Lunch & Learn

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When: One Wednesday each month (except in July) 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Doors open at 10:00 a.m., lunch served promptly at 11:30 a.m., program ends at 1:00 p.m., museum closes 4:00 p.m.
The City of Lebanon began taping the Lunch & Learn programs beginning in September of 2015. To watch these past programs, visit the City's website here.

Where: Warren County History Center, 105 S. Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036

Details: Enjoy a gourmet catered served lunch, the company of new and long-time friends, and a special lesson in history.

Cost: 2017 Lunch & Learn Price $25 non-members, $20 members. If you are just coming for the PROGRAM and NOT lunch then it's $10 for members and $15 non-members.

Please note the member price applies to members only. Single members may purchase one ticket per event at member price, Family members may purchase two tickets per event at member price. All others, please select the non-member price.
Paid registration is required in advance--by the Saturday prior to the event. Reserve online, by phone at 513-932-1817, or by mailing a check to the above address.

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The March Lunch and Learn is an encore of the Bus Tour last year. There are two bus tour times to choose from. Either choose 10AM or 12:15PM as your tour time.


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February 7, 2018

Topic: All Things Chocolate

Details: With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, for many a box of chocolate is the natural choice for a gift at this time of year. This lecture we will examine why we have such a fascination with this luscious food. Naturalist Susan Sumner Susan, who claims she inherited the chocolate “gene” from her parents, has an insatiable curiosity about all things natural including chocolate. So, join Susan on this delectable journey as we explore the natural history of chocolate, its human connections, a bit about its healthy properties and, of course, its “dark side.”

SPEAKER: Susan Sumner had been a naturalist with the Great Parks of Hamilton County for almost 10 years. She enjoys hiking, baking and gardening as well as scouting out the most interesting chocolates.

March 14, 2018

DATE: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

TOPIC: “Lunch & Learn ENCORE: Dine & Drive: A Lunch and a Motor Coach Tour of Historic Lebanon Ohio”

TIME: Lunch at 11:30 a.m.; with a Motor coach tour of Lebanon EITHER at 10:00 a.m. OR 12:15 p.m. YOU MUST SPECIFY WHICH TOUR YOU WANT WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATIONS (The motor coach has limited space.)

This is a repeat of the very successful Dine and Drive Lebanon Tour from June  2017, but with an added NEW leg of the tour. This hour-long tour will take you through Lebanon’s four nationally recognized historic districts with its scores of historic 19th century homes in a comfort of air-conditioned motor coach. You will learn why Lebanon has been said to have “a Colonial atmosphere unusual in the Midwest.” You will see why the city’s charm and beauty have been showcased in three major Hollywood motion pictures and one tv movie. You will also understand why the screenwriter of one of those movies, when asked why Lebanon was chosen for the location of his film, answered, “Just look around, the shops, restaurants, it’s all here. This is the All-American town.”

SPEAKER and GUIDE:  Dr. Michael Coyan, Lebanon Historian and Professor at Sinclair Community College.

SPECIAL PRICE: $30 for non-WCHS members, $25 for members (Includes lunch, motor coach tour and museum admission)

PLACE: Warren County History Center, 105 S. Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio 45036.

April 18, 2018

TIME and DATE: 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2018

TOPIC: “Charles Dickens’ Visit and Views of America and Lebanon, Ohio in 1842”

Details: A look at Charles Dickens’ first visit to America a 176 years ago. Dickens was already an accomplished and world-famous author when he arrived in Boston in January 1842 at the age of 29. This talk will draw from his writings about his American tour and those of a fellow traveler, as well as from contemporary newspaper accounts of his historic visit, which included a stagecoach stop at what is now the Golden Lamb in Lebanon, Ohio on April 20, 1842.

SPEAKER:  John J. Zimkus is the Historian and Education Director of the Warren County Historical Society. He is also the house historian of The Golden Lamb in Lebanon, Ohio’s oldest continually operated business serving great food to Lebanon’s visitors since 1803.

COST: $25 for non-WCHS members, $20 for members (Includes lunch, lecture and museum admission)

PLACE: Warren County History Center, 105 S. Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio