we have a smaller motor coach reserved we can only take 37 people. Margi visited this tea room recently in Strongsville and stated it exceeded her expectations.  Our journey begins at the Victorian House, Castle Club. Do not wait to book this one as it will fill fast.  Please contact Margi for your reservations at 330-465-1393 call/text or email her at dawdys@embarqmail.com. Members—$75.00  Non Member $80.00

 

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Sep
08

VICTORIAN HOUSE HISTORY AND HAUNTS FUNDRAISER

Victorian House Museum and History and Haunts

Joint Fundraiser

7-10:30 pm, Saturday, September 8, 2018

This is your chance to participate in an investigation with a nationally recognized paranormal group.

The evening will begin in the Castle Club with a reveal of paranormal activity documented by Annie Tarpley’s History and Haunts.  After a short break, your fun moves to the museum for a two hour investigation.  At 10 o’clock we return to the Castle Club for refreshments while you share your experiences.

Reservations will be limited to only 24 guests. Price is $35.00 per person 

We expect this to be a sell-out, so make your reservations early. You can call in your reservations at 330-674-0022 and pay via credit card or send your checks to HCHS, PO Box 126, Millersburg, OH  44654

ANNIE TARPLEY BIO - FOUNDER HISTORY & HAUNTS

Annie Tarpley is founder of History & Haunts paranormal research and investigative team . She also travels to haunted locations  with her Not So Normal Paranormal Sisters.

 Annie's first ghostly encounter was when she was about 8 years old at which time she experienced her first shadow figure in the family home in rural South Carolina.

 Since the shadow figure encounter,  Annie has always felt, heard and seen spirit .  Until the last 12 - 15 years she kept most of what she experienced to herself or close friends. With the advent of paranormal shows, the uncommon has become common.  She decided to come out of the paranormal closet to share her experiences, conduct investigations and become a true historic researcher.  She and her team take pride in knowing that their findings have many times connected the dots with historic documentation and alleged  hauntings.

 Annie, along with  her team of professionals, have conducted well over 100 investigations both in private homes  and public buildings .  In June of 2017, Annie ,  visited the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado which is the setting for the Steven Kings novel “The Shining”.    She and her Not So Normal Paranormal Sisters  have visited, over the last 4 years, at least 15 haunted  locations including staying at haunted Inns , Bed and Breakfasts, ghost towns,  asylums, hospitals and Civil War areas.  These haunted excursions have been  to West Virginia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York, Tennessee, South Carolina, Michigan, Colorado, Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado  and of course their home State of Ohio.  The History & Haunts team specialize in local (Ohio) historic research with a more in depth investigation using psychic and scientific methods.

 Annie has written a book about a three day investigation conducted at the  Resaca Civil War battlefield in Georgia.   Her painstaking historic searches , over the course of a year,  connected the dots which started as a paranormal investigation and psychic feelings. Through her efforts , a long lost Confederate soldier finally found his way to his family after 150 years.  His name and his burial have all been documented .  The book is yet to be released as it is in rewrite at the moment.

 Annie has been heard on internet radio ,  Haunted Voices Radio, Gang of Girls Radio, Awakening the Unknown. She and her team have had write ups in local newspapers, and Parazine Magazine.   History & Haunts was the premiere team that conducted history and ghost walks in Erie County, Ohio . Annie"s humorous , eerie but  factual tales and  historic accounts  have always been a big hit with guests. She and her team are seen monthly during the summer at Malabar Farm Night Haunts. Team members Cathy and Barry Moneysmith currently head up the ghost investigation at Brownella Cottage in Galion, Ohio.  Mark Jordan is a published author and playwrite and  has been seen on Ghost Hunters and Mystery at the Museum.     

 Annie and her Not So Normal Paranormal  sisters were seen recently on  Destination Americas  show "Terror in the Woods"  Halloween Fright Night 2017.  Annie and her  sisters  (Mary Beth and Amy)  were  highlighted with a factual ghostly encounter they experienced in 2011.  Currently she and her sister Mary Beth  are working with another international  T.V. show which in  production to  air in 2018.*******

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Sep
27

OUR TOWN SERIES - HOLMESVILLE, OHIO

The popular series continues with the fascinating history of Holmesville, Ohio.  Local historian Guy Stallman will present the program with audience open mic for locals to share their stories and history.  The program will be presented at the Holmesville Elementary School. 

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Sep
29

NATIONAL GHOST HUNT DAY-SEPT. 29

The Victorian House Museum has been selected to participate with 150 other historic locations across six continents in the “World’s Largest Ghost Hunt.”  Bring your own paranormal equipment or use ours as we explore the 28 room mansion together and live-feed our investigation via the internet on facebook.Make your reservations early since participation will be limited. The event charge is $20.00 per person. You can call in your reservations and use a credit card at 330-674-0022 or send a check to Holmes Co. Historical Society, PO Box 126, Millersburg, OH  44654.  You can request a reservation form at info@holmeshistory.com

$20 per person… Must be 18 or older to participate.

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Oct
26

HALLOWEEN AT THE MANSION - GHOST WALKS

This year you can experience the resident ghosts of the Victorian and participate in a mini paranormal investigation lead by our in house expert investigators. Your evening begins with an orientation, ghost stories from the past and instructions for  your investigation.  24 tickets will be sold for each one hour time slot starting at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 and ending at 10:00.   Your entire evening experience is only $15.00 for society members and $20.00 for non members.  All tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 330-674-0022. To request additional information you can email  us at info@holmeshistory.com.   We accept phone reservations at 330-674-0022.  Call early - tickets will sell fast for this event.  The Victorian House has had many reported sightings thru the years by tourists and professional paranormal investigators. Bring a group of friends or family. 

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Nov
17

HOLIDAYS AT THE MANSION 2018

The popular Holidays at the Mansion at the Victorian House Museum in Millersburg, Ohio begins on Nov. 17 with an open house and then continues daily from Nov.17-Dec.31.  The hours are Sunday - Thurs. 1:00-4:00pm, Friday and Sat. 1:00-8:00pm.  Local area businesses and organizations transform the 28 room mansion into a Victorian holiday delight.  The home was built by a wealthy industrialist LH Brightman in 1900.  Come and get in the spirit of the holidays.  Self guided tours admission fees are $10.00 adults $9.00 for seniors 60+.  We invite you and your friends to join us for a holiday tradition in historic Millersburg located in Holmes Co. Ohio Amish Country. 

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STAR SPANGLED BREAKFAST AT THE CASTLE CLUB
Jun
30

STAR SPANGLED BREAKFAST AT THE CASTLE CLUB

Start your July 4th weekend with a breakfast fundraiser at the Castle Club next to the Victorian House Museum in Millersburg at 434 N. Washington... More Info
CIVIL WAR - THE HOLMES COUNTY CONNECTION
Jun
30

CIVIL WAR - THE HOLMES COUNTY CONNECTION

A fascinating program will be presented on Sat. June 30 in the main courtroom of the Holmes Co. Courthouse.  Civil War - The Holmes Co. Connection... More Info
FROZEN - Th Glacial History of Holmes County
Jul
21

FROZEN - Th Glacial History of Holmes County

FROZEN - The Glacial History of Holmes Co. is a fascinating look at the ancient glacial past of the area presented by Professor Nigel Brush of... More Info
LADIES DAY OUT - MISS HICKORY'S TEA TOUR
Aug
04

LADIES DAY OUT - MISS HICKORY'S TEA TOUR

Exciting news!!  Margi Oller, our outbound group tour leader has put together a great Ladies Day Out Tour to Miss Hickory's Tea room in... More Info
VICTORIAN HOUSE HISTORY AND HAUNTS FUNDRAISER
Sep
08

VICTORIAN HOUSE HISTORY AND HAUNTS FUNDRAISER

Victorian House Museum and History and Haunts Joint Fundraiser 7-10:30 pm, Saturday, September 8, 2018 This is your chance to... More Info
Sep
27

OUR TOWN SERIES - HOLMESVILLE, OHIO

The popular series continues with the fascinating history of Holmesville, Ohio.  Local historian Guy Stallman will present the program with... More Info
NATIONAL GHOST HUNT DAY-SEPT. 29
Sep
29

NATIONAL GHOST HUNT DAY-SEPT. 29

The Victorian House Museum has been selected to participate with 150 other historic locations across six continents in the “World’s Largest... More Info
HALLOWEEN AT THE MANSION - GHOST WALKS
Oct
26
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Oct
27

HALLOWEEN AT THE MANSION - GHOST WALKS

This year you can experience the resident ghosts of the Victorian and participate in a mini paranormal investigation lead by our in house expert... More Info
HOLIDAYS AT THE MANSION 2018
Nov
17
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Dec
31

HOLIDAYS AT THE MANSION 2018

The popular Holidays at the Mansion at the Victorian House Museum in Millersburg, Ohio begins on Nov. 17 with an open house and then continues... More Info