MILLERSBURG Get a glimpse into the past at the Victorian House Museum, operated by the Holmes County Historical Society.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 28-room Queen Anne style houses the society's collection of Holmes County history. The museum was built by L.H. Brightman, a wealthy industrialist from Cleveland.

The house has been featured on "Victorian America," an HGTV production, in Victorian Homes magazine and was used for a Hollywood production, "Love Finds You in Valentine."

Several years ago, the Central Ohio Paranormal Research Group conducted an investigation at the museum to try and disprove that the place was haunted. Reportedly there are three otherworldly beings – a man, woman and little girl – on the loose at the museum, but the good news is that they are not evil.

Next door to the museum is the Millersburg Glass Museum, located in the lower level of the Holmes County Cultural Center campus.

Visitors can learn about the history of the local glass plant, its workers and owner, John Fenton. The company operated from 1908 to 1911. The museum has more than 400 pieces of Millersburg glass on display.

Millersburg glass is prized by collectors all over the world because of its beauty. One piece sold at auction for $101,000.

Popular events at the Victorian House Museum include Halloween at the Mansion - Ghost Walks in October, where visitors can participate in a mini paranormal investigation lead by the museum's in-house investigators; and Holidays at the Mansion in November and December when it is transformed into a Victorian holiday delight.


 

Victorian House Museum

Where: 484 Wooster Road, Millersburg

Phone: 330-674-0022

For more information: holmeshistory.com