The Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum, 532 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, OH 43713 announces its 2017 programs and events:

May Student Month

° The museum opens May 1 for guided tours.

° School groups are invited to tour the museum at a reduced fee of $1. Let us turn back to 1893 for your students as we see what life was like 125 years ago!

° On display: Antique toys, a farm and tractors.

June- Ladies Victorian " Rose" Tea June 24, 2 p.m.

° Wedding gowns from the museum collection will be on display.

A Victorian Tea will be held on Saturday, June 24 at 2 p.m.. Join us in sampling Victorian delicacies at High Tea. The public is invited to attend. *Reservations and pre-payment for the Tea are required and due by June 21. Please call 740 695-0766 or 740 425-2228 for reservations. There is an additional fee to tour museum.

July Wine Tasting & Silent Auction July 29, 7 p.m. The evening will include tasting wines from Vino Di Piccin, Lansing, Ohio, wine etiquette, music, door prizes, 50/50 drawing, refreshments, new and gently used auction items and more. The fee is $20 per person. Tickets will be available at the door.

August Barnesville Home Tour

° On Sunday, August 27 from 1-5 p.m. a few Barnesville residents have graciously agreed to open their homes and businesses for your viewing. The Belmont County Mansion Museum will also be on the tour. You will purchase your ticket at the museum where you will receive a map directing to you to homes and businesses. Home Tour fee $20. Our previous home tour was a great success so please join us in viewing and learning the history of these beautiful homes.

September Field trip to Raven Rocks and Quilt Collection Display

° Quilt display both old and new The museum collection of quilts and newer quilts will be shown.

° John Boleigh, anthropologist with ODNR will lead a field trip to Raven Rocks, near Beallsville,. Date to be announced.

° Museum hours for The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival September 20 - 24. There will be extended tour hours for this event. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, hours will be noon to 4 p.m., Saturday hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Museum tour fees apply.

October Museum open by appointment only.

° The museum is open for tours by appointment only during October.

November - The Magic of Christmas Tours

° The Magic of Christmas Tours - The museum will open Saturday and Sunday, November 25 & 26 from 1-4 p.m. each day for our ever popular Christmas Tours.

December Christmas Tea, and Christmas Tours Continue

° The museum will be open for tours each weekend through December 17, beginning on Friday, Dec.1 from 5-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m..

° After December 17, tours will be available by appointment only through January 10, 2018. Please call (740) 425-1457, 425-2228 or 695-0766 to schedule an appointment.

° Victorian Christmas Tea Friday, December 1, 11:30 a.m.and 2:30 p.m. Begin your Christmas Holidays with an enjoyable Victorian Christmas Tea. There will be two settings for the tea to accommodate the many who wish to attend. You may choose to attend the 11:30 AM or the 2:30 PM seating. The public is invited. *Reservations and pre-payment are required. Please call (740) 695-0766 or 425-2228. The last day for reservations is Nov. 28. Music will be provided. The fee is $15. The tour fee is extra.

*PLEASE NOTE: For events that require pre-payment, please mail check or money order to: Treasurer, Belmont County Historical Society, PO Box 432, Barnesville, OH 43713. Please make checks payable to BCHS.

Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum General Information

Tours

The Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum is open for guided tours from May 1 through October 1 each Wednesday through Sunday from 1- 4 p.m. The tour fee is $5 for adults and $2 for youth 6 to 18. The Museum is open year round by appointment. Groups of 10 or more are admitted at a reduced rate. Bus tours are welcome. For an appointment call 740 425-1457, 740 425-2228, or 740 635-0766 or call the Museum at 740 425-2926 and leave a message. The Museum is located at 532 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, OH. The Museum is open by appointment only January through April of each year.

Rentals

The Museum and Gazebo are available to rent for meetings, weddings etc. call 740 425-2343 or 740 425-2228 for further information.

Teas/Luncheons

Private Teas or luncheons are available for groups of ten or more persons. The cost is $15 per person. The tour fee is extra. Advance payment is required. Reservations are required; call 740 695-0766, 740 425-2228, or 740 425-1457.

Membership

To join the Belmont County Historical Society please mail your name, address and membership fee to:

BCHS, PO Box 434, Barnesville, OH 43713. Please make your check payable to BCHS.

Yearly membership fee, single $15

Yearly membership fee, couple $25

Yearly membership fee, business $25

One time Life Membership, single $150

One time Life Membership, couple $200

Volunteers are always welcome. If you would like to decorate a room for Christmas, serve as docent or volunteer in another capacity please call (740) 425-1457 or 425-2228

Please visit our website www.barnesvilleohio.com/belmontcountymuseum/ for more information.